Monday, March 16, 2015

Intrathecal vs Epidural

Intrathecal use of baclofen pump affects duration of Cortical Silent Period in patients with sever spasticity. Baclofen does not affect the cutaneous SP, but prolongs the cortical SP Stetkarova I and M Kofler, 2013 (here).
To better understanding of intrathecal versus epidural administration we use the image below.

From Mayfield Clinic "Intrathecal drug pump"