Intrathecal baclofen for long-term treatment of spasticity: a multi-centre study.

@article{Ochs1989IntrathecalBF,
  title={Intrathecal baclofen for long-term treatment of spasticity: a multi-centre study.},
  author={G. Ochs and A. Struppler and B. Meyerson and B. Linderoth and J. Gybels and B. Gardner and P. Teddy and A. Jamous and P. Weinmann},
  journal={Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry},
  year={1989},
  volume={52},
  pages={933 - 939}
}
Twenty eight patients with severe, intractable spasticity have been treated by chronic intrathecal administration of baclofen. An implantable programmable drug-administration-device (DAD) was used with a permanent intrathecal catheter. Infusion of 50 to 800 micrograms/day of baclofen completely abolished spasticity. Follow-up was up to two years. Therapeutic effect was documented by clinical assessment of tone, spasms and reflexes and by electrophysiological recordings of mono- and polysynaptic… Expand
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