Operating principles and clinical implications of constant flow pumps

Tracy Cameron, Bruce D. Wigness, Marshall D. Bedder

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Abstract

Intrathecal drug therapy has become an indispensable tool in the treatment of many different neurologic disorders. It allows targeted infusion of small quantities of drugs, thereby increasing effectiveness while reducing unwanted side effects typically seen in oral drug administration. The following paper discusses the current technology in constant rate intrathecal drug-infusion delivery systems and the effect of pressure and temperature on flow rate accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-166
Number of pages7
JournalNeuromodulation
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Accuracy
  • Constant flow pump
  • Pressure
  • Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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