The Vein Book

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/30/2014
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Since its initial publication nearly a decade ago, The Vein Book continues to serves as the ultimate comprehensive resource on venous disease. Upholding its reputation as the go-to reference for complete, authoritative, and up-to-date information about venous function and dysfunction, this second edition effectively bridges the gap between clinical medicine and basic science, suitable both for the seasoned surgeon as well as the medical student.

The book is divided into five essential sections: basic considerations, primary superficial venous insufficiency, venous thromboembolism, chronic venous insufficiency, and congenital venous malformations. The book covers the entire spectrum of venous conditions from clarification of the pathophysiology of venous insufficiency, molecular mechanisms in the cause of varicose veins, new treatment options for varicose veins and spider veins, startling new treatment for venous thromboembolic disease, and effective treatment for leg ulcers.

More user-friendly and encyclopedic than ever, The Vein Book is still a must-have for vascular surgeons, phlebologists, interventional radiologists, research scientists, epidemiologists, and surgeons at all levels.

Author Biography

John J. Bergan, MD, FACS, FACPh, FRCS, pioneered a new era of diagnosis and treatment for venous conditions, expanding the scope of research and discovering new frontiers in phlebology. As a clinical vascular surgeon, physician, scientist, and respected teacher of vascular surgery, he has published over 800 academic papers and authored or edited more than 40 textbooks. He has served as president for all the major vascular surgery societies and resided on editorial boards of all major surgical and vascular journals, including the Journal of Vascular Surgery, Annals of Vascular Surgery, and the British Journal of Surgery. Additionally, he was a co-founder of the American Venous Forum and American College of Phlebology.

Nisha Bunke, MD, FACPh, is the Director of La Jolla Vein Care, Volunteer Clinical Instructor of Surgery at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, member of the Scripps Ximed Medical Group.

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