Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
July 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: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.

2:Dramatic effect in passive ROM exercise under sedation in a patient with intractable complex regional pain syndrome (type I): A case report.
Authors:Oh HM, Kim CH, Kim AR
Institution:Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Kyungpook National University Hospital. School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea. School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea.
Journal:Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Mar;98(13):e14990. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000014990.

3: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.

4: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.

5: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.

6:Standards for the diagnosis and management of complex regional pain syndrome: Results of a European Pain Federation task force.
Authors:Goebel A, Barker C, Birklein F, Brunner F, Casale R, Eccleston C, Eisenberg E, McCabe CS, Moseley GL, Perez R, Perrot S, Terkelsen A, Thomassen I, Zyluk A, Wells C
Institution:Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK. Switzerland. of England, Bristol & Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bath, UK. Netherlands. Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark. Poland.
Journal:Eur J Pain. 2019 Apr;23(4):641-651. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1362. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

7:High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation at 10 kHz for the Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Case Series of Patients With or Without Previous Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantation.
Authors:Gill JS, Asgerally A, Simopoulos TT
Institution:Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Journal:Pain Pract. 2019 Mar;19(3):289-294. doi: 10.1111/papr.12739. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

8:Altered tactile localization and spatiotemporal integration in complex regional pain syndrome patients.
Authors:Trojan J, Speck V, Kleinbohl D, Benrath J, Flor H, Maihofner C
Institution:Department of Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau, Landau, Germany. Central Institute of Mental Health, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany. Central Institute of Mental Health, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany. Medical Center Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany. Central Institute of Mental Health, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany. Erlangen, Germany.
Journal:Eur J Pain. 2019 Mar;23(3):472-482. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1321. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

9:Sensory disturbances induced by sensorimotor conflicts are higher in complex regional pain syndrome and fibromyalgia compared to arthritis and healthy people, and positively relate to pain intensity.
Authors:Brun C, Mercier C, Grieve S, Palmer S, Bailey J, McCabe CS
Institution:Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration, Quebec, QC, Canada. Quebec, QC, Canada.
Journal:Eur J Pain. 2019 Mar;23(3):483-494. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1322. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

10:Short-Term Glucocorticoid Treatment Normalizes the Microcirculatory Response to Remote Ischemic Conditioning in Early Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Authors:Kumowski N, Hegelmaier T, Kolbenschlag J, Mainka T, Michel-Lauter B, Maier C
Institution:Department of Pain Medicine, BG University Hospital Bergmannsheil GmbH, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany. University, Bochum, Germany. Tubingen, Eberhard Karls University, Tubingen, Germany. University, Bochum, Germany. University, Bochum, Germany.
Journal:Pain Pract. 2019 Feb;19(2):168-175. doi: 10.1111/papr.12730. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

11:Altered regulation of the T-cell system in patients with CRPS.
Authors:Heyn J, Azad SC, Luchting B
Institution:Department of Anesthesiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen (LMU), Marchioninistr. 15, 81377, Munich, Germany.
Journal:Inflamm Res. 2019 Jan;68(1):1-6. doi: 10.1007/s00011-018-1182-3. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

12:Spinal Cord Stimulation as Treatment for Truncal Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome After Cardiac Surgery: A Case Report.
Authors:Poe LM, Sobey CM
Institution:From the Department of Anesthesiology. Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee.
Journal:A A Pract. 2019 Jan 15;12(2):51-53. doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000843.

13:Single S1 Dorsal Root Ganglia Stimulation for Intractable Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Foot Pain After Lumbar Spine Surgery: A Case Series.
Authors:Skaribas IM, Peccora C, Skaribas E
Institution:Expert Pain PA, Houston, TX, USA.
Journal:Neuromodulation. 2019 Jan;22(1):101-107. doi: 10.1111/ner.12780. Epub 2018 Apr 27.

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