Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Pain and Spasticity

1st Edition

Volume 2: A Volume in the Interventional and Neuromodulatory Techniques for Pain Management Series


  • Asokumar Buvanendran
  • Sudhir Diwan
  • Timothy Deer
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    Table of Contents

    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


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    About the editors

    Asokumar Buvanendran

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology Rush University Medical Center Chicago, IL

    Sudhir Diwan


    Affiliations and Expertise

    Director of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Director of Quad-Institutional Pain Medicine Fellowship Program, Weill Cornell Medical College

    Timothy Deer

    Affiliations and Expertise

    President and CEO, The Center for Pain Relief Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, West Virginia University School of Medicine Charleston, West Virginia