Epidural Enbrel

PinchandBurn

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    people are supposedly injecting clonidine as well.


    I dont think each are well accepted yet. however, they appear to be promising. THe premising being: 1) these can be injected more frequently w/o concerns of side effects of steroids 2) they are not particulate and will mitigate chances of embolization to critical vessels.

    Interesting stuff. I think Dr. Huntoon is someone that has looked into this. Keep in mind that clonidine is actually FDA approved for epidural use (in cancer pain).

    It's interesting....
     
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      it looks like etanercept is injected IM in this study. there was some literature on this a few years ago. the good studies in reputable journals said it doesnt work. some d-bag rheumatologist was injecting it "perispinally" ie: in the lumbar paraspinals. said he cured all these people with sciatica. pretty awful research. southern medical journal, i think, where it was first published.
       

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        it looks like etanercept is injected IM in this study. there was some literature on this a few years ago. the good studies in reputable journals said it doesnt work. some d-bag rheumatologist was injecting it "perispinally" ie: in the lumbar paraspinals. said he cured all these people with sciatica. pretty awful research. southern medical journal, i think, where it was first published.

        The ClinicalTrials.gov link in the abstract (http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00733096) reads otherwise and is entitled "A 3-arm Multi-center, Randomized Controlled Study Comparing Transforaminal Corticosteroid, Transforaminal Etanercept and Transforaminal Saline for Lumbosacral Radiculopathy". The abstract itself wasn't entirely clear.
         

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          Is Enbrel being injected via epidural these days? If yes, anyone have any experience with this?
          http://www.annals.org/content/156/8/551.abstract

          This study was just published?

          Weird...I swear I read this same thing somewhere else about a year ago - either that or talked directly with Cohen about it. I can't seem to find it on google scholar however.

          It doesn't work better than steroids is what I recalled about a year ago. But it costs more.
           
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