Patient selection and outcomes using a low-dose intrathecal opioid trialing method for chronic nonmalignant pain.

@article{Grider2011PatientSA,
  title={Patient selection and outcomes using a low-dose intrathecal opioid trialing method for chronic nonmalignant pain.},
  author={Jay S. Grider and Michael E Harned and Mark A Etscheidt},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={343-51}
}
BACKGROUND Various methods exist for trialing patients for intrathecal drug delivery. Currently no standards exist regarding "best practices" for trialing techniques. OBJECTIVES The specific aim of the current study is to report results of patients trialed using a low-dose intrathecal morphine technique in the treatment of chronic noncancer pain. SETTING academic pain medicine practice STUDY DESIGN Retrospective Review METHOD Visual analog pain scores (VAS) were obtained at the initial… CONTINUE READING

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