Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Pain and Spasticity

Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Pain and Spasticity

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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. 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.There is also CPT code 62311 for single-shotlumbar subarachnoid orepidural injectionwithout catheter placement, althoughsingle injections without a catheter may not meetthe catheter criteria outlinedin the NCD. Fluoroscopy can be usedanbsp;...

Title:Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Pain and Spasticity
Author: Asokumar Buvanendran, Sudhir Diwan, Timothy Deer
Publisher:Elsevier Health Sciences - 2011-07-28

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