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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334999/rewiring-the-primary-somatosensory-cortex-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-with-acupuncture
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Yumi Maeda, Hyungjun Kim, Norman Kettner, Jieun Kim, Stephen Cina, Cristina Malatesta, Jessica Gerber, Claire McManus, Rebecca Ong-Sutherland, Pia Mezzacappa, Alexandra Libby, Ishtiaq Mawla, Leslie R Morse, Ted J Kaptchuk, Joseph Audette, Vitaly Napadow
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common entrapment neuropathy, affecting the median nerve at the wrist. Acupuncture is a minimally-invasive and conservative therapeutic option, and while rooted in a complex practice ritual, acupuncture overlaps significantly with many conventional peripherally-focused neuromodulatory therapies. However, the neurophysiological mechanisms by which acupuncture impacts accepted subjective/psychological and objective/physiological outcomes are not well understood. Eligible patients (n = 80, 65 female, age: 49...
March 2, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334499/dorsal-column-stimulation-versus-dorsal-root-ganglion-stimulation-for-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-confined-to-the-knee-patients-preference-following-the-trial-period
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Catelijne M van Bussel, Dirk L Stronks, Frank J P M Huygen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) confined to the knee are often therapy resistant. Neurostimulation is an accepted treatment for CRPS. Although results with dorsal column (DC) stimulation in patients with CRPS confined to the knee are often disappointing, the availability of dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation may provide new opportunities for this complaint. Therefore, this study explores patients' preference for DC stimulation vs. DRG stimulation in treating chronic pain due to CRPS confined to the knee...
March 23, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333660/low-dose-naltrexone-a-new-therapy-option-for-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-type-i-patients
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Kayla M Sturn, Michael Collin
Naltrexone (an opioid antagonist) has long been used in patients overcoming alcohol and opioid dependency. However, at doses one-tenth of those commonly prescribed for the above conditions, an unexpected effect occurs that aids in alleviating pain. Although there are currently no randomized clinical trials supporting the use of low-dose naltrexone, we present a case study describing the impact of compounding low-dose naltrexone that has dramatically improved the patient's pain symptoms which were refractory to other treatments...
May 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314473/complex-regional-pain-syndrome-in-burn-pathological-scarring-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Suman Mewa Kinoo, Bhugwan Singh
Chronic pain in burn pathological scarring is not an uncommon occurrence. The mechanisms of pain are not clearly understood and hence the management approach is often a daunting task. However, meticulous physical examination of these patients may classify them as complex regional pain syndrome, type I. We present a patient with classic signs and symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome associated with burn pathological scarring of her left forearm that had a favourable response to a thoracoscopic sympathectomy...
March 14, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301606/usefulness-of-bone-scintigraphy-for-the-diagnosis-of-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-1-a-systematic-review-and-bayesian-meta-analysis
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Maria M Wertli, Florian Brunner, Johann Steurer, Ulrike Held
BACKGROUND: Since 2007, the Budapest criteria are recommended for the diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) 1. The usefulness of bone scintigraphy (BS, index test) for the diagnosis of CRPS 1 remains controversial. Imperfect reference tests (RT) result in underestimation of the diagnostic accuracy of BS. Further, biased results can occur when a dependency between the RT and BS exists. The objective was to assess the impact of different RTs, specifically the Budapest criteria, and the assumed imperfect nature of the RT on the diagnostic accuracy of BS...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274883/efficacy-of-vitamin-c-in-preventing-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-after-wrist-fracture-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Florence Aim, Shahnaz Klouche, Aurélien Frison, Thomas Bauer, Philippe Hardy
BACKGROUND: Complex regional pain syndrome type I (CRPS-I), previously known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy, is common after conservatively or surgicallytreatedwrist fractures. Several studies support the efficacy of vitamin C in preventing CRPS-I, although the data are somewhat conflicting. The primary objective of this systematic literature review and meta-analysis was to assess the efficacy of vitamin C therapy in preventing CRPS-I after a wrist fracture. METHODS: Randomised, placebo-controlled trials of vitamin C to prevent CRPS-I after wrist fractureswere sought in the three main databases: PubMed (1980 to December 2015), CENTRAL (Central 2015, number 12), andEmbase (1980 to December 2015)...
March 5, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265142/clinical-characteristics-affecting-motor-recovery-and-ambulation-in-stroke-patients
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Alparslan Yetisgin
[Purpose] To describe the clinical characteristics affecting motor recovery and ambulation in stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] Demographic and clinical characteristics of 53 stroke patients (31 M, 22 F), such as age, gender, etiology, hemiplegic side, Brunnstrom stage, functional ambulation scale scores, history of rehabilitation, and presence of shoulder pain and complex regional pain syndrome were evaluated. [Results] The etiology was ischemic in 79.2% of patients and hemorrhagic in 20.8%. Brunnstrom hand and upper extremity values in females were lower than in males...
February 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263454/neuroplasticity-of-supraspinal-structures-associated-with-pathological-pain
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Pere Boadas-Vaello, Judit Homs, Francisco Reina, Anna Carrera, Enrique Verdú
Peripheral nerve and spinal cord injuries, along with other painful syndromes such as fibromyalgia, diabetic neuropathy, chemotherapeutic neuropathy, trigeminal neuralgia, complex regional pain syndrome, and/or irritable bowel syndrome, cause several neuroplasticity changes in the nervous system along its entire axis affecting the different neuronal nuclei. This paper reviews these changes, focusing on the supraspinal structures that are involved in the modulation and processing of pain, including the periaqueductal gray matter, red nucleus, locus coeruleus, rostral ventromedial medulla, thalamus, hypothalamus, basal ganglia, cerebellum, habenula, primary and secondary somatosensory cortex, motor cortex, mammillary bodies, hippocampus, septum, amygdala, cingulated and prefrontal cortex...
March 6, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256352/post-traumatic-raynaud-s-phenomenon-a-case-report
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Liang Jie Cheok, Chee Kheong Ooi
BACKGROUND: Raynaud's phenomenon has multiple etiologies, ranging from occupational causes to systemic disease. Most occupational causes of Raynaud's phenomenon usually present with vascular compromise. CASE REPORT: A 41-year-old Chinese woman presented to the emergency department with progressive pain and bluish discoloration over her right index finger after minor trauma. The clinical examination revealed discoloration over multiple fingertips on both hands. She was diagnosed with Raynaud's phenomenon with possible underlying systemic disease...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245671/pilot-study-of-intraoperative-ultrasound-guided-instrument-placement-in-nerve-transection-surgery-for-peripheral-nerve-pain-syndromes
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P Troy Henning, Thomas J Wilson, Matthew Willsey, Jessin K John, Miriana Popadich, Lynda J S Yang
Surgical transection of sensory nerves in the treatment of intractable neuropathic pain is a commonly performed procedure. At times these cases can be particularly challenging when encountering obese patients, when targeting deeper nerves or those with a variable branching pattern, or in the case of repeat operations. In this case series, the authors describe their experience with ultrasound-guided surgical instrument placement during transection of a saphenous nerve in the region of prior vascular surgery in 1 patient and in the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve in 2 obese patients...
March 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231921/angiography-in-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
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Alison Palumbo, Seth Toomay, Kanwar Singh, Sanjeeva Kalva
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217060/ultrasonography-guided-pulsed-radiofrequency-of-sciatic-nerve-for-the-treatment-of-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-type-ii
#12
Yi Hwa Choi, Dong Jin Chang, Woon Suk Hwang, Jin Hwan Chung
Although the major mechanism of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) involves dysfunctional central or sympathetic nervous system activation, the peripheral nervous system also contributes significantly to its clinical manifestations. Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) is a recently developed treatment option for neuropathic pain syndromes. Here, we report a case of CRPS Type II after a femur fracture and sciatic nerve injury, in which the pain was treated successfully with ultrasonography-guided selective sciatic nerve PRF application...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212186/bisphosphonates-inhibit-pain-bone-loss-and-inflammation-in-a-rat-tibia-fracture-model-of-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-erratum
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178071/recommendations-for-a-first-core-outcome-measurement-set-for-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-clinical-studies-compact
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Grieve Sharon, Perez Roberto Sgm, Birklein Frank, Brunner Florian, Bruehl Stephen, Harden R Norman, Packham Tara, Gobeil Francois, Haigh Richard, Holly Janet, Terkelsen Astrid, Davies Lindsay, Lewis Jennifer, Thomassen Ilona, Connett Robyn, Worth Tina, Vatine Jean-Jacques, McCabe Candida S
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a persistent pain condition that remains incompletely understood and challenging to treat. Historically, a wide range of different outcome measures have been used to capture the multidimensional nature of CRPS. This has been a significant limiting factor in the advancement of our understanding of the mechanisms and management of CRPS.In 2013, an international consortium of patients, clinicians, researchers and industry representatives was established, to develop and agree on a minimum core set of standardised outcome measures for use in future CRPS clinical research, including but not limited to clinical trials within adult populationsThe development of a core measurement set was informed through workshops and supplementary work, using an iterative consensus process...
February 4, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162677/-429-create-1-study-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study-to-assess-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-axs-02-disodium-zoledronate-tetrahydrate-administered-orally-to-subjects-with-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-type-1-crps-1
#15
L Kapural, A Goebel, M Serpell, A Jones, R Kaye, H Tabuteau
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162651/-406-a-case-study-investigating-opioid-medication-utilization-in-patients-with-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-before-and-after-ketamine-infusion-therapy
#16
G Rudd-Barnard, A Wallbom, S Pangarkar, A Baria
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162531/-118-physical-and-psychological-predictors-of-dysfunction-in-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-crps-a-collaborative-health-outcomes-information-registry-choir-study
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M Adelus, J Sturgeon, T Rico, V Tawfik, S Mackey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162448/-218-characterization-of-patients-with-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-crps-in-a-tertiary-care-pain-management-setting-a-collaborative-health-outcomes-information-registry-choir-study
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M Adelus, J Sturgeon, T Rico, V Tawfik, S Mackey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160364/peripheral-nerve-stimulation-of-brachial-plexus-nerve-roots-and-supra-scapular-nerve-for-chronic-refractory-neuropathic-pain-of-the-upper-limb
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Bénédicte Bouche, Marie Manfiotto, Philippe Rigoard, Jean Lemarie, Véronique Dix-Neuf, Michel Lanteri-Minet, Denys Fontaine
OBJECTIVES: We report the outcome of a consecutive series of 26 patients suffering from chronic medically-refractory neuropathic pain of the upper limb (including 16 patients with complex regional pain syndrome), topographically limited, treated by brachial plexus (BP) nerve roots or supra-scapular nerve (SSN) peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The technique consisted in ultrasound-guided percutaneous implantation of a cylindrical lead (Pisces-Quad, Medtronic) close to the SSN or the cervical nerve roots within the BP, depending on the pain topography...
February 3, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158163/prevalence-of-specific-types-of-pain-diagnoses-in-a-sample-of-united-states-adults
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Kelly Ryan Murphy, Jing L Han, Siyun Yang, Syed Mohammed Qasim Hussaini, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Beth Parente, Jichun Xie, Promila Pagadala, Shivanand P Lad
BACKGROUND: Patients with pain conditions place significant demands on health care services globally. Health economists have reported the annual economic cost of pain in the United States as high as $635 billion. A common challenge in treating patients suffering from chronic pain conditions is accurate diagnosis and treatment. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the modern-day prevalence of individual types of pain diagnoses in adults. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of Truven MarketScan® Commercial and Medicare Supplemental database...
February 2017: Pain Physician
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