Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
January 2015 Issue

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1:Complex regional pain syndrome, alexithymia, and psychological distress.
Authors:Margalit D, Ben Har L, Brill S, Vatine JJ
Institution:Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ariel University, Israel.
Journal:J Psychosom Res. 2014 Oct;77(4):273-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2014.07.005. Epub 2014 Jul 11.

2:Mechanism-based treatment in complex regional pain syndromes.
Authors:Gierthmuhlen J, Binder A, Baron R
Institution:Division of Neurological Pain Research and Therapy, Department of Neurology, Universitatsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Arnold-Heller-Strasse 3, Haus 41, 24105 Kiel, Germany.
Journal:Nat Rev Neurol. 2014 Sep;10(9):518-28. doi: 10.1038/nrneurol.2014.140. Epub 2014 Aug 19.

3:Complex regional pain syndrome of the upper limb: a review.
Authors:Zyluk A, Puchalski P
Institution:Department of General and Hand Surgery, Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland. Electronic address:
Journal:Neurol Neurochir Pol. 2014;48(3):200-5. doi: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2014.05.007. Epub 2014 Jun 6.

4:Bisphosphonates in Complex Regional Pain syndrome type I: how do they work?
Authors:Varenna M, Adami S, Sinigaglia L
Institution:Rheumatology Unit, Ospedale G. Pini, Milan, Italy.
Journal:Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2014 Jul-Aug;32(4):451-4. Epub 2014 Jun 24.

5:Complex regional pain syndrome: diagnosis and treatment.
Authors:Freedman M, Greis AC, Marino L, Sinha AN, Henstenburg J
Institution:Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, 9th and Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA; Rothman Institute, 925 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA. Electronic address:
Journal:Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2014 May;25(2):291-303. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2014.01.003. Epub 2014 Mar 14.

6:Intravenous ketamine infusions for chronic algodystrophy: a review.
Authors:Zyluk A, Pastuszka J
Institution:Department of General and Hand Surgery, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland.
Journal:Pol Orthop Traumatol. 2014 Apr 7;79:37-40.

7:Prednisolone in complex regional pain syndrome.
Authors:Atalay NS, Ercidogan O, Akkaya N, Sahin F
Institution:Pamukkale University Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Denizli, Turkey.
Journal:Pain Physician. 2014 Mar-Apr;17(2):179-85.

8:Short-term treatment with parecoxib for complex regional pain syndrome: a randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind trial.
Authors:Breuer AJ, Mainka T, Hansel N, Maier C, Krumova EK
Institution:Department of Pain Medicine, Berufsgenossenschaftliches Universitatsklinikum Bergmannsheil GmbH Bochum, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.
Journal:Pain Physician. 2014 Mar-Apr;17(2):127-37.

9:Bilateral hypersensitivity to capsaicin, thermal, and mechanical stimuli in unilateral complex regional pain syndrome.
Authors:Terkelsen AJ, Gierthmuhlen J, Finnerup NB, Hojlund AP, Jensen TS
Institution:From the Danish Pain Research Center and Department of Neurology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark (A.J.T., T.S.J.); Department of Neurology, Division of Neurological Pain Research and Therapy, University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany (J.G.); Danish Pain Research Center, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark (N.B.F.); and Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark (A.P.H.).
Journal:Anesthesiology. 2014 May;120(5):1225-36. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000000220.

10:Incidence of complex regional pain syndrome after foot and ankle surgery.
Authors:Rewhorn MJ, Leung AH, Gillespie A, Moir JS, Miller R
Institution:Core Surgical Training Programme, West of Scotland, UK. Electronic address:; West of Scotland Orthopaedic Training Programme, UK.; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Western Infirmary of Glasgow, Scotland, UK.; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Western Infirmary of Glasgow, Scotland, UK.; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hairmyres Hospital, Scotland, UK.
Journal:J Foot Ankle Surg. 2014 May-Jun;53(3):256-8. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2014.01.006. Epub 2014 Mar 5.

11:Activation of cutaneous immune responses in complex regional pain syndrome.
Authors:Birklein F, Drummond PD, Li W, Schlereth T, Albrecht N, Finch PM, Dawson LF, Clark JD, Kingery WS
Institution:Department of Neurology, University Medical Center, Mainz, Germany.
Journal:J Pain. 2014 May;15(5):485-95. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2014.01.490. Epub 2014 Jan 23.

12:Inflammation in CRPS: role of the sympathetic supply.
Authors:Schlereth T, Drummond PD, Birklein F
Institution:Department of Neurology, Langenbeckstr, 1, D-55131 Mainz, Germany. Electronic address:
Journal:Auton Neurosci. 2014 May;182:102-7. doi: 10.1016/j.autneu.2013.12.011. Epub 2013 Dec 22.

13:Health-related quality of life in 975 patients with complex regional pain syndrome type 1.
Authors:van Velzen GA, Perez RS, van Gestel MA, Huygen FJ, van Kleef M, van Eijs F, Dahan A, van Hilten JJ, Marinus J
Institution:Department of Neurology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands; Knowledge Consortium TREND, Leiden, The Netherlands. Electronic address:
Journal:Pain. 2014 Mar;155(3):629-34. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2013.12.017. Epub 2013 Dec 14.

14:An augmented reality home-training system based on the mirror training and imagery approach.
Authors:Trojan J, Diers M, Fuchs X, Bach F, Bekrater-Bodmann R, Foell J, Kamping S, Rance M, Maass H, Flor H
Institution:Department of Cognitive und Clinical Neuroscience, Central Institute of Mental Health, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, J 5, 68159, Mannheim, Germany.
Journal:Behav Res Methods. 2014 Sep;46(3):634-40. doi: 10.3758/s13428-013-0412-4.

15:Complex regional pain syndrome: a comprehensive and critical review.
Authors:Borchers AT, Gershwin ME
Institution:Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of California at Davis School of Medicine, Davis, CA, United States.
Journal:Autoimmun Rev. 2014 Mar;13(3):242-65. doi: 10.1016/j.autrev.2013.10.006. Epub 2013 Oct 23.

16:A disturbance in sensory processing on the affected side of the body increases limb pain in complex regional pain syndrome.
Authors:Drummond PD, Finch PM
Institution:Centre for Research on Chronic Pain and Inflammatory Diseases, Murdoch University, Perth, WA.
Journal:Clin J Pain. 2014 Apr;30(4):301-6. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e31829ca4fc.

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