Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
December 2022 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:Parameters of Spinal Cord Stimulation in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
Authors:Ho E, Yazdanpanah N, Ho J, Drukman B, Chang A, Agarwal S
Institution:Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Brooklyn, NY.
Journal:Pain Physician. 2022 Nov;25(8):521-530.

2:Clinical practice guidelines for the management of patients with complex regional pain syndrome: a systematic appraisal using the AGREE II instrument.
Authors:Javed S, Kang WD, Black C, Chorath K, Johal J, Huh BK
Institution:Department of Pain Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX, USA.
Journal:Pain Manag. 2022 Nov;12(8):951-960. doi: 10.2217/pmt-2022-0046. Epub 2022 Oct 4.

3:Assessment of body perception disturbances in complex regional pain syndrome: A systematic review using the COSMIN guideline.
Authors:Acapo S, Osinski T, Rulleau T, Dupeyron A, Nizard J
Institution:EA 4391 Excitabilite Nerveuse et Therapeutique, Universite Paris Est, Creteil, France.
Journal:Eur J Pain. 2022 Nov;26(10):2060-2073. doi: 10.1002/ejp.2032. Epub 2022 Sep 19.

4:Causalgia: a military pain syndrome.
Authors:Nelson CN, Glauser G, Kessler RA, Jack MM
Institution:1Department of Neurological Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland; and.
Journal:Neurosurg Focus. 2022 Sep;53(3):E9. doi: 10.3171/2022.6.FOCUS22270.

5:Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation for Lower Extremity Neuropathic Pain Syndromes: An Evidence-Based Literature Review.
Authors:D'Souza RS, Kubrova E, Her YF, Barman RA, Smith BJ, Alvarez GM, West TE, Abd-Elsayed A
Institution:Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.; Department of Anesthesiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA.
Journal:Adv Ther. 2022 Oct;39(10):4440-4473. doi: 10.1007/s12325-022-02244-9. Epub 2022 Aug 22.

6:Glucocorticoid treatment in patients with complex regional pain syndrome: A systematic review.
Authors:van den Berg C, de Bree PN, Huygen FJPM, Tiemensma J
Institution:Department of Anesthesiology, Centre for Pain Medicine, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Journal:Eur J Pain. 2022 Nov;26(10):2009-2035. doi: 10.1002/ejp.2025. Epub 2022 Sep 2.

7:Osteo-Cutaneous Trophic Changes in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and their Reversal with Steroids.
Authors:Pradhan S, Bansal R, Das A, Pardasani V, Malhotra HS, Kushwaha S, Mishra VN
Institution:Department of Neurology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Journal:Neurol India. 2022 May-Jun;70(3):1119-1124. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.349675.

8:Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Practical Diagnostic and Treatment Guidelines, 5th Edition.
Authors:Harden RN, McCabe CS, Goebel A, Massey M, Suvar T, Grieve S, Bruehl S
Institution:Departments of PM&R and Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Northwestern University.; Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Centers, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Journal:Pain Med. 2022 Jun 10;23(Suppl 1):S1-S53. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnac046.

9:Long-term biopsychosocial issues and health-related quality of life in young adolescents and adults treated for childhood Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, type 1.
Authors:Finnmann Munk AS, Petersen KK, BĂždtker S, Walther-Larsen S, Aagaard GB, Arendt-Nielsen L, Wong C
Institution:Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark.
Journal:Scand J Pain. 2022 Jun 1;22(3):473-482. doi: 10.1515/sjpain-2021-0217. Print 2022 Jul 26.

10:Physiotherapy for pain and disability in adults with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) types I and II.
Authors:Smart KM, Ferraro MC, Wand BM, O'Connell NE
Institution:UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.; Department of Health Sciences, Centre for Health and Wellbeing Across the Lifecourse, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, UK.
Journal:Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2022 May 17;5(5):CD010853. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010853.pub3.

11:Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Authors:Lloyd ECO, Dempsey B, Romero L
Institution:Southern Colorado Family Medicine Residency, Pueblo, CO, USA.
Journal:Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jul 1;104(1):49-55.

12:Direct Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A 30-Year Review.
Authors:Chmiela MA, Hendrickson M, Hale J, Liang C, Telefus P, Sagir A, Stanton-Hicks M
Institution:Department of Pain Management, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA.
Journal:Neuromodulation. 2021 Aug;24(6):971-982. doi: 10.1111/ner.13295. Epub 2020 Oct 24.

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