Pain - Optimizing Intrathecal Strategies

On Demand Session On Demand Session

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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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