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Underwater Colonoscopy

This article may be of interest to our GI clients and partners, and the general public. Researchers have found that “underwater” colonoscopy enables endoscopists to detect considerably more polys than traditional air insufflation.  This includes more sessile serrated polyps in the right colon. People with a history of inflammatory bowel disease or who have a family history which puts them

By |September 18th, 2017|0 Comments

A Dietary Approach for Reducing GI Disease

In 2012, 117 million Americans had at least one chronic health condition and most of these involved the gastrointestinal tract, as estimated by the CDC. About 86% of spending on health care that year was allocated toward these chronic diseases. Since gastrointestinal disorders can affect 60 million to 70 million Americans, reducing cases needs to be a top priority for

By |September 11th, 2017|Tags: |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

Anesthesia Services for Interventional Pain Procedures

By utilizing the services and anesthesia management of Strategy Anesthesia to perform in-office interventional pain procedures, physicians eliminate travel time to and from a hospital or surgical facility. Delayed starts and room turn-over at hospitals and outpatient facilities is reduced or eliminated. You set your own schedule at your convenience. Strategy Anesthesia provides in-house anesthesia management programs so that you

By |August 17th, 2017|0 Comments
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Transformative Care Training and Treatments

Transformative care is as much about training and treatments as it is about using a team to work with the patients. Most of the pain clinics have followed this protocol very well. But still, there is an overemphasis on passive treatments as the primary care strategy for these patients. We all know that risk factors play a significant role in

By |August 10th, 2017|0 Comments
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MAC Anesthesia for Office-Based Pain Management Procedures

Practices are moving toward using MAC anesthesia for pain management procedures in the office and for a good reason.  Patients really love receiving propofol and by outsourcing for anesthesia there are a multitude of savings. Strategy Anesthesia offers interventional pain management physicians CRNAs to administer MAC anesthesia.  Below are some of the patient testimonials that we receive on a regular

By |August 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

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 ANESTHESIOLOGISTS ARE 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
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Demand for Anesthesia Monitoring Devices Growing

In recent years, advances in technology have led to the development of more advanced anesthesia monitoring devices. These devices have quickly found their way into hospitals, clinics, retirement homes, and emergency rooms across the world, leading to increasing demand that is likely to see the advanced anesthesia monitoring devices market grow considerably in the next few years. Advanced Anesthesia

By |July 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Epidurals, Spinal Anesthesia Safe for Cesarean Delivery

In recent years, many have raised concerns about the safety of epidurals and spinal anesthesia for woman in childbirth, but recent research may upend those opinions. A new study of New York hospitals finds that the rate of complications for women who received either epidurals or spinal anesthesia during cesarean delivery dropped by 25 percent over the past 10 years.

Safe Anesthesia Makes Ambulatory Care Possible

As a growing number of patients turn to ambulatory surgical centers for convenient, cost-effective treatment, the need for reliable anesthesia services will also grow. Anesthesiologists can help screen patients to ensure they’re good candidates for outpatient care, and provide the highest level of professional anesthesia care, making them invaluable members of an ambulatory care center team.The Rise of Ambulatory Care

Anesthesia Makes Modern Medicine Possible

Anesthesia is a medical marvel, making life-saving procedures feasible and increasing patient comfort. Without local and general anesthesia, many surgeries now considered routine would be impossible to perform because of the level of pain they would cause and because of the difficulty restraining patients would involve. Anesthesia also helps make important diagnostic procedures possible, allowing doctors to insert fiber optic

Providing Safe Anesthesia for Seniors

Anesthesia has taken great strides in recent decades, becoming safer for a wider variety of patients, including people over the age of 65. Proper care and professional anesthesia services are needed to ensure safety for older patients put under general anesthesia for surgery. Seniors are a fast-growing demographic in our country. Between 2012 and 2050, the population of people aged

Older, Sicker Population Driving Respiratory/Anesthesia Device Market Growth

Respiratory and anesthesia medical devices are experiencing booming sales due to a growing geriatric population and a rise in illnesses such as sleep apnea and COPD. These factors are causing a spike in demand for respiratory help and anesthesia services.Medical device marketing experts are predicting rapid growth for this segment over the next few years. The global market for these

Anesthesiology Requires an Anesthesiologist

Anesthesiology is a remarkably safe procedure, with millions of Americans safely going under each year to receive surgical treatment. The reason why anesthesia procedures are so safe is because of the hard work and expertise of anesthesia doctors and nurses—an irreplaceable part of safe anesthetization. Fall of the MachinesIn the last few years, there has been a move toward automated

How to Improve Patient Engagement at Your Healthcare Facility

In recent years, patient engagement has become a topic of interest as part of healthcare reform. While different healthcare organizations, from doctor’s offices to hospitals, are making strides at addressing this issue, there really is no set definition as to what patient engagement is and how it relates to specific healthcare providers. However, this does not mean you cannot develop