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SECTION I: General Considerations
Chapter 1: Basic Science of Spinal Receptors
Chapter 2: Pharmacologic Agents and Compounding of Intrathecal Drugs
Chapter 3: Polyanalgesia for Implantable Drug Delivery Systems
Chapter 4: Principles of Patient Management for Intrathecal Analgesia
Chapter 5: Patient Selection for Intrathecal Infusion to Treat Chronic Pain
Chapter 6: Patient Preparation
Chapter 7: Psychological Considerations in IDD
Chapter 8: Intrathecal Drug Delivery: Medical Necessity, Documentation, Coding and Billing
SECTION II: Implant Devices
Chapter 9: Methods of Trials for Consideration of ITDDS
Chapter 10: Techniques of Implant Placement for Intrathecal Pumps
Chapter 11: Programmable versus Fixed-Rate Pumps for Intrathecal Drug Delivery
Chapter 12: SynchroMed EL vs SynchroMed II
Chapter 13: Minimizing the Risks of Intrathecal Therapy
Chapter 14: Complications Associated with Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems
SECTION III: Evidence-based practice
Chapter 15: Management of ITDDS in Patients with Co-Morbidities
Chapter 16: Cost-Effectiveness of Implanted Drug Delivery Systems
Chapter 17: Neuroaugmentation by Stimulation vs. Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems
Chapter 18: Anticoagulation guidelines and Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems
Chapter 19: Intrathecal Therapy for Malignant Pain
SECTION IV: ITDDs for spasticity
Chapter 20: Intrathecal Baclofen Trialing
Chapter 21: Baclofen Pump Management
SECTION V: Future of ITDDs