Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
April 2017 Issue
 
 
 

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1: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.

2:Ultrasound-guided pulsed radiofrequency treatment of the cervical sympathetic chain for complex regional pain syndrome: A retrospective observational study.
Authors:Kim ED, Yoo WJ, Kim YN, Park HJ
Institution:aDepartment of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Daejeon St. Mary's Hospital, School of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea bDepartment of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, School of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Journal:Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jan;96(1):e5856. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000005856.

3:Multicenter study on the asymmetry of skin temperature in complex regional pain syndrome: An examination of temperature distribution and symptom duration.
Authors:Cho CW, Nahm FS, Choi E, Lee PB, Jang IK, Lee CJ, Kim YC, Lee SC
Institution:aDepartment of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam bZeropain Clinic cDepartment of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Journal:Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Dec;95(52):e5548. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000005548.

4:Complex regional pain syndrome associated with hyperattention rather than neglect for the healthy side: A comprehensive case study.
Authors:Christophe L, Delporte L, Revol P, DePaepe A, Rode G, Jacquin-Courtois S, Rossetti Y
Institution:Plate-forme 'Mouvement et Handicap' and Neuro-Immersion, Hopital Henry-Gabrielle and Hopital neurologique, Hospices Civils de Lyon, 20, route de Vourles, 69230 Saint-Genis-Laval, France; Service de reeducation neurologique, pavillon Bourret, Hopital Henry-Gabrielle, Hospices Civils de Lyon, 20, route de Vourles, 69230 Saint-Genis-Laval, France; Inserm UMR-S 1028, CNRS UMR 5292, ImpAct, Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon, universite Lyon-1, 16, avenue Lepine, 69676 Bron, France. Hospices Civils de Lyon, 20, route de Vourles, 69230 Saint-Genis-Laval, France; Inserm UMR-S 1028, CNRS UMR 5292, ImpAct, Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon, universite Lyon-1, 16, avenue Lepine, 69676 Bron, France. and Hopital neurologique, Hospices Civils de Lyon, 20, route de Vourles, 69230 Saint-Genis-Laval, France; Inserm UMR-S 1028, CNRS UMR 5292, ImpAct, Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon, universite Lyon-1, 16, avenue Lepine, 69676 Bron, France. Lyon, universite Lyon-1, 16, avenue Lepine, 69676 Bron, France; Department of Experimental Clinical and Health psychology, Universiteit Ghent, H. Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium. and Hopital neurologique, Hospices Civils de Lyon, 20, route de Vourles, 69230 Saint-Genis-Laval, France; Service de reeducation neurologique, pavillon Bourret, Hopital Henry-Gabrielle, Hospices Civils de Lyon, 20, route de Vourles, 69230 Saint-Genis-Laval, France; Inserm UMR-S 1028, CNRS UMR 5292, ImpAct, Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon, universite Lyon-1, 16, avenue Lepine, 69676 Bron, France. and Hopital neurologique, Hospices Civils de Lyon, 20, route de Vourles, 69230 Saint-Genis-Laval, France; Service de reeducation neurologique, pavillon Bourret, Hopital Henry-Gabrielle, Hospices Civils de Lyon, 20, route de Vourles, 69230 Saint-Genis-Laval, France; Inserm UMR-S 1028, CNRS UMR 5292, ImpAct, Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon, universite Lyon-1, 16, avenue Lepine, 69676 Bron, France. and Hopital neurologique, Hospices Civils de Lyon, 20, route de Vourles, 69230 Saint-Genis-Laval, France; Inserm UMR-S 1028, CNRS UMR 5292, ImpAct, Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon, universite Lyon-1, 16, avenue Lepine, 69676 Bron, France. Electronic address: yves.rossetti@inserm.fr.
Journal:Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2016 Dec;59(5-6):294-301. doi: 10.1016/j.rehab.2016.10.001. Epub 2016 Nov 23.

5:A rare complication of total knee arthroplasty: Type l complex regional pain syndrome of the foot and ankle.
Authors:Soylev GO, Boya H
Institution:Baskent University, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Zubeyde Hanim Practice and Research Center, Izmir, Turkey. Practice and Research Center, Izmir, Turkey. Electronic address: hakanboya@yahoo.com.
Journal:Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2016 Oct;50(5):592-595. doi: 10.1016/j.aott.2016.08.016. Epub 2016 Oct 7.

6: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.

7:Pulsed radiofrequency applied to the dorsal root ganglia for treatment of post-stroke complex regional pain syndrome: A case series.
Authors:Albayrak I, Apiliogullari S, Onal O, Gungor C, Saltali A, Levendoglu F
Institution:Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Selcuk University Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey. Electronic address: ilknurftr@gmail.com. Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey. Konya, Turkey. Faculty, Konya, Turkey. Konya, Turkey. Faculty, Konya, Turkey.
Journal:J Clin Anesth. 2016 Sep;33:192-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2016.03.059. Epub 2016 May 1.

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

9: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.

10:Complex regional pain syndrome: evidence for warm and cold subtypes in a large prospective clinical sample.
Authors:Bruehl S, Maihofner C, Stanton-Hicks M, Perez RS, Vatine JJ, Brunner F, Birklein F, Schlereth T, Mackey S, Mailis-Gagnon A, Livshitz A, Harden RN
Institution:aDepartment of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA bDepartment of Neurology, General Furth Hospital, Furth, Germany cDepartment of Pain Management, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA dDepartment of Anesthesiology, VU University Medical Center and EMGO+ Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, the Netherlands eDepartment of Rehabilitation Medicine, Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel fDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rheumatology, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland gDepartment of Neurology, University Medical Center Mainz, Mainz, Germany hDepartment of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, USA iDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada jDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA.
Journal:Pain. 2016 Aug;157(8):1674-81. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000569.

11:The effectiveness of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in the management of patients with complex regional pain syndrome: A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled prospective study.
Authors:Bilgili A, Cakir T, Dogan SK, Ercalik T, Filiz MB, Toraman F
Institution:Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics, Igdir State Hospital, Igdir, Turkey. Hospital, Antalya, Turkey. Hospital, Antalya, Turkey. Medicine, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. Hospital, Antalya, Turkey. Hospital, Antalya, Turkey.
Journal:J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2016 Nov 21;29(4):661-671.

12:Systemic Intravenous Lidocaine for the Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Case Report and Literature Review.
Authors:Rickard JP, Kish T
Institution:1PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident, James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY; and 2Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY.
Journal:Am J Ther. 2016 Sep-Oct;23(5):e1266-9. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0000000000000345.

13:Complex regional pain syndrome and dysautonomia in a 14-year-old girl responsive to therapeutic plasma exchange.
Authors:Hendrickson JE, Hendrickson ET, Gehrie EA, Sidhu D, Wallukat G, Schimke I, Tormey CA
Institution:Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut. Connecticut. Connecticut. Connecticut. Connecticut.
Journal:J Clin Apher. 2016 Aug;31(4):368-74. doi: 10.1002/jca.21407. Epub 2015 May 23.

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