Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
January 2017 Issue

Nearly every major medical breakthrough over the past 50 years can be attributed to new discoveries that were made possible through meticulous biomedical research. Many diseases and conditions that previously took a heavy toll on patients in terms of both morbidity and mortality are now either treatable or preventable thanks in large part to painstaking research that expanded the frontiers of scientific knowledge and moved the most promising basic research developments into tangible health benefits through human clinical trails. Ongoing research is also the key that will open the door to additional major medical advances and breakthroughs in the future.

Our staff at Medifocus is committed to keeping our subscribers to the Medifocus Digest Alert on Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy abreast of the latest new research developments that have recently been published in the medical literature for this condition. In this issue of the Digest Alert, you will find a focused list of hand-picked journal article references that represent the latest advances in basic and clinical research for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. These articles represent the current state-of-the-art of the research that will hopefully lead to additional major advances and breakthroughs in the clinical management of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. You can access the summaries of each article referenced below by simply clicking on the article Title.

We will continue to update you with the latest scientific and clinical developments through the Medifocus Digest Alert on Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy every 3 months. Thank you for your ongoing subscription to this publication.

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1:Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Authors:Ersoy H, Pomeranz SJ
Institution:ProScan Imaging Education Foundation, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Journal:J Surg Orthop Adv. 2016 summer;25(2):117-20.

2:Local anaesthetic sympathetic blockade for complex regional pain syndrome.
Authors:O'Connell NE, Wand BM, Gibson W, Carr DB, Birklein F, Stanton TR
Institution:Department of Clinical Sciences/Health Economics Research Group, Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Brunel University, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK, UB8 3PH.
Journal:Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Jul 28;7:CD004598. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004598.pub4.

3:The Pharmacological Management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in Pediatric Patients.
Authors:Williams G, Howard R
Institution:Department of Anaesthesia, Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children NHS Foundation Trust, Great Ormond Street, London, WC1N 3JH, UK.
Journal:Paediatr Drugs. 2016 Aug;18(4):243-50. doi: 10.1007/s40272-016-0179-z.

4:Amputation in patients with complex regional pain syndrome: a comparative study between amputees and non-amputees with intractable disease.
Authors:Midbari A, Suzan E, Adler T, Melamed E, Norman D, Vulfsons S, Eisenberg E
Institution:Institute of Pain Medicine, Pain Research Unit, Rambam Health Care Campus, P.O. Box 9602, Haifa 3109601, Israel. Box 9602, Haifa 3109601, Israel. Box 9602, Haifa 3109601, Israel.
Journal:Bone Joint J. 2016 Apr;98-B(4):548-54. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.98B4.36422.

5:Spinal Cord Stimulation for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Case Study of a Pregnant Female.
Authors:Ahmed S, Lindsay JM, Snyder DI
Institution:Interventional Pain Center, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. Nursing, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA; Jersey Shore Hospital, Jersey Shore.
Journal:Pain Physician. 2016 Mar;19(3):E487-93.

6:Physiotherapy for pain and disability in adults with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) types I and II.
Authors:Smart KM, Wand BM, O'Connell NE
Institution:Physiotherapy Department, St Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin, Ireland, 4.
Journal:Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Feb 24;2:CD010853. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010853.pub2.

7:Intravenous Therapies for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Systematic Review.
Authors:Xu J, Yang J, Lin P, Rosenquist E, Cheng J
Institution:From the Departments of *Pain Management and daggerPediatric Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.
Journal:Anesth Analg. 2016 Mar;122(3):843-56. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000999.

8:The Treatment of Longstanding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome with Oral Steroids.
Authors:Barbalinardo S, Loer SA, Goebel A, Perez RS
Journal:Pain Med. 2016 Feb;17(2):337-43.

9:Pregabalin Treatment of a Patient With Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Authors:Saltik S, Sozen HG, Basgul S, Karatoprak EY, Icagasioglu A
Institution:Division of Child Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address: Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. Sciences, Hasan Kalyoncu University, Istanbul, Turkey. Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. Goztepe Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Journal:Pediatr Neurol. 2016 Jan;54:88-90. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2014.01.015. Epub 2014 Jan 7.

10:New Concepts in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Authors:Tajerian M, Clark JD
Institution:Anesthesia Service, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, 3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA; Department of Anesthesiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305, USA. Electronic address:
Journal:Hand Clin. 2016 Feb;32(1):41-9. doi: 10.1016/j.hcl.2015.08.003.

11:A Novel Compound Analgesic Cream (Ketamine, Pentoxifylline, Clonidine, DMSO) for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Patients.
Authors:Russo MA, Santarelli DM
Institution:Hunter Pain Clinic, Broadmeadow, New South Wales, Australia.
Journal:Pain Pract. 2016 Jan;16(1):E14-20. doi: 10.1111/papr.12404. Epub 2015 Nov 7.

12:Management of Urinary and Fecal Incontinence in Patients With Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Authors:Wang R, Lefevre R
Institution:From the *Obstetrics Gynecology & Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School; and daggerDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA.
Journal:Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jan-Feb;22(1):e14-6. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000220.

13:Spinal cord stimulation for FBSS and CRPS: A review of 80 cases with on-table trial of stimulation.
Authors:Gopal H, Fitzgerald J, McCrory C
Journal:J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2016;29(1):7-13. doi: 10.3233/BMR-150608.

14:'What I Really Needed Was the Truth'. Exploring the Information Needs of People with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Authors:Grieve S, Adams J, McCabe C
Institution:Royal United Hospitals, Bath, UK.
Journal:Musculoskeletal Care. 2016 Mar;14(1):15-25. doi: 10.1002/msc.1107. Epub 2015 Jun 15.

15:Factors Associated With Disability and Sick Leave in Early Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type-1.
Authors:Bean DJ, Johnson MH, Heiss-Dunlop W, Kydd RR
Institution:*The Auckland Regional Pain Service (TARPS), Auckland District Health Board daggerDepartment of Psychological Medicine, The University of Auckland double daggerAuckland Regional Plastic Reconstructive & Hand Surgery Service, Counties Manukau District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand.
Journal:Clin J Pain. 2016 Feb;32(2):130-8. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000234.

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