Patient-controlled analgesia in chronic pain patients: experience with a new device designed to be used with implanted programmable pumps.

@article{Ilias2008PatientcontrolledAI,
  title={Patient-controlled analgesia in chronic pain patients: experience with a new device designed to be used with implanted programmable pumps.},
  author={Wilfried Ilias and Bernard le Polain and E. E. Buchser and Laura Demartini},
  journal={Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain},
  year={2008},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={164-70}
}
BACKGROUND Intrathecal drug delivery using implantable pumps is an effective method to control stable chronic pain. However, the appropriate alleviation of unpredictable pain fluctuations remains challenging. A possible solution is the use of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) by means of a specific device--the personal therapy manager (PTM)--designed to be used with implanted programmable pumps. METHODS A multicenter (n = 17), open-label registry recording 168 patients suffering from chronic… CONTINUE READING
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