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Will the VeinViewer Make the Blind Stick a Historical Footnote?

February 13, 2007
Will the VeinViewer Make the Blind Stick a Historical Footnote?

Yes our housestaff is no longer the first line when blood or an iv is needed. However, maybe these tasks wouldn’t be such a big deal if this invention from the company Luminetx takes off. It uses light emitting diodes to beam near infrared light onto the skin, and can visualize blood vessels up to 8 mm below the surface. The light source emits a harmless, near-infrared light reflected back to the surface from the tissue surrounding the vein, while no light is…

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Happy New Year!!

December 29, 2006
Happy New Year!!

Clinical Correlations will be closed for the holiday weekend.  We will resume posting on Tuesday January 2nd, 2007.  I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who's been involved and contributed to making the inauguration of Clinical Correlations so successful.  Stay tuned as we continue to improve and expand on our terrific first few months.  Happy New Year Everyone!!

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Call For Content

December 2, 2006
Call For Content

Send us your clinical questions…Please include a brief case presentation with any focused clinical questions about management or next steps in diagnosis.  These questions will then be sent to one of our esteemed faculty for a response to be posted on Clinical Correlations…it's your chance to be famous and make your name in cyberspace.  If you prefer anonymous posting we can also do it that way.

Send all cases/questions to neil.shapiro@med.va.gov

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