Tim J. Lamer, MD

Department of Anesthesiology,
Division of Pain Medicine,
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Timothy R. Deer, MD

Center for Pain Relief
Charleston, WV

Salim M. Hayek, MD, PhD

Department of Anesthesiology,
University Hospitals Case Medical Center,
Cleveland, Ohio

Accredited by

Mayo Clinic

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Course Description

On completion of this article, you should be able to (1) recognize that intrathecal analgesia via an intrathecal drug delivery device provides equivalent or superior analgesia and the advantage of fewer adverse cognitive and gastrointestinal adverse effects when compared with systemic opioid pain medication in patients with cancer-related pain, (2) give examples of pain syndromes or indications that are amenable to advanced interventional options such as spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal analgesia, and (3) list key patient selection criteria for patients being considered for treatment with spinal cord stimulation or intrathecal analgesia.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2016-Feb-01
Expiration Date:2018-Jan-31
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes

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