Latest Intrathecal Stories

2014-01-09 08:28:06

Dr. Javid Baksh of Comprehensive Pain Consultants Treats Chronic Pain Patient with this Advanced New Therapy MOUNT OLIVE, N.J., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Flowonix Medical, Inc., announced that the Dr. Javid Baksh was the first in western North Carolina to implant its Prometra® programmable intrathecal infusion pump for chronic pain. Dr. Baksh implanted the pump in a 52-year-old woman who had suffered for over ten years with chronic pain that did not respond to other treatments....

2013-05-28 21:24:25

For patients with uncontrolled pain, simple equations could mean fewer days in the hospital For patients with uncontrolled pain from terminal cancer, a new approach to calculating initial dosage may allow a quicker start of spinal analgesia–and less time in the hospital, according to a study in the June issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS). Led by Dr Vivek Tim Malhotra of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer...

2013-02-06 09:59:02

A pair of commentaries to appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy highlight a debate within the public health community surrounding Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for treatment of exposed individuals during last year's fungal meningitis outbreak. Manuscripts of the commentaries were published ahead of print today on the journal's webpage. "I will try to offer sufficient documentation to show there are alternative...

2010-03-23 05:30:00

TOLOCHENAZ, Switzerland, March 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Spasticity Affects a Significant Number of Post-Stroke Patients, [1],[2],[3] and Many are not Adequately Treated by Standard Therapy [4] Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced the enrollment of the first European patients in the largest randomized controlled trial to date to investigate the benefits of ITB Therapy(R) (Intrathecal Baclofen) in post-stroke patients affected by spasticity. The announcement...

2006-11-08 12:01:02

A new study of stroke survivors shows that treatment delivered with an implantable drug pump from Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT) significantly improved patients' muscle tone, functional independence and quality of life. Study participants had a condition called spasticity, a common result of strokes in which tight, stiff muscles make coordinated movement -- especially of the arms and legs -- difficult or uncontrollable. Those who received Medtronic ITB TherapySM (Intrathecal Baclofen...

Word of the Day
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.