Michèle Bovy

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OBJECTIVE We compared the analgesia and the quality of life of a constant daily dose of intrathecal drug administered at different flow rates in patients treated for chronic pain. We postulate that the quality of the analgesia, at the same daily dose, will show an infusion rate dependent pattern with decreased pain at higher flow rates. PATIENTS Twenty(More)
The current obesity epidemic is generally considered multi-causal. Certain foods, including snacks such as potato chips, and their marketing are often highlighted as needing particular attention. This forces potato chip producers to take position on their role and responsibility. Based on expert interviews and a literature review, a systems analysis(More)
BACKGROUND   Complications associated with intrathecal pumps may be linked to the surgical procedure, the implanted device, or the medication itself. CASE REPORTS   Three patients treated chronically with intrathecal clonidine presented with clonidine overdose due to inadvertent extravasation during the refilling procedure. All patients experienced loss(More)
INTRODUCTION Intrathecal (IT) pump failures usually result in decreased drug administration and symptom reoccurrence with or without withdrawal syndrome. We report a case of a leaking silicone septum associated to a systemic drug overdose. CASE REPORT An 84-year-old patient treated with IT clonidine for chronic back pain presented with a state of(More)
INTRODUCTION Spinal cord stimulation is a recognized treatment of chronic neuropathic and vascular pain. Recent data suggest that the use of very high-frequency (HF) stimulation modes does produce analgesia without paresthesia. AIM OF THE STUDY To compare the efficacy of HF stimulation (HF spinal cord stimulation [HFSCS]) and sham stimulation on the(More)
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