Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
March 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:Comparison of complex regional pain syndrome and fibromyalgia: Differences in beta and gamma bands on quantitative electroencephalography.
Authors:Lee JY, Choi SH, Park KS, Choi YB, Jung HK, Lee D, Jang JH, Moon JY, Kang DH
Institution:Department of Psychiatry, Seoul National University Hospital. Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Journal:Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Feb;98(7):e14452. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000014452.

2:Clinical effects of pulsed radiofrequency to the thoracic sympathetic ganglion versus the cervical sympathetic chain in patients with upper-extremity complex regional pain syndrome: A retrospective analysis.
Authors:Park J, Lee YJ, Kim ED
Institution:Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital.; Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Daejeon St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Journal:Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Feb;98(5):e14282. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000014282.

3: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: giulia.bellon@studenti.unipd.it.
Journal:Toxicon. 2019 Mar 1;159:41-44. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2019.01.002. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

4:Investigate the Effect of Psychological Factors in Development of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I in Patients with Fracture of the Distal Radius: A Prospective Study.
Authors:Farzad M, Layeghi F, Hosseini A, Dianat A, Ahrari N, Rassafiani M, Mirzaei H
Institution:* Department of Occupational Therapy, The University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Iran. Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Journal:J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol. 2018 Dec;23(4):554-561. doi: 10.1142/S2424835518500571.

5:Decision making process for amputation in case of therapy resistant complex regional pain syndrome type-I in a Dutch specialist centre.
Authors:Schrier E, Dijkstra PU, Zeebregts CJ, Wolff AP, Geertzen JHB
Institution:Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, PO Box 30.001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands. Electronic address: e.schrier@umcg.nl. Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, PO Box 30.001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands; Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, PO Box 30.001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands. University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, PO Box 30.001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands. Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, PO Box 30.001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands. Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, PO Box 30.001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands.
Journal:Med Hypotheses. 2018 Dec;121:15-20. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2018.08.026. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

6:Patient consultation about a trial of therapeutic plasma exchange for complex regional pain syndrome.
Authors:Goebel A, Callaghan T, Jones S, Bridson J
Institution:Department of Translational Medicine, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Pain Research Institute, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom. United Kingdom. Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Journal:J Clin Apher. 2018 Dec;33(6):661-665. doi: 10.1002/jca.21662. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

7:Autoinflammatory and autoimmune contributions to complex regional pain syndrome.
Authors:David Clark J, Tawfik VL, Tajerian M, Kingery WS
Institution:1 Anesthesiology Service, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA. University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA. University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA. University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA.
Journal:Mol Pain. 2018 Jan-Dec;14:1744806918799127. doi: 10.1177/1744806918799127. Epub 2018 Aug 20.

8:Sensory modulation dysfunction is associated with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Authors:Bar-Shalita T, Livshitz A, Levin-Meltz Y, Rand D, Deutsch L, Vatine JJ
Institution:Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Aviv, Israel. Aviv, Israel. of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Aviv, Israel.
Journal:PLoS One. 2018 Aug 9;13(8):e0201354. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0201354. eCollection 2018.

9:Hemisensory disturbances in patients with complex regional pain syndrome.
Authors:Drummond PD, Finch PM, Birklein F, Stanton-Hicks M, Knudsen LF
Institution:School of Psychology and Exercise Science, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia. University, Mainz, Germany. Denmark. Denmark.
Journal:Pain. 2018 Sep;159(9):1824-1832. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001280.

10:Complex Regional Pain Syndrome after Total Knee Arthroplasty is Rare and Misdiagnosis Potentially Hazardous-Prospective Study of the New Diagnostic Criteria in 100 Patients with No Cases Identified.
Authors:Kosy JD, Middleton SWF, Bradley BM, Stroud RM, Phillips JRA, Toms AD
Institution:Exeter Knee Reconstruction Unit, Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter, Devon, England.
Journal:J Knee Surg. 2018 Sep;31(8):797-803. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1615746. Epub 2018 Jan 2.

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