Practitioners and patients have reported
many benefits of using
Anodyne in a wide variety of clinical and personal contexts.
Here are some comments...
Inside Duke University
Medical Center Article on Anodyne
of Radio Broadcast on Anodyne
From the abstract to Anodyne
Imagery: An Alternative to IV Sedation in Interventional Radiology
"Intrapatient comparison showed significantly lower
median drug use with Anodyne imagery than without (0.1 vs.
5.3 drug units, p=.01)."
"During their post procedural checks, all patients expressed
great appreciation and gratitude for the imagery process. One
patient wrote a complimentary letter."
"As a side effect, Anodyne created a pleasant atmosphere
for the personnel in the Interventional suite. In particular,
one procedure was technically extremely challenging, and the
quiet, contented composure of the patient greatly helped the
interventional radiologist proceed successfully."
American Journal of Roentgenology, May, 1994
"Although I was skeptical at first, I now realize
through my own experience that we have real tools to access the
mind in ways I never thought possible."
W.B., MD, Anesthesiologist California Pacific
Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
"I feel fortunate to have had the Anodyne training. The
effects of Anodyne on patients in the MRI and Interventional
Radiology setting have been dramatic. Patients are reporting
feelings of deep relaxation and decreased perception of pain
and anxiety during the exam.
"The Anodyne experience has changed my life in such
a positive way. I, too, am much more relaxed, and yet focused
in my work environment. I would love to see Anodyne incorporated
into the curriculum of nursing and medical schools and other
related disciplines. I believe once patients experience Anodyne,
they will come to expect it from their health care providers."
B.H., R.N., University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
"My first angiogram was painful and I was very anxious,
and it took me three days to recover from the drugs. During
my second angiogram I used no medication. I had Anodyne instead.
I was on the table for three and a half hours, and I reduced
my blood pressure from 210/110 to \139/80, something I had not
been able to achieve with beta blockers in three months. This
encounter greatly improved my tolerance of the pain, greatly
reduced my anxiety, reduced the recovery time required, and provided
me with a very useful tool for managing pain after I left."
T. A., patient Duke University Medical Center,
Durham , NC
"Anodyne has helped me connect better with patients;
to help them through their studies with little or no anxiety.
Many patients have stated that they appreciate the extra care.
"Anodyne has also helped us to get clearer pictures of our
roles in the department, which enables us to help the department
and other technologists function better and smoother with
C.F., CRT, VA Hospital, Palo Alto, CA