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Proven Safety and Efficacy of an Outpatient Intrathecal Catheter Trialing Method for Targeted Drug Delivery

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Safety and Efficacy of an Outpatient Intrathecal Catheter Trialing Method for Targeted Drug Delivery
Vipul Mangal MD

•Retrospective chart and patient survey review on n=100 patient who underwent and outpatient intrathecal catheter trial
•Interlaminar space accessed at L2/3 with 17G Touhy with insertion of 20G intrathecal catheter placed at T10 regardless of pathology
•Starting of dose of hydromorphone or morphine at 240 mcg/day….catheter connected to Curlin Medical infusion pump
•Patient returns to clinic every 24 hours for 3 days for assessment
•Patients were asked to be in close proximity to caregiver/family member for duration of the trial


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