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ASSESS SPASTICITY

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FOREWORD

Assess Spasticity is a questionnaire from a specialized spasticity consultation that will help identify potential candidates for an Intrathecal Baclofen (ITB)* screening test or whether patients would benefit from a specialized consultation where spasticity can be further evaluated. Recommendations are based on best practices2-4, 6, 10-11 and product labeling..1, 5, 7-9  Recommendations are informed by questions 1-9 and 11, while question 10 provides useful background.  

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For a listing of indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and potential adverse events with Intrathecal Baclofen (ITB), please refer to the SynchroMedTM II Drug Infusion System instructions for use.

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Saulino M., Ivanhoe C.B., McGuire J.R., Ridley B., Shilt J.S., Boster A.L. 2016. Best Practices for Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy: Patient Selection. Neuromodulation. 2016 Aug;19(6):607-15. DOI:10.1111/ner.12447

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Boster A.L., Bennett S.E., Bilsky G.S., Gudesblatt M., Koelbel S.F., McManus M., Saulino M. 2016. Best Practices for Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy: Screening Test. Neuromodulation. 2016 Aug;19(6):616-22. DOI: 10.1111/ner.12437

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Boster A. L., Adair R. L., Gooch J. L., Elizabeth M., Nelson S., Nelson DNP, Toomer A., Urquidez J., Saulino M. 2016. Best Practices for Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy: Dosing and Long-Term Management. Neuromodulation. 2016 Aug;19(6):623-31. DOI: 10.1111/ner.12388

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Saulino M., Anderson D.J., Doble J., Farid R., Gul F., Konrad P., Boster A.L. 2016. Best Practices for Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy: Troubleshooting. Neuromodulation. 2016 Aug;19(6):632-41. DOI:10.1111/ner.12467.

For full prescribing information of Lioresal® Intrathecal (baclofen injection), including BOXED WARNING, please refer to Lioresal® Intrathecal (baclofen injection) full prescribing information at www.lioresal.com/prescribing information.