Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
February 2018 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.

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1:Does Temperature Increase by Sympathetic Neurolysis Improve Pain in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome? A Retrospective Cohort Study.
Authors:Dev S, Yoo Y, Lee HJ, Kim DH, Kim YC, Moon JY
Institution:Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Apollo Specialty Hospitals, OMR, Chennai, India. Hospital College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Hospital College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea. Hospital College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Hospital College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Hospital College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Integrated Cancer Management Center, Seoul National University Cancer Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address: jymoon0901@gmail.com.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 Jan;109:e783-e791. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.10.088. Epub 2017 Oct 26.

2:Space-based bias of covert visual attention in complex regional pain syndrome.
Authors:Bultitude JH, Walker I, Spence C
Institution:Department of Psychology, University of Bath, Bath, North East Somerset, UK. Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK. University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK.
Journal:Brain. 2017 Sep 1;140(9):2306-2321. doi: 10.1093/brain/awx152.

3:Low-Dose Intravenous Immunoglobulin Treatment for Long-Standing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Randomized Trial.
Authors:Goebel A, Bisla J, Carganillo R, Frank B, Gupta R, Kelly J, McCabe C, Murphy C, Padfield N, Phillips C, Sanders M, Serpell M, Shenker N, Shoukrey K, Wyatt L, Ambler G
Institution:From University of Liverpool and The Walton Centre National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust, Liverpool; Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, and University College London, London; Modepharma Limited, Beckenham; Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow; University West of England, Bristol; Swansea University, Swansea; Norfolk and Norwich University NHS Trust, Norwich; Cambridge University Hospitals, Cambridge; and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, United Kingdom.
Journal:Ann Intern Med. 2017 Oct 3;167(7):476-483. doi: 10.7326/M17-0509. Epub 2017 Sep 12.

4:Different patterns in mental rotation of facial expressions in complex regional pain syndrome patients.
Authors:Lee WJ, Choi SH, Jang JH, Moon JY, Kim YC, Noh E, Shin JE, Shin H, Kang DH
Institution:aDepartment of Psychiatry, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul bDepartment of Psychiatry, Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Seongnam cDepartment of Psychiatry and Institute of Human Behavioral Sciences, Seoul National University College of Medicine dDepartment of Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine eDepartment of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital fInterdisciplinary Program of Neuroscience, Seoul National University, Seoul gElectronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Daejeon, Republic of Korea.
Journal:Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Sep;96(39):e7990. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000007990.

5:Impaired insula functional connectivity associated with persistent pain perception in patients with complex regional pain syndrome.
Authors:Kim JH, Choi SH, Jang JH, Lee DH, Lee KJ, Lee WJ, Moon JY, Kim YC, Kang DH
Institution:Department of Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Korea. National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Republic of Korea. Korea. Korea. Korea. Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Journal:PLoS One. 2017 Jul 10;12(7):e0180479. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0180479. eCollection 2017.

6:Case Study of High-Dose Ketamine for Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Authors:Pasek TA, Crowley K, Campese C, Lauer R, Yang C
Institution:Pain, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Evidence-Based Practice and Research, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Electronic address: Tracy.Pasek@chp.edu. Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
Journal:Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2017 Jun;29(2):177-186. doi: 10.1016/j.cnc.2017.01.005. Epub 2017 Mar 13.

7:Efficacy of vitamin C in preventing complex regional pain syndrome after wrist fracture: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors:Aim F, Klouche S, Frison A, Bauer T, Hardy P
Institution:Hopitaux Universitaires Paris Ile-de-France Ouest, AP-HP, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France. Electronic address: florenceaim@gmail.com.; Hopitaux Universitaires Paris Ile-de-France Ouest, AP-HP, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France; Universite de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, 78000 Versailles, France.
Journal:Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2017 May;103(3):465-470. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2016.12.021. Epub 2017 Mar 4.

8:Novel Signs and Their Clinical Utility in Diagnosing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): A Prospective Observational Cohort Study.
Authors:Kuttikat A, Shaikh M, Oomatia A, Parker R, Shenker N
Institution:*Department of Rheumatology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust daggerSchool of Clinical Medicine double daggerCentre for Applied Medical Statistics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
Journal:Clin J Pain. 2017 Jun;33(6):496-502. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000434.

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