Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
March 2021 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:Anesthetic Management of a Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Patient With Ketamine.
Authors:Mundluru T, Saraghi M
Institution:Resident in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine, The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. Director, Dental Anesthesiology Residency Program, Jacobi Medical Center Bronx, New York.
Journal:Anesth Prog. 2020 Dec 1;67(4):219-225. doi: 10.2344/anpr-67-02-07.

2:ICF-based multidisciplinary rehabilitation program for complex regional pain syndrome of the hand: efficacy, long-term outcomes, and impact of therapy duration.
Authors:Kotsougiani-Fischer D, Choi JS, Oh-Fischer JS, Diehm YF, Haug VF, Harhaus L, Gazyakan E, Hirche C, Kneser U, Fischer S
Institution:BG Trauma Center Ludwigshafen, Department for Hand-, Plastic- and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Ludwig-Guttmann-Str. 13, 67071, Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Journal:BMC Surg. 2020 Dec 1;20(1):306. doi: 10.1186/s12893-020-00982-7.

3:Prefrontal White Matter Abnormalities Associated With Pain Catastrophizing in Patients With Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Authors:Im JJ, Kim J, Jeong H, Oh JK, Lee S, Lyoo IK, Chung YA, Yoon S
Institution:Department of Radiology, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea. Ewha Brain Institute, Ewha W. University, Seoul, South Korea; Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Ewha W. University, Seoul, South Korea.
Journal:Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Feb;102(2):216-224. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2020.07.006. Epub 2020 Aug 10.

4:Outcomes of amputation due to long-standing therapy-resistant complex regional pain syndrome type I.
Authors:Geertzen JHB, Scheper J, Schrier E, Dijkstra PU
Institution:Center for Human Movement Sciences, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, 9713GZ Groningen, The Netherlands. E-mail:
Journal:J Rehabil Med. 2020 Aug 24;52(8):jrm00087. doi: 10.2340/16501977-2718.

5:Novel immune biomarkers in complex regional pain syndrome.
Authors:Russo MA, Georgius P, Pires AS, Heng B, Allwright M, Guennewig B, Santarelli DM, Bailey D, Fiore NT, Tan VX, Latini A, Guillemin GJ, Austin PJ
Institution:Hunter Pain Specialists, 91 Chatham Street, Broadmeadow, NSW, 2292, Australia; Genesis Research Services, 220 Denison St, Broadmeadow, NSW, 2292, Australia. Discipline of Anatomy & Histology, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia. Electronic address:
Journal:J Neuroimmunol. 2020 Oct 15;347:577330. doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2020.577330. Epub 2020 Jul 21.

6:Spontaneous sensations reveal distorted body perception in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).
Authors:Echalier A, Borg C, Creac'h C, Laurent B, Michael GA
Institution:Center of Pain Management, Hospital Nord, 42270 Saint Priest-en-Jarez, France. Laboratory EMC (EA 3082), Universite de Lyon, Universite Lyon 2, 69676 Bron, France. Electronic address:
Journal:Brain Cogn. 2020 Jul;142:105568. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2020.105568. Epub 2020 May 11.

7:Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation Interfering With S1 Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Systems: Experience From Two Cases.
Authors:Chapman KB, Schirripa F, Yousef T, Deygoo J, van Helmond N
Institution:The Spine & Pain Institute of New York, New York, New York, U.S.A.
Journal:Pain Pract. 2020 Sep;20(7):780-786. doi: 10.1111/papr.12901. Epub 2020 May 21.

8:Effectiveness, Safety, and Predictive Potential in Ultrasound-Guided Stellate Ganglion Blockades for the Treatment of Sympathetically Maintained Pain.
Authors:Aleanakian R, Chung BY, Feldmann RE Jr, Benrath J
Institution:Clinic of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Pain Center, Medical Faculty Mannheim, University Medical Center Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany.
Journal:Pain Pract. 2020 Jul;20(6):626-638. doi: 10.1111/papr.12892. Epub 2020 May 17.

9:Spinal Cord Stimulation Improves Functional Outcomes in Children With Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Case Presentation and Review of the Literature.
Authors:Bakr SM, Knight J, Johnson SK, Williams AE, Tolley JA, Raskin JS
Institution:Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Neurological Surgery, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.
Journal:Pain Pract. 2020 Jul;20(6):647-655. doi: 10.1111/papr.12882. Epub 2020 Apr 13.

10:Pain thresholds and intensities of CRPS type I and neuropathic pain in respect to sex.
Authors:Meyer-Frießem CH, Attal N, Baron R, Bouhassira D, Finnerup NB, Freynhagen R, Gierthmühlen J, Haanpää M, Hansson P, Jensen TS, Kemp H, Kennedy D, Leffler AS, Rice ASC, Segerdahl M, Serra J, Sindrup S, Solà R, Tölle T, Schuh-Hofer S, Treede RD, Pogatzki-Zahn E, Maier C, Vollert J
Institution:Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, Palliative and Pain Medicine, University Hospital Bergmannsheil Bochum, Bochum, Germany. Pain Research, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK.
Journal:Eur J Pain. 2020 Jul;24(6):1058-1071. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1550. Epub 2020 Mar 14.

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