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Intrathecal baclofen therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21921450     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Intrathecal baclofen therapy (ITB) is a surgical treatment of spasticity by administrating small amount of baclofen directly into the spinal intrathecal space. This has been developed over the past twenty years, and now it is a well-established procedure. Indication of ITB is otherwise intractable severe spasticity of cerebral or spinal origin. Although the antispastic effect is dramatic, troubles regarding the catheter system is not rare, which may cause withdrawal syndrome. Therefore careful and close follow-up system is indispensable.
Authors:
Takaomi Taira
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rinshō shinkeigaku = Clinical neurology     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0009-918X     ISO Abbreviation:  Rinsho Shinkeigaku     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417466     Medline TA:  Rinsho Shinkeigaku     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  816-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Tokyo Women's Medical University.
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