Pediatric intrathecal baclofen management during the COVID-19 pandemic in the US and Canada

Sruthi P. Thomas, Christina K. Hardesty, Kristin A. Buxton, Andrew B. Collins, Jessica Pruente, Kelly L.D. Pham, Jordan Sheriko, M. Elise McClanahan, Didem Inanoglu, Rajashree Srinivasan, Laura Ridnour, Robert Cooper, Seema Khurana

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge to healthcare systems around the world. Within pediatric rehabilitation medicine, management of intrathecal baclofen has been particularly challenging. This editorial reviews how programs in the US and Canada coped with the quickly changing healthcare environment and how we can learn from this pandemic to be prepared for future crises.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-384
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Intrathecal baclofen
  • pump
  • risk of exposure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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