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 112 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prednisolone in complex regional pain syndrome.
 

Author(s): Nilgun Simsir Atalay, Ozlem Ercidogan, Nuray Akkaya, Fusun Sahin

Journal: Pain Physician. ;17(2):179-85.

 

Although there are several studies of systemic corticosteroid therapies in various doses and various durations in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), the outcome measurement parameters are limited to the range of motion measurements, edema, and symptoms of CRPS.

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2014

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Short-term treatment with parecoxib for complex regional pain syndrome: a randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind trial.
 

Author(s): Anna J Breuer, Tina Mainka, Nora Hansel, Christoph Maier, Elena K Krumova

Journal: Pain Physician. ;17(2):127-37.

 

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is characterized by signs and symptoms of peripheral inflammation, which leads to peripheral neural sensitization associated most frequently (in about 70%) with blunt pressure hyperalgesia. Therefore, we hypothesized that treatment of CRPS patients ...

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2014

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A curative treatment option for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Type I: dorsal root entry zone operation (report of two cases).
 

Author(s): Yucel Kanpolat, Eyyub Al-Beyati, Hasan Caglar Ugur, Gokhan Akpinar, Gokmen Kahilogullari, Melih Bozkurt

Journal: Turk Neurosurg. 2014 ;24(1):127-30.

 

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I (CRPS-I) is a debated health problem concerning its pathophysiology and treatment strategies. A 12-year-old boy and a 35-year-old woman were diagnosed with CRPS-I at different times. They had previously undergone various types of interventions ...

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2014

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The terms "Complex regional pain syndrome" returned 23 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Thermal pain in complex regional pain syndrome type I.
 

Author(s): John R Grothusen, Guillermo Alexander, Kirsten Erwin, Robert Schwartzman

Journal: Pain Physician. ;17(1):71-9.

 

Quantitative sensory testing (QST), with thermal threshold determinations, is a routine part of the comprehensive clinical workup of patients suffering from chronic pain, especially those with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome seen at our outpatient pain clinic. This is done to quantitatively ...

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2014

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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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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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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The Use of Zoledronic Acid to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Complex Regional Pain Syndromes

 

Last Updated: 8 Feb 2013

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Intravenous Immunoglobulins in Complex-regional Pain Syndrome
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1

 

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2009

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