A clinical audit of interventional pain procedures performed as part of the newly initiated pain service in a local neurosurgical centre

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Interventional Pain Procedures (IPPs) is a relatively new treatment modality for chronic pain in Malaysia. The Interventional Pain Service (IPS) newly set up in our institution is led by a pain neurosurgeon and provides a whole package of multimodal pain management including different range of IPPs. This clinical audit is to examine the quality of IPPs performed within the IPS in our institution since its initiation. A total of 87 IPPs were performed on 56 chronic pain patients over 3-year duration. As high as 81.8% of the procedures were effective and 81.5% of patients were satisfied. Only one minor transient complication occurred after an intradiscal procedure but none resulted in death or permanent disability. Thus, safe and effective IPPs can be provided as part of IPS in a local neurosurgical pain centre to bring more comprehensive and less fragmented care for chronic pain patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-291
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume71
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

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Pain Management

Keywords

  • Chronic pain
  • Interventional Pain Procedures
  • Interventional Pain Service
  • Neurosurgery

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  • Medicine(all)

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