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Intrathecal Therapy – Curtailing the Opioids Crisis 2021

Dr. Oscar de Leon-Casasola presents intrathecal therapy, an innovative approach to pain treatment. He mentions putative applications of intrathecal therapy to cancer and non-cancer-related pain. Dr. de Leon-Casasola mentions knowledge gaps that should be addressed during clinical trials, catheter placement, and the differences between approved drugs and drug doses.

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He discusses pump errors, the adverse effects of increasing drug doses, and clinical data on microdosing. He emphasizes adherence to strict protocols and established guidelines.

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