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
  • 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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