Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
December 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:Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Current Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations.
Authors:Rand SE, Basu S, Khalid S
Institution:Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital.
Journal:Curr Sports Med Rep. 2019 Sep;18(9):325-329. doi: 10.1249/JSR.0000000000000633.

2:Trauma-induced concomitant psoriatic arthritis and complex regional pain syndrome.
Authors:Leon de la Rocha JA, Patel NJ, Espinoza LR
Institution:Section of Rheumatology, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, 1542 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA, 70112, USA. Avenue, New Orleans, LA, 70112, USA.
Journal:Clin Rheumatol. 2019 Jul;38(7):1889-1895. doi: 10.1007/s10067-019-04612-3. Epub 2019 May 24.

3: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.

4:Ozone Therapy for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Review and Case Report.
Authors:Rowen RJ, Robins H
Institution:, Santa Rosa, USA.
Journal:Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2019 May 6;23(6):41. doi: 10.1007/s11916-019-0776-y.

5: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.

6: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.

7:Intra-articular botulinum toxin injection in complex regional pain syndrome: Case report and review of the literature.
Authors:Bellon G, Venturin A, Masiero S, Del Felice A
Institution:Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 3, 35128, Padova, Italy. Electronic address:
Journal:Toxicon. 2019 Mar 1;159:41-44. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2019.01.002. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

8:Complex regional pain syndrome - False hopes and miscommunications.
Authors:Chang C, McDonnell P, Gershwin ME
Institution:Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of California at Davis School of Medicine, United States; Division of Pediatric Immunology and Allergy, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, United States. California at Davis School of Medicine, United States. Electronic address:
Journal:Autoimmun Rev. 2019 Mar;18(3):270-278. doi: 10.1016/j.autrev.2018.10.003. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

9:Long-term Outcomes Using Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Authors:Herring EZ, Frizon LA, Hogue O, Mejia JU, Rosenquist R, Bolash RB, Machado AG, Nagel SJ
Institution:Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio.
Journal:Pain Med. 2019 Mar 1;20(3):515-520. doi: 10.1093/pm/pny104.

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