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Consensus panel guidelines for the use of intrathecal baclofen therapy in poststroke spastic hypertonia.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ON ITB THERAPY: Please follow your doctor's instruction closely because a sudden stop of intrathecal baclofen therapy can result in serious illness (baclofen withdrawal symptoms) such as high fever, changed mental status, muscle rigidity, and in rare cases multiple organ-system failure and death.
Intrathecal baclofen therapy is indicated for patients with severe spasticity who have not responded to conservative procedures or cannot tolerate other spasticity interventions or who require the precise dosing administration that the pump system affords (Ivanhoe, Tilton, & Francisco, 2001; Remy-Neris, Tiffreau, Bouillard, & Bussel, 2003).
Long-term intrathecal baclofen therapy for severe spasticity of cerebral origin.
Patients receiving intrathecal baclofen therapy are at risk for baclofen withdrawal syndrome, which can lead to a life-threatening condition if not treated quickly and effectively.
a world-renowned distinguished pediatric neurosurgeon and Professor of Neurosurgery at Pittsburgh Children's Hospital and pioneer in the development of Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy for the treatment of significant spasticity arising out of central nervous disorders.
Subject responses to open-ended questions suggest that these patients perceive improvement in their quality of life when spasticity is well-controlled by intrathecal baclofen therapy.
2 The number of baclofen treated patients with severe spasticity is expanding by approximately 10,000 new patients per year, and the need for intrathecal baclofen therapy is life long since it does not cure the cause of spasticity.