SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Elizabeth White, Sean Houghton, Glenn Rossman, Ignacio M. Llorente

News Feed Item

First Implantation of New Intrathecal Drug Pump to Treat Chronic Pain

Dr. Javid Baksh of Comprehensive Pain Consultants Treats Chronic Pain Patient with this Advanced New Therapy

MOUNT OLIVE, N.J., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Flowonix Medical, Inc., announced that the Dr. Javid Baksh was the first in western North Carolina to implant its Prometra® programmable intrathecal infusion pump for chronic pain. Dr. Baksh implanted the pump in a 52-year-old woman who had suffered for over ten years with chronic pain that did not respond to other treatments. The pump was implanted in the patient in a 90-minute procedure at Margaret Pardee Hospital in Henderson, NC. The patient is doing well.

"As a pain specialist, it is very gratifying for me to be able to offer this kind of pain relief to my patients who struggle every day with severe chronic pain," stated Dr. Javid Baksh of the Comprehensive Pain Consultants of the Carolinas. "Many patients cannot be optimally treated with conventional medications. The Prometra® pump offers an important new alternative for certain people with chronic pain syndromes."

It is estimated that 116 million people in the US suffer from chronic pain, which in many cases is not adequately controlled with pain medications, including oral narcotic agents. Untreated or undertreated chronic pain can lead to disability, depression, and reduced quality of life. Intrathecal pain therapy offers another approach when oral medications are not effective in controlling pain or are not well tolerated by the patient.

Intrathecal drug pumps are small, self-contained, battery-powered devices aimed at providing safe, dependable, automatic dosing of drugs directly to the spinal area. The pump is implanted in the patient's body and a thin catheter from the pump delivers medication from the pump's reservoir directly to the spine.

"The Prometra® pump offers the most accurate dosing of any intrathecal drug pump," stated Steve Adler, CEO of Flowonix. "And it has the longest service life of any programmable pump. In today's cost-conscious healthcare environment, these are important considerations. We are very pleased to help Dr. Baksh bring the advantages of the Prometra® pump to his patient."

Comprehensive Pain Consultants of the Carolinas clinicians work as an integrated team to address the unique needs of patients who suffer from chronic pain. Patients receive the comprehensive care and attention that they require and deserve to manage their chronic pain.  Physicians and clinicians are either board certified, or board eligible by their respective Specialty and Professional Boards, including the American Board of Anesthesiology in Pain Management, and the American Academy of Pain Management.  Comprehensive Pain Consultants of the Carolinas brings the best in minimally invasive, high-tech interventions to the patient by incorporating the best and most up-to-date treatments.

Comprehensive Pain Consultants of the Carolinas is experienced in leading innovation and advancements in comprehensive, interventional, chronic pain therapies.  These procedures include: intrathecal drug delivery (Flowonix Prometra), spinal cord stimulation (St. Jude Medical), minimally invasive direct decompressions of the lumbar spine, cervical epidural steroid injection, cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy, Dekompressor discectomy, discography, facet joint injections, kyphoplasty, lumbar radiofrequency neurotomy, lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection, medial branch block, and percutaneous discectomy.

Dr. Baksh is a graduate of the UMDNJ- School of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology at SUNY Buffalo. He completed his Pain Medicine fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, the American Society for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, the International Spine Intervention Society and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. For more information about Dr. Javid Baksh, please visit http:comprehensivepainconsult.com

Dr. Baksh has office locations as follows:

Pain Clinic of Swain County
45 Plateau Street
Bryson, City, NC 28713
Telephone: 828-488-4247

Blue Ridge Pain Clinic
125 Hospital Drive
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Telephone: 828-765-4201

Margaret Pardee Hospital Spine and Pain Center
800 North Justice Street
Hendersonville, NC 28791
Telephone: 828-694-4548

SOURCE Flowonix Medical, Inc.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete...
WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between WebRTC silos. SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and are not designed for use in a web environment. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of the Matrix.org, discussed how Matrix is a new non-profit Open Source Project that defines both a new HTTP-based standard for VoIP & IM signaling and provides reference implementations.
There's Big Data, then there's really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, discussed how IoT, Big D...
Connected devices and the Internet of Things are getting significant momentum in 2014. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist at Greenwave Systems, examined three key elements that together will drive mass adoption of the IoT before the end of 2015. The first element is the recent advent of robust open source protocols (like AllJoyn and WebRTC) that facilitate M2M communication. The second is broad availability of flexible, cost-effective ...
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using ...
"SAP had made a big transition into the cloud as we believe it has significant value for our customers, drives innovation and is easy to consume. When you look at the SAP portfolio, SAP HANA is the underlying platform and it powers all of our platforms and all of our analytics," explained Thorsten Leiduck, VP ISVs & Digital Commerce at SAP, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SAP is delivering break-through innovation combined with fantastic user experience powered by the market-leading in-memory technology, SAP HANA. In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Thorsten Leiduck, VP ISVs & Digital Commerce, SAP, discussed how SAP and partners provide cloud and hybrid cloud solutions as well as real-time Big Data offerings that help companies of all sizes and industries run better. SAP launched an application challenge to award the most innovative SAP HANA and SAP HANA...
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete...
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Chief Ar...
The term culture has had a polarizing effect among DevOps supporters. Some propose that culture change is critical for success with DevOps, but are remiss to define culture. Some talk about a DevOps culture but then reference activities that could lead to culture change and there are those that talk about culture change as a set of behaviors that need to be adopted by those in IT. There is no question that businesses successful in adopting a DevOps mindset have seen departmental culture change, ...
SYS-CON Media announced today that Skytap blog on "DevOps Journal" exceeded 84,000 story reads. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. DevOps Journal brings valuable information to DevOps professionals who are transforming the way enterprise IT is done. Noel Wurst is the managing content editor at Skytap. Skytap provides SaaS-based dev/test environments to the enterprise. Skytap solution removes the inefficiencies and constraints that comp...
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
The 4th International DevOps Summit, co-located with16th International Cloud Expo – being held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's large...
SYS-CON Events announced today Isomorphic Software, the global leader in high-end, web-based business applications, will exhibit at SYS-CON's DevOps Summit 2015 New York, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Isomorphic Software is the global leader in high-end, web-based business applications. We develop, market, and support the SmartClient & Smart GWT HTML5/Ajax platform, combining the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software ...
Fundamentally, SDN is still mostly about network plumbing. While plumbing may be useful to tinker with, what you can do with your plumbing is far more intriguing. A rigid interpretation of SDN confines it to Layers 2 and 3, and that's reasonable. But SDN opens opportunities for novel constructions in Layers 4 to 7 that solve real operational problems in data centers. "Data center," in fact, might become anachronistic - data is everywhere, constantly on the move, seemingly always overflowing. Net...