Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Pain and Spasticity - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781437722178, 9780323313858

Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Pain and Spasticity

1st Edition

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

Print ISBN: 9781437722178
eBook ISBN: 9780323313858
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 29th September 2011
Page Count: 224


Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Pain and Spasticity - a volume in the new Interventional and Neuromodulatory Techniques for Pain Management series - presents state-of-the-art guidance on the full range of intrathecal drug delivery techniques performed today. Asokumar Buvanendran, MD and Sudhir Diwan, MD, offer expert advice on a variety of procedures to treat chronic non-malignant pain, cancer pain, and spasticity. Comprehensive, evidence-based coverage on selecting and performing these techniques - as well as weighing relative risks and complications - helps you ensure optimum outcomes. With access to the fully searchable text at, you’ll have the detailed visual assistance you need right at your fingertips.

Key Features

  • Understand the rationale and scientific evidence behind intrathecal drug delivery techniques and master their execution.
  • Optimize outcomes, reduce complications, and minimize risks by adhering to current, evidence-based practice guidelines.
  • Apply the newest techniques in intrathecal pump placement, cancer pain management, use of baclofen pumps, and compounding drugs.
  • Quickly find the information you need in a user-friendly format with strictly templated chapters supplemented with illustrative line drawings, images, and treatment algorithms.
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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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