This search strategy sought to construct an evidence-based position on the use of intrathecal pumps. We identified literature pertaining to the safety and efficacy of intrathecal pumps for the treatment of neuropathic pain. Articles obtained using this search strategy provided the background information for our thesis manuscript, which sought to determine if delivering opioids via the secure, non-tamperable intrathecal pain pump, in combination with other synergistic medications, would show improved pain scores and reduced side effects in patients with chronic neuropathic pain.
University of New Mexico Clinical and Translational Science Center (UNM CTSC)
University of New Mexico Clinical and Translational Science Center (UNM CTSC), Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR), University of New Mexico (UNM), Drug Delivery Systems, Neuralgia, "Infusion Pumps, Implantable", "Analgesics, Opioid", Pain /drug therapy
Reyes, Kathleen L.; Karen R. McElfresh; and Jonathan D. Eldredge. "Systematic Literature Search for MSCR Thesis: Intrathecal Pain Pumps for the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain." (2015). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/hsc_ctsc_trainee_papers/10