Anesthesiology

[VIDEO] Avoid Systemic Opioids and Improve Postoperative Pain Control with a PEC 1 Block for Shoulder Surgeries

A relatively simple and risk-free procedure, the Pectoral Nerve (PECs) block is widely used to control post-operative pain, particularly following breast surgeries. A 2020 study published by the Department of anesthesiology at Stony Brook University Health Science Center analyzed 19 randomized control trials and concluded: “When compared to general anesthesia with systemic opioids, PECs block…

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[VIDEO] Using Ultrasound to Guide Intra-Articular Injections of the Knee is Gaining Popularity. Here’s why.

Dr. Gregory Hickman, the medical director and anesthesia director at the Andrews Institute Ambulatory Surgery Center in Florida recently shared his master tips for performing ultrasound-guided injections during a webinar hosted by Clarius, The Mobile RA: Using Handheld Ultrasound to Guide PEC and Supraclavicular Blocks Plus Intra-Articular Injections. Watch the recording of the full webinar…

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[VIDEO] Is the Supraclavicular Plexus Block the Right Choice to Prevent Postoperative Pain?

While the interscalene brachial plexus block is currently the more common and popular regional anesthesia technique for pain mitigation after shoulder surgery, the supraclavicular block is an effective, and possibly safer alternative. According to a 2019 study published in the European Journal of Anaesthesiology, there is evidence that the supraclavicular block is less likely to…

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Watch Your Needle Light Up During Ultrasound Guided Procedures with Clarius Needle Enhance 8.0

Ideal for clinicians who are new to using ultrasound for procedure guidance, Clarius Needle Enhance lights up the needle, while Clarius HD scanners deliver high-definition imaging of the surrounding structures for clear visualization of your injection target. Needle enhance is an optional upgrade feature available on all Clarius linear scanners. With the release of Clarius…

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[VIDEO] Wireless Ultrasound for the Lean and Mobile Regional Anesthesiologist

With several high-end ultrasound systems at his disposal, Dr. Greg Hickman often uses the Clarius handheld ultrasound scanner for regional anesthesia. We had the opportunity to ask him why during a video interview recorded at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida where he has been perfecting ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia procedures since 2007. Dr. Hickman…

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Clarius Generates Buzz at ASRA

Clarius is making quite an impact at ASRA. The two-day Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting is being held this week in San Francisco. For many attendees, it was the first time they’ve seen a wireless ultrasound scanner in action; they were blown away by the concept. “Clarius is the coolest thing I’ve seen on…

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