Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
June 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.

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1:Unimpaired endogenous pain inhibition in the early phase of complex regional pain syndrome.
Authors:Kumowski N, Hegelmaier T, Kolbenschlag J, Maier C, Mainka T, Vollert J, Enax-Krumova E
Institution:Department of Pain Medicine, BG University Hospital Bergmannsheil GmbH, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany. University, Bochum, Germany. Martin-Luther-Hospital, Berlin, Germany. University, Bochum, Germany. University, Bochum, Germany. Germany. University, Bochum, Germany. Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Germany. University, Bochum, Germany.
Journal:Eur J Pain. 2017 May;21(5):855-865. doi: 10.1002/ejp.988. Epub 2017 Feb 1.

2:Complex regional pain syndrome in children: a systematic review of clinical features and movement disorders.
Authors:Abu-Arafeh H, Abu-Arafeh I
Institution:University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
Journal:Pain Manag. 2017 Mar;7(2):133-140. doi: 10.2217/pmt-2016-0036. Epub 2017 Feb 1.

3:Identification of KRT16 as a target of an autoantibody response in complex regional pain syndrome.
Authors:Tajerian M, Hung V, Khan H, Lahey LJ, Sun Y, Birklein F, Kramer HH, Robinson WH, Kingery WS, Clark JD
Institution:Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System Palo Alto, CA, USA; Department of Anesthesiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA; Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research, Palo Alto, CA, USA. Electronic address: maral@stanford.edu. Veterans Institute for Research, Palo Alto, CA, USA. Veterans Institute for Research, Palo Alto, CA, USA. Veterans Institute for Research, Palo Alto, CA, USA; Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. Anesthesiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA; Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research, Palo Alto, CA, USA. Veterans Institute for Research, Palo Alto, CA, USA; Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. Veterans Institute for Research, Palo Alto, CA, USA; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA. Anesthesiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA; Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research, Palo Alto, CA, USA.
Journal:Exp Neurol. 2017 Jan;287(Pt 1):14-20. doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2016.10.011. Epub 2016 Oct 20.

4:The clinical relevance of complex regional pain syndrome type I: The Emperor's New Clothes.
Authors:Borchers AT, Gershwin ME
Institution:Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of California at Davis School of Medicine, Davis, CA 95616, United States. California at Davis School of Medicine, Davis, CA 95616, United States. Electronic address: megershwin@ucdavis.edu.
Journal:Autoimmun Rev. 2017 Jan;16(1):22-33. doi: 10.1016/j.autrev.2016.09.024. Epub 2016 Sep 23.

5: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.

6: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.

7: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.

8: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: sema.saltik@ctf.edu.tr. 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.

9: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.

10: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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