Background. Expert panels of physicians and nonphysicians, all expert in intrathecal (IT) therapies, convened in the years 2000 and 2003 to make recommendations for the rational use of IT analgesics, based on the preclinical and clinical literature known up to those times, presentations of the expert panels, discussions on current practice and standards, and the result of surveys of physicians using IT agents. An expert panel of physicians and nonphysicians has convened in 2007 to update information known regarding IT therapies and to update information on new and novel opioid and nonopioid analgesic compounds that might show promise for IT use. Methods. A review of preclinical and clinical published relevant studies from 2000 to 2006 was undertaken and disseminated to a convened expert panel of physicians and nonphysicians to discuss new and novel analgesic agents for IT use. Results. The panelists identified several agents that were worthy of future studies for the clinical and rational use of IT agents that are presented in this article. Conclusions. A list of nonopioid IT analgesics, including gabapentin, adenosine, octreotide, the χ-conopeptide, Xen2174, the conopeptide, neurotensis 1 agonist, CGX-1160, the ω-conotoxin, AM-336, and physostigmine, were identified as worthy of future research by the panelists.
- Expert panel
- IT agents
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine