Complex regional pain syndrome

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Complex regional pain syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic pain condition that mainly affects the arms or legs and is often triggered by injury. It is characterized by constant pain, sensitivity, and skin color and temperature changes at the site of an injury. The pain is out of proportion to the severity of the injury and worsens with time. Treatment aims to control these painful symptoms.
 

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Following organizations serve the condition "Complex regional pain syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

US Pain Foundation

US Pain Foundation is created by people with pain for people with pain. As a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving those who live with pain conditions and their care providers, U.S. Pain Foundation exists to help individuals find resources and inspiration.
Our mission is simple: to educate, connect, inform, advocate and empower those living with pain. In addition we work to educate the public on pain issues and to raise awareness on pain in America. We recognize and validate the 100 million Americans who battle pain every day by offering positive programs that empower and ed

Last Updated: 24 Sep 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Complex regional pain syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

US Pain Foundation

US Pain Foundation is created by people with pain for people with pain. As a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving those who live with pain conditions and their care providers, U.S. Pain Foundation exists to help individuals find resources and inspiration.
Our mission is simple: to educate, connect, inform, advocate and empower those living with pain. In addition we work to educate the public on pain issues and to raise awareness on pain in America. We recognize and validate the 100 million Americans who battle pain every day by offering positive programs that empower and ed

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Last Updated: 24 Sep 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Complex regional pain syndrome" returned 115 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Objective sensory evaluation of the spread of complex regional pain syndrome.
 

Author(s): Lara Edinger, Robert J Schwartzman, Ayesha Ahmad, Kirsten Erwin, Guillermo M Alexander

Journal: Pain Physician. ;16(6):581-91.

 

The spread of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) has been well documented. Many severe refractory long-standing patients have total body pain (TBP) that evolved from a single extremity injury.

Last Updated: 28 Nov 2013

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Usefulness of thermography in diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome type I after transradial coronary intervention.
 

Author(s): Min-Young Jeong, Jin-Sok Yu, Woo-Baek Chung

Journal: J Invasive Cardiol. 2013 Sep;25(9):E183-5.

 

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a very rare complication of transradial coronary intervention (TRI). We present the case of a 51-year-old man who suffered severe pain of the right forearm after TRI and progressed to type I CRPS. The patient had effort angina and underwent ...

Last Updated: 2 Sep 2013

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Children and adolescents with complex regional pain syndrome: more psychologically distressed than other children in pain?
 

Author(s): Deirdre E Logan, Sara E Williams, Veronica P Carullo, Robyn Lewis Claar, Stephen Bruehl, Charles B Berde

Journal: Pain Res Manag. ;18(2):87-93.

 

Historically, in both adult and pediatric populations, a lack of knowledge regarding complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and absence of clear diagnostic criteria have contributed to the view that this is a primarily psychiatric condition.

Last Updated: 10 May 2013

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The terms "Complex regional pain syndrome" returned 24 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Diagnosis of partial complex regional pain syndrome type 1 of the hand: retrospective study of 16 cases and literature review.
 

Author(s): Michel Konzelmann, Olivier Deriaz, François Luthi

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The partial form of the complex regional pain syndrome of the hand type 1 (CRPS 1), involving only 1 to 3 fingers, is a rare condition first described in 1972. The aim of the study is to define more precisely the diagnosis workup and the prognosis of this clinical entity.

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2013

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Prognostic factors in complex regional pain syndrome 1: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Maria Wertli, Lucas M Bachmann, Shira Schecter Weiner, Florian Brunner

Journal: J Rehabil Med. 2013 Mar;45(3):225-31.

 

The aim of this systematic review was to merge and summarize the current evidence about prognostic factors relevant to the course of complex regional pain syndrome 1.

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2013

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Inflammation in complex regional pain syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Luke Parkitny, James H McAuley, Flavia Di Pietro, Tasha R Stanton, Neil E O'Connell, Johan Marinus, Jacobus J van Hilten, G Lorimer Moseley

Journal: Neurology. 2013 Jan;80(1):106-17.

 

We conducted a systematic review of the literature with meta-analysis to determine whether complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is associated with a specific inflammatory profile and whether this is dependent on the duration of the condition.

Last Updated: 25 Dec 2012

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Investigation of the Efficacy of tDCS in the Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Type 1
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 (CRPS)

 

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2013

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Effect of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol on the Prevention of Chronic Pain in Patients With Acute CRPS (ETIC-Study)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Complex Regional Pain Syndromes; CRPS

 

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2008

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Graded Exposure (GEXP) in Vivo Versus Physiotherapy in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I (CRPS-I)
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I

 

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2008

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