Intrathecal baclofen therapy for spasticity
Abstract: This presentation provides in-depth information about what intrathecal baclofen therapy is and how it works. The discussion includes when to consider an implanted, programmable baclofen pump for spasticity management; the process of being evaluated for this treatment; the potential advantages, limitations, and drawbacks to the pump; and requirements to maintain a baclofen pump. In addition, a panelist of two individuals with spinal cord injury and one with multiple sclerosis who have implanted baclofen pumps discuss their reasons for choosing the device and what their experience has been like. Run time: 85 minutes.
NARIC Accession Number: O18625. What's this?
Author(s): Reyes, Rina.
Project Number: H133N060033.
Publisher(s): Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Box 356490, Seattle, Washington, 98195; 206/685-3999.
Publication Year: 2010.
Descriptor Terms: AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, BODY, DAILY LIVING, DEVICES, DISABILITY MANAGEMENT, IMPLANTS, MEDICAL TREATMENT, MEDICINE, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, PARAPLEGIA, QUADRIPLEGIA, QUALITY OF LIFE, SPASTICITY, SPINAL CORD INJURIES, TREATMENT.