When considering Intrathecal Drug Delivery (IDD), the management of different phases of the therapy is key to consideration of the best possible outcomes. There are three distinct phases of treatment that are important: pre-trial/implant optimization, post-implantation optimization, and maintenance of dose, delivery, and medications.
- Discuss the implications of pre-trial/implant patient optimization.
- Develop awareness of the importance of patient management strategies beyond implantation.
- Identify multiple strategies from medication selection to dosing strategies to dose escalation strategies.
Optimizing the Patient Before During Trial and Implantation
Michael F Saulino, MD PhD
Novel Dosing and Delivery Strategies
Dawood Sayed, MD
Optimizing Medications and Combinations That Work
Salim M Hayek, MD PhD
Maintenance Strategies and Evaluation for Diminished Efficacy
Jay S Grider, DO PhD MBA