Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
June 2015 Issue

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1:The therapeutic approach to complex regional pain syndrome: light and shade.
Authors:Casale R, Atzeni F, Sarzi-Puttini P
Institution:Department of Clinical Neurophysiology and Pain Rehabilitation Unit (RC), Foundation Salvatore Maugeri IRCCS, Montescano, Italy.
Journal:Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2015 Jan-Feb;33(1 Suppl 88):S126-39. Epub 2015 Mar 18.

2:Invasive treatments for complex regional pain syndrome in children and adolescents: a scoping review.
Authors:Zernikow B, Wager J, Brehmer H, Hirschfeld G, Maier C
Institution:From the Department of Children's Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care, Witten/Herdecke University, School of Medicine, Witten, Germany (B.Z., J.W.); German Paediatric Pain Centre, Children's Hospital, Datteln, Germany (B.Z., J.W., H.B., G.H.); University of Applied Sciences, Osnabruck, Germany (G.H.); and Department of Pain Management, Berufsgenossenschaftliches Universitatsklinikum Bergmannsheil GmbH, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany (C.M.).
Journal:Anesthesiology. 2015 Mar;122(3):699-707. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000000573.

3:Complex regional pain syndrome: An optimistic perspective.
Authors:Birklein F, O'Neill D, Schlereth T
Institution:From the Department of Neurology, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Langenbeckstrasse 1, 55131 Mainz. Gutenberg University Mainz, Langenbeckstrasse 1, 55131 Mainz. Gutenberg University Mainz, Langenbeckstrasse 1, 55131 Mainz.
Journal:Neurology. 2015 Jan 6;84(1):89-96. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000001095. Epub 2014 Dec 3.

4:Rational pain management in complex regional pain syndrome 1 (CRPS 1)--a network meta-analysis.
Authors:Wertli MM, Kessels AG, Perez RS, Bachmann LM, Brunner F
Institution:Horten Centre for Patient Oriented Research and Knowledge Transfer, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Journal:Pain Med. 2014 Sep;15(9):1575-89. doi: 10.1111/pme.12466.

5: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.

6:Diagnosis, mechanisms and treatment of complex regional pain syndrome.
Authors:Rockett M
Institution:Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Plymouth, Devon, UK.
Journal:Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2014 Oct;27(5):494-500. doi: 10.1097/ACO.0000000000000114.

7: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.

8: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.

9:Pulsed radiofrequency treatment of complex regional pain syndrome: a case series.
Authors:Djuric V
Journal:Pain Res Manag. 2014 Jul-Aug;19(4):186-90. Epub 2014 Jun 19.

10:Case report: Long-standing complex regional pain syndrome relieved by a cephalosporin antibiotic.
Authors:Ware MA, Bennett GJ
Institution:The Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit, McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Department of Family Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; The Louise and Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Electronic address: Dentistry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; The Louise and Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Journal:Pain. 2014 Jul;155(7):1412-5. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2014.03.014. Epub 2014 Mar 22.

11:Responsiveness to botulinum toxin type A in muscles of complex regional pain patients with tonic dystonia.
Authors:Schilder JC, van Dijk JG, Dressler D, Koelman JH, Marinus J, van Hilten JJ
Institution:Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, Leiden University Medical Center, P.O. Box 9600, 2300 RC, Leiden, The Netherlands,
Journal:J Neural Transm. 2014 Jul;121(7):761-7. doi: 10.1007/s00702-014-1172-8. Epub 2014 Feb 15.

12:The outcome of complex regional pain syndrome type 1: a systematic review.
Authors:Bean DJ, Johnson MH, Kydd RR
Institution:Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand; The Auckland Regional Pain Service, Auckland District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand. Electronic address: Zealand; The Auckland Regional Pain Service, Auckland District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand. Zealand.
Journal:J Pain. 2014 Jul;15(7):677-90. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2014.01.500. Epub 2014 Feb 12.

13:Complex regional pain syndrome type I of the knee: a systematic literature review.
Authors:van Bussel CM, Stronks DL, Huygen FJ
Institution:Center for Pain Medicine, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Journal:Eur J Pain. 2014 Jul;18(6):766-73. doi: 10.1002/j.1532-2149.2013.00434.x. Epub 2013 Dec 17.

14:Relationships between psychological factors, pain, and disability in complex regional pain syndrome and low back pain.
Authors:Bean DJ, Johnson MH, Kydd RR
Institution:*The Auckland Regional Pain Service (TARPS), Auckland District Health Board daggerDepartment of Psychological Medicine, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
Journal:Clin J Pain. 2014 Aug;30(8):647-53. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000007.

15:Widespread pain in patients with complex regional pain syndrome.
Authors:Birley T, Goebel A
Institution:University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, U.K.
Journal:Pain Pract. 2014 Jul;14(6):526-31. doi: 10.1111/papr.12092. Epub 2013 Jun 24.

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