Intrathecal drug delivery.

  title={Intrathecal drug delivery.},
  author={Howard Smith and Timothy Ray Deer and Peter S. Staats and Vijay Singh and Nalini Sehgal and Harold J Cordner},
  journal={Pain physician},
  volume={11 2 Suppl},
Intrathecal analgesia has emerged as a key therapeutic option for pain relief for patients who have failed other treatment avenues as well as patients with adequate analgesia on high dose enteral or parenteral therapy but with unacceptable side effects. Intrethecal infusions of analgesics have been increasingly utilized since the later 1980s for the treatment of persistent pain. The purpose of this review is to provide research based clinical insight regarding the safe and appropriate use of… CONTINUE READING

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