Chapter

Intrathecal drug delivery and neurolytic blocks

Karen H. Simpson and Iain Jones

in Neuropathic Pain

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199563678
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191740305 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199563678.003.0015

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Intrathecal drug delivery and neurolytic blocks

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Intrathecal drug delivery (ITDD) allows drugs to be placed near to central receptors

Drug side-effects may be reduced as small doses are required compared to with systemic administration

External or internal ITDD systems are available

ITDD requires careful patient selection and preparation

Opioids, local anaesthetics, and clonidine are the most commonly used intrathecal drugs; ziconotide can be used as first line treatment...

Chapter.  3862 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics ; Pain Medicine

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