Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
May 2020 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:Clinical phenotypes and classification algorithm for complex regional pain syndrome.
Authors:Dimova V, Herrnberger MS, Escolano-Lozano F, Rittner HL, Vlckova E, Sommer C, Maihöfner C, Birklein F
Institution:From the Department of Neurology (V.D., M.S.H., F.E.-L., F.B.), University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz; Departments of Anesthesiology (H.L.R.) and Neurology (C.S.), Univer
Journal:Neurology. 2020 Jan 28;94(4):e357-e367. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000008736. Epub 2019 Dec 24.

2:A Rare Cause of Swelling and Pain in Extremities in Children: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Authors:Yucel H, Akcaboy M, Senel S
Institution:Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children's Health and Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Altindag, Ankara, Turkey.
Journal:Indian Pediatr. 2019 Oct 15;56(10):880-881.

3:Hazard of complex regional pain syndrome following human papillomavirus vaccination among adolescent girls in the United States: a case-cohort analysis of insurance claims data.
Authors:Vielot NA, Becker-Dreps S
Institution:Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
Journal:Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2020 Jan;19(1):107-112. doi: 10.1080/14740338.2020.1688299. Epub 2019 Nov 8.

4:Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Release During Ketamine Infusion in Complex Regional Syndrome Patient Receiving Intrathecal Baclofen: A Case Report.
Authors:Shenoda BB, Krevolin LE, Sherman M
Institution:From the Department of Medicine. Division of Pulmonology and Critical Care, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Journal:A A Pract. 2019 Nov 15;13(10):386-388. doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000001091.

5:Waves of Pain Relief: A Systematic Review of Clinical Trials in Spinal Cord Stimulation Waveforms for the Treatment of Chronic Neuropathic Low Back and Leg Pain.
Authors:Head J, Mazza J, Sabourin V, Turpin J, Hoelscher C, Wu C, Sharan A
Institution:Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Department of Neurosurgery, Vicki and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience, Thomas Jefferson University, P Department of Neurosurgery, Vicki and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2019 Nov;131:264-274.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.07.167. Epub 2019 Jul 30.

6:Outcomes of Sympathetic Blocks in the Management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Retrospective Cohort Study.
Authors:Cheng J, Salmasi V, You J, Grille M, Yang D, Mascha EJ, Cheng OT, Zhao F, Rosenquist RW
Institution:From the Departments of Pain Management (J.C., V.S., M.G., O.T.C., F.Z., R.W.R.) Neurosciences (J.C.) Quantitative Health Sciences and Outcomes Research (J.Y., D.Y., E.J.M.), Cleveland Clinic, Clevelan
Journal:Anesthesiology. 2019 Oct;131(4):883-893. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000002899.

7:Highlighting the Role of Biomarkers of Inflammation in the Diagnosis and Management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Authors:Bharwani KD, Dik WA, Dirckx M, Huygen FJPM
Institution:Center for Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Journal:Mol Diagn Ther. 2019 Oct;23(5):615-626. doi: 10.1007/s40291-019-00417-x.

8:Discontinuation of Chronic Opiate Therapy After Successful Spinal Cord Stimulation Is Highly Dependent Upon the Daily Opioid Dose.
Authors:Simopoulos T, Sharma S, Wootton RJ, Orhurhu V, Aner M, Gill JS
Institution:Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Journal:Pain Pract. 2019 Nov;19(8):794-799. doi: 10.1111/papr.12807. Epub 2019 Aug 13.

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