When should Anorectal Manometry (ARM) Typically Be Prescribed

Posted by Clark Love on Oct 27, 2017 2:31:21 PM

Anorectal manometry is a diagnostic technique that is intended to test how well the rectum and anal sphincter are functioning. In the blog post below, when this test is commonly prescribed, as well as an explanation of the procedure, will be described.


What is Anorectal Manometry?

Anorectal manometry is a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure that is simple to perform, but it requires complex equipment and well trained nursing staff. This test is used to measure the patient’s contractility in his or her anus and rectum. A catheter with a balloon attached is inserted directly into the patient’s rectum. The balloon is inflated, and pressure readings from the sphincter and rectum are recorded. One purpose of anorectal manometry is to test the ability of the muscles and tissues surrounding the balloon is to relax in response to pressure. For instance, if rectal muscles and sphincter do not relax when the balloon is inflated, paralysis of the colon could be to blame.

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Topics: Anorectal Manometry Testing, Anorectal Manometry

Care Paths That Leverage Anorectal Manometry (ARM)

Posted by Clark Love on Jun 21, 2017 10:15:55 AM

Anorectal manometry (ARM) is a common diagnostic tool for fecal incontinence and constipation. However, it can also be used within care pathways for a number of disorders, which will be described here.

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Topics: Anorectal Manometry Testing, Anorectal Manometry

Brighter Health Network and Medspira Announce National Partnership

Posted by Clark Love on Mar 31, 2016 9:47:22 AM

Brighter Health Network (BHN), a leading medical diagnostics services company, and Medspira, a leading medical device maker, today announced a national partnership between the two companies to further market, distribute, and service Medspira’s mcompass anorectal manometry system.  BHN provides turn-key, on-site medical diagnostics that include equipment, staff, software, and supplies required to perform multiple types of diagnostic testing such as anorectal manometry.  As part of this partnership BHN will use Medspira’s equipment and supplies to service clinics and hospitals across the country that desire to offer anorectal manometry.  This partnership will enable these clinics and hospitals to offer anorectal manometry testing to their patients without having to purchase expensive equipment, train staff, or incur the other challenges encountered when providing a new service.  This will make it extremely easy for the clinics and hospitals to leverage anorectal manometry, which will in turn allow them to better diagnose and treat patients suffering from fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, and other lower gastrointestinal problems.  

 

 

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Topics: Anorectal Manometry Testing, Anorectal Manometry

Bladder Health Network Changes Name to Brighter Health Network

Posted by Clark Love on Feb 5, 2016 2:19:27 PM

Bladder Health Network, LLC – a national leader in mobile medical diagnostics with an emphasis on urology and OB/GYN practices – announced today that it is changing its corporate name to Brighter Health Network. The name change reflects the company’s current and ongoing expansion into other healthcare segments and the delivery of new, complementary, onsite, innovative patient therapies.

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Topics: Urodynamics Testing, BHN, Anorectal Manometry Testing, Brighter Health Network