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How Opioid Free Anesthesia Reduces Post-Op Nausea

With the current opioid crisis affecting the United States and other places around the globe, primary care physicians, specialists and surgeons alike are working to find ways to effectively treat patients while limiting the risk potential prescription dependence. One such area of concern is the administration of anesthesia, as well as post surgical pain management. Opioids have been used as

By |November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Compound Targets Non-opioid Pain Pathway, Provides Long-Duration Pain Relief

Researchers at the University of Utah have isolated a compound derived from snail venom that appears to target a pain pathway not associated with opioids. The compound, Rg1A, was tested in rodent models, and was found to effectively block a pain pathway receptor, with a pain relieving effect that outlasted the presence of the compound in the animal. Investigator Baldomera

Prevention Makes Perfect

Prevention Makes Perfect! A Dietary Approach for Reducing GI Disease The CDC estimates that in 2012, 117 million Americans had one or more chronic health conditions, most of which involve problems with the gastrointestinal tract. An astounding 86% of health care spending was allocated toward treating chronic disease that year! Gastrointestinal disorders afflict 60 million to 70 million Americans; reducing

By |February 13th, 2017|0 Comments

MAC Anesthesia and Pain Management

The specialty of pain management includes the utilization of many spinal interventional procedures including intralaminar and transforaminal epidural injections, facet joint and medical branch nerve blocks, radiofrequency neruolysis of nerves, sympathetic nerve blocks, implantation of spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pumps, as well as intradiscal procedures. Although considered minimally invasive these procedures possess inherent potential danger. Pain management procedures involve

By |January 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Why are Anesthesiologists Needed?

Why Anesthesiologists Are Needed Anesthesiologists train for years, learning exactly how anesthesiology drugs affect individual patients. As advances in technology have made it safe to offer anesthesiology to patients who were once ineligible for the procedure, the skill and expertise of these doctors, as well as trained anesthesiology nurses, has become essential to ensuring these patients are safely put under

By |January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

GROWING TREND FOR SURGERY TO BE DONE IN A DOCTOR’S OFFICE

GROWING TREND FOR SURGERY TO BE DONE IN A DOCTOR’S OFFICE Office-Based Anesthesia and Surgery Doctors are doing more than just checkups in their offices these days. Advances in medical technology have made it possible for physicians to perform more advanced and more complex surgical procedures in their offices. Whether it’s a tummy-tuck or a biopsy, every surgical procedure performed

By |December 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Changing the patient’s position increases number of polyps detected in colonoscopy

In patients undergoing colonoscopy, examining the right side of the colon while the patient lies on the left side increased the detection of polyps and adenomas, compared with examining the patient in the supine position, according to a study published in the September issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Examining the right side of the colon with the patient lying on their

By |December 14th, 2016|0 Comments