Intrathecal drug therapy for chronic pain: From basic science to clinical practice

Patrick M. Dougherty, Peter S. Staats

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This review provides an overview of the basic science and clinical findings for compounds that are currently used or that may soon enter widespread use as analgesics for the long-term intrathecal treatment of pain. Additionally, insight is given to the pending advancements in drug therapy that will ensue from the increased use of novel suspension media and cell transplants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1891-1918
Number of pages28
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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