Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
August 2014 Issue

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1:Complex regional pain syndrome type I after diphtheria-tetanus (Di-Te) vaccination.
Authors:Bilic E
Institution:University of Zagreb, University Hospital Center, Department of Neurology, Zagreb, Croatia.
Journal:Coll Antropol. 2013 Sep;37(3):1015-8.

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

3:Spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal baclofen therapy: combined neuromodulation for treatment of advanced complex regional pain syndrome.
Authors:Goto S, Taira T, Horisawa S, Yokote A, Sasaki T, Okada Y
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.
Journal:Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2013;91(6):386-91. doi: 10.1159/000350022. Epub 2013 Oct 9.

4:Generalised and regional soft tissue pain syndromes. The role of physical and rehabilitation medicine physicians. The European perspective based on the best evidence. A paper by the UEMS-PRM Section Professional Practice Committee.
Authors:Oral A, Ilieva EM, Kucukdeveci AA, Varela E, Valero R, Berteanu M, Christodoulou N
Institution:Member, Board Committee, UEMS Board of PRM, Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationIstanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey -
Journal:Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2013 Aug;49(4):535-49.

5:Pain relief is associated with improvement in motor function in complex regional pain syndrome type 1: secondary analysis of a placebo-controlled study on the effects of ketamine.
Authors:Schilder JC, Sigtermans MJ, Schouten AC, Putter H, Dahan A, Noldus LP, Marinus J, van Hilten JJ
Institution:Department of Neurology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands. Electronic address:
Journal:J Pain. 2013 Nov;14(11):1514-21. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2013.07.013. Epub 2013 Sep 24.

6:Primary motor cortex function in complex regional pain syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors:Di Pietro F, McAuley JH, Parkitny L, Lotze M, Wand BM, Moseley GL, Stanton TR
Institution:Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, Australia; Prince of Wales Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Journal:J Pain. 2013 Nov;14(11):1270-88. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2013.07.004. Epub 2013 Sep 12.

7:Cervico-thoracic or lumbar sympathectomy for neuropathic pain and complex regional pain syndrome.
Authors:Straube S, Derry S, Moore RA, Cole P
Institution:Institute of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, University Medical Center Gottingen, Waldweg 37 B, Gottingen, Germany, D-37073.
Journal:Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Sep 2;9:CD002918. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD002918.pub3.

8:Local anaesthetic sympathetic blockade for complex regional pain syndrome.
Authors:Stanton TR, Wand BM, Carr DB, Birklein F, Wasner GL, O'Connell NE
Institution:Neuroscience Research Australia, Randwick, Australia.
Journal:Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Aug 19;8:CD004598. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004598.pub3.

9:Muscle hyperalgesia is widespread in patients with complex regional pain syndrome.
Authors:van Rooijen DE, Marinus J, van Hilten JJ
Institution:Department of Neurology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.
Journal:Pain. 2013 Dec;154(12):2745-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2013.08.004. Epub 2013 Aug 11.

10:Management of chronic pain following nerve injuries/CRPS type II.
Authors:Carroll I, Curtin CM
Institution:Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University, 450 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94603, USA.
Journal:Hand Clin. 2013 Aug;29(3):401-8. doi: 10.1016/j.hcl.2013.04.009. Epub 2013 Jun 14.

11:Intravenous magnesium for chronic complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS-1).
Authors:Fischer SG, Collins S, Boogaard S, Loer SA, Zuurmond WW, Perez RS
Institution:Department of Anesthesiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research (EMGO+), Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Knowledge Consortium Trauma Related Neural Dysfunction (TREND), Leiden, The Netherlands.
Journal:Pain Med. 2013 Sep;14(9):1388-99. doi: 10.1111/pme.12211. Epub 2013 Jul 25.

12:Impaired recognition of social emotion in patients with complex regional pain syndrome.
Authors:Shin NY, Kang DH, Jang JH, Park SY, Hwang JY, Kim SN, Byun MS, Park HY, Kim YC
Institution:Interdisciplinary Cognitive Science Program, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Journal:J Pain. 2013 Nov;14(11):1304-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2013.05.008. Epub 2013 Jul 19.

13:Diffuse complex regional pain syndrome in an adolescent: a novel treatment approach.
Authors:Cucchiaro G, Craig K, Marks K, Middleton M
Institution:Departments of *Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine daggerPediatrics, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
Journal:Clin J Pain. 2013 Dec;29(12):e42-5. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e31829d676a.

14:Report of a preliminary discontinued double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of the anti-TNF-alpha chimeric monoclonal antibody infliximab in complex regional pain syndrome.
Authors:Dirckx M, Groeneweg G, Wesseldijk F, Stronks DL, Huygen FJ
Institution:Erasmus MC, Center for Pain Medicine, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Journal:Pain Pract. 2013 Nov;13(8):633-40. doi: 10.1111/papr.12078. Epub 2013 May 22.

15:Anti tumor necrosis factor - alpha adalimumab for complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS-I): a case series.
Authors:Eisenberg E, Sandler I, Treister R, Suzan E, Haddad M
Institution:The Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel; Institute of Pain Medicine, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel.
Journal:Pain Pract. 2013 Nov;13(8):649-56. doi: 10.1111/papr.12070. Epub 2013 May 13.

16:Mast cells: a new target in the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome?
Authors:Dirckx M, Groeneweg G, van Daele PL, Stronks DL, Huygen FJ
Institution:Center for Pain Medicine, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Journal:Pain Pract. 2013 Nov;13(8):599-603. doi: 10.1111/papr.12049. Epub 2013 Mar 14.

17:Complex regional pain syndrome: a review.
Authors:Field J
Institution:Cheltenham General Hospital, Cheltenham, UK.
Journal:J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2013 Jul;38(6):616-26. doi: 10.1177/1753193412471021. Epub 2013 Jan 22.

18:Targeting oxidative injury and cytokines' activity in the treatment with anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha antibody for complex regional pain syndrome 1.
Authors:Miclescu AA, Nordquist L, Hysing EB, Butler S, Basu S, Lind AL, Gordh T
Institution:Pain Clinic, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.
Journal:Pain Pract. 2013 Nov;13(8):641-8. doi: 10.1111/papr.12027. Epub 2013 Jan 21.

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