A new approach to the control of central deafferentation pain--spinal intrathecal baclofen.

T. Taira, H. Kawamura, T. Tanikawa, H. Kawabatake, Hiroshi Iseki, A. Ueda, K. Takakura

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Abstract

We investigated the short-term effects of an intrathecal bolus injection of baclofen on central pain due to stroke or spinal cord injury. Pain relief was obtained in 64% of the patients. The effects developed 1-2 hours after the injection and continued for 10-24 hours. Both spinal segmental and supraspinal mechanisms may be involved in the production of baclofen-analgesia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-138
Number of pages3
JournalActa neurochirurgica. Supplement
Volume64
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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  • Clinical Neurology

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Taira, T., Kawamura, H., Tanikawa, T., Kawabatake, H., Iseki, H., Ueda, A., & Takakura, K. (1995). A new approach to the control of central deafferentation pain--spinal intrathecal baclofen. Acta neurochirurgica. Supplement, 64, 136-138.