Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
November 2019 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:Pharmacotherapeutic options for complex regional pain syndrome.
Authors:Iolascon G, Moretti A
Institution:a Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties and Dentistry , University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli" , Naples , Italy. Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli" , Naples , Italy.
Journal:Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2019 Aug;20(11):1377-1386. doi: 10.1080/14656566.2019.1612367. Epub 2019 May 7.

2:Complex regional pain syndrome: a narrative review for the practising clinician.
Authors:Shim H, Rose J, Halle S, Shekane P
Institution:Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai West and St. Luke's Hospitals, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, New York, NY, USA. Electronic address:
Journal:Br J Anaesth. 2019 Aug;123(2):e424-e433. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2019.03.030. Epub 2019 May 2.

3:The Efficacy of Vitamin C in the Prevention of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome After Distal Radius Fractures: A Synthesis.
Authors:Keef T, Keef S
Journal:J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2018 Dec;32(4):208-211. doi: 10.1080/15360288.2019.1598530. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

4:The Effectiveness of Fluidotherapy in Poststroke Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Study.
Authors:Sezgin Ozcan D, Tatli HU, Polat CS, Oken O, Koseoglu BF
Institution:Ankara Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Training and Research Hospital, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address:
Journal:J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2019 Jun;28(6):1578-1585. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2019.03.002. Epub 2019 Mar 30.

5:Spinal Cord Stimulation.
Authors:Rock AK, Truong H, Park YL, Pilitsis JG
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Albany Medical College, 43 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208, USA. Albany, NY 12208, USA. 43 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208, USA. Albany, NY 12208, USA; Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, Albany Medical College, 43 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208, USA. Electronic address:
Journal:Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2019 Apr;30(2):169-194. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2019 Feb 18.

6:Electroacupuncture for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy after Stroke: A Meta-Analysis.
Authors:Wei X, He L, Liu J, Ai Y, Liu Y, Yang Y, Liu B
Institution:College of Acupuncture and Orthopedic, Hubei University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wuhan, Hubei, P.R. China; Institute of Basic Research in Clinical Medicine, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China. Medical Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China. Medical Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China. Medical Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China. Hospital, Capital Medical University; National Center for Children's Health, Beijing, P.R. China. Shiyan, Hubei, P.R. China. Medical Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China. Electronic address:
Journal:J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2019 May;28(5):1388-1399. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2019.02.010. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

7:Bone microstructure is significantly altered in CRPS-affected distal tibiae as detected by HR-pQCT: a retrospective cross-sectional study.
Authors:Oehler N, Rolvien T, Schmidt T, Butscheidt S, Oheim R, Barvencik F, Mussawy H
Institution:Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246, Hamburg, Germany.; Department of Osteology and Biomechanics, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, Lottestrasse 59, 22529, Hamburg, Germany.
Journal:J Bone Miner Metab. 2019 Jul;37(4):741-748. doi: 10.1007/s00774-018-0976-2. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

8:Measurement Properties of the SF-MPQ-2 Neuropathic Qualities Subscale in Persons with CRPS: Validity, Responsiveness, and Rasch Analysis.
Authors:Packham TL, Bean D, Johnson MH, MacDermid JC, Grieve S, McCabe CS, Harden RN
Institution:Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Canada. Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand. Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand. Canada. England, Bristol, UK. England, Bristol, UK. Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Journal:Pain Med. 2019 Apr 1;20(4):799-809. doi: 10.1093/pm/pny202.

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