Intrathecal Therapy – Curtailing the Opioids Crisis 2021

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Intrathecal Therapy – Curtailing the Opioids Crisis 2021

Published on October 21, 2022

Dr. Oscar de Leon-Casasola, MD

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. 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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