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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Scott Resnick, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is a complete guide to the management and treatment of patients with superficial venous disorders, appropriate for both novices and experienced clinicians.
Purpose: There is great value in a book such as this, which aggregates years of medical literature and decades of clinical experience in the treatment of superficial venous disease. The authors have tried to present a simplified and practical approach to treating the most common venous disorders, and they have succeeded.
Audience: This book will be appreciated by the full range of practitioners, from nurses to physicians, novices to experts, interventional radiologists to dermatologists to vascular surgeons. Literally anyone who cares for patients with superficial venous disease will find value in this book. The authors are clearly knowledgeable and have done a fantastic job of making this book very accessible.
Features: The full range of superficial venous disease can be found here — pathophysiology through treatment options and detailed decision-making algorithms. Of special interest is the brief chapter on superficial hand venous disorder therapy.
Assessment: This is an invaluable resource for experienced practitioners as well as a great starting point for students who are just learning.