BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Spinal cord stimulation is a well-known treatment of rigorously selected failed-back surgery syndrome patients. Efficacy levels over 50% of pain relief have been reported in long-term studies. The objective of this multicenter prospective evaluation was to analyze the cost to benefit ratio of spinal cord stimulation treatment for… (More)
A case of opiate accidental overdose is reported where 8 mg morphine were given by spinal injection. The rapid onset respiratory depression was treated by naloxone alone administered as a continuous infusion (6 mg), together with additional intravenous injections.