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Strategies for Success in Intrathecal Pain Management  

04-30-2014

Optimal pain management is a national healthcare priority and we have come a long way in improving the safe and effective use of opioid therapy for patients with both acute and chronic pain. However, for many patients with chronic pain that is severe and intractable, oral opioid therapy is not enough; other options are better suited to achieving pain control. One such option is intrathecal (IT) therapy, which is becoming an increasingly accepted strategy for using both opioid and non-opioid analgesics, and neuromodulators, for the management of intractable pain in appropriate patients. Applying evidence-based patient selection criteria is central to achieving success as are integrating trialing and individualizing the titration schedule for each patient. This symposium will provide the evidence and insight that are warranted to build and strengthen clinicians’ confidence and skill in the use of IT pain therapy.

Supported by an educational grant from Jazz Pharmceuticals, Inc.

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Filetype: MP4 - Size: 2428.56MB - Duration: 58:54 m