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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806828/-prophylactic-plexus-catheter-treatment-in-operations-following-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-crps
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Florian Neubrech, Roderick Franciscus Pronk, Amir Khosrow Bigdeli, Christian Tapking, Ulrich Kneser, Leila Harhaus
Background This paper investigates and discusses the effect of perioperative plexus catheter treatment in former CRPS patients. Patients and Methods A retrospective matched-pair analysis was conducted on 10 CRPS patients with comparable injuries, who underwent surgery in the disease-free interval. In 10 cases, the procedure was performed with perioperative plexus catheter treatment (intervention group), whereas 10 patients did not receive perioperative plexus catheter treatment (control group). Results In the intervention group, after a follow-up time of 105 (20-184) days after the last surgical procedure, pain intensity on the visual analogue scale (VAS; 0 to 10) was 6...
August 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803495/molecular-signature-of-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-crps-and-its-analysis
#2
Simone König, Tanja Schlereth, Frank Birklein
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a rare, but often disabling pain disease. Biomarkers are lacking, but several inflammatory substances have been associated with the pathophysiology. This review outlines the current knowledge with respect to target biomolecules and the analytical tools available to measure them. Areas covered: Targets include cytokines, neuropeptides and resolvins; analysis strategies are thus needed for different classes of substances such as proteins, peptides, lipids and small molecules...
August 14, 2017: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798671/bodily-sensory-inputs-and-anomalous-bodily-experiences-in-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-evaluation-of-the-potential-effects-of-sound-feedback
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Ana Tajadura-Jiménez, Helen Cohen, Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze
Neuroscientific studies have shown that human's mental body representations are not fixed but are constantly updated through sensory feedback, including sound feedback. This suggests potential new therapeutic sensory approaches for patients experiencing body-perception disturbances (BPD). BPD can occur in association with chronic pain, for example in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). BPD often impacts on emotional, social, and motor functioning. Here we present the results from a proof-of-principle pilot study investigating the potential value of using sound feedback for altering BPD and its related emotional state and motor behavior in those with CRPS...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779873/spatially-defined-motor-deficits-in-people-with-unilateral-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
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Emily J Reid, Felicity A Braithwaite, Sarah B Wallwork, Daniel Harvie, K Jane Chalmers, Charles Spence, Alberto Gallace, G Lorimer Moseley
OBJECTIVE: Spatially-defined disruption of autonomic and sensory function has been identified in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). This study aimed to determine whether motor performance is also disrupted in a spatially-defined manner in people with CRPS. METHODS: Thirteen people with CRPS type 1 of the upper limb participated in two motor experiments. In Experiment 1 participants performed a circle drawing task that primarily tested motor accuracy. In Experiment 2 participants performed a button pressing task that tested motor co-ordination...
July 14, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779491/antiepileptic-drugs-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Tess E Cooper, Philip J Wiffen, Lauren C Heathcote, Jacqui Clinch, Richard Howard, Elliot Krane, Susan M Lord, Navil Sethna, Neil Schechter, Chantal Wood
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for pharmacological treatments for children's persisting pain acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. While in the past, pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, views on children's pain have changed over time, and relief of pain is now seen as importantWe designed a suite of seven reviews on chronic non-cancer pain and cancer pain (looking at antidepressants, antiepileptic drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, opioids, and paracetamol) in order to review the evidence for children's pain utilising pharmacological interventions in children and adolescents...
August 5, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774246/iatrogenic-injuries-of-the-palmar-branch-of-the-median-nerve-following-volar-plate-fixation-of-the-distal-radius
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Deepak Samson, Dominic M Power
BACKGROUND: Our aims were to identify iatrogenous injuries to the palmar branch of the median nerve sustained during volar plate fixation of the distal radius, make the clinician aware of this relatively uncommon complication of distal radius fixation, to emphasise common threads in symptomatology and to propose an algorithm for evaluation and management. METHODS: Retrospectively interrogating our database over a 5 year period, the case records, neurophysiology records, operative records, therapy records were reviewed...
September 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760997/empirical-prediction-intervals-improve-energy-forecasting
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Lynn H Kaack, Jay Apt, M Granger Morgan, Patrick McSharry
Hundreds of organizations and analysts use energy projections, such as those contained in the US Energy Information Administration (EIA)'s Annual Energy Outlook (AEO), for investment and policy decisions. Retrospective analyses of past AEO projections have shown that observed values can differ from the projection by several hundred percent, and thus a thorough treatment of uncertainty is essential. We evaluate the out-of-sample forecasting performance of several empirical density forecasting methods, using the continuous ranked probability score (CRPS)...
July 31, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757916/bone-scintigraphy-in-patients-with-pain
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REVIEW
Seung Hyeon Shin, Seong Jang Kim
Nuclear medicine imaging is widely used in pain medicine. Low back pain is commonly encountered by physicians, with its prevalence from 49% to 70%. Computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are usually used to evaluate the cause of low back pain, however, these findings from these scans could also be observed in asymptomatic patients. Bone scintigraphy has an additional value in patients with low back pain. Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is defined as a painful disorder of the extremities, which is characterized by sensory, autonomic, vasomotor, and trophic disturbances...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740526/evaluation-of-bone-microstructure-in-crps-affected-upper-limbs-by-hr-pqct
#9
Haider Mussawy, Tobias Schmidt, Tim Rolvien, Wolfgang Rüther, Michael Amling
INTRODUCTION: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a major complication after trauma, surgery, and/or immobilization of an extremity. The disease often starts with clinical signs of local inflammation and develops into a prolonged phase that is characterized by trophic changes and local osteoporosis and sometimes results in functional impairment of the affected limb. While the pathophysiology of CRPS remains poorly understood, increased local bone resorption plays an undisputed pivotal role...
January 2017: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722687/a-comprehensive-study-of-piezomagnetic-response-in-crps-sub-4-sub-monolayer-mechanical-electronic-properties-and-magnetic-ordering-under-strains
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Minwoong Joe, Hosik Lee, Mustafa Menderes Alyoruk, Jinhwan Lee, Sung Youb Kim, Changgu Lee, Jun Hee Lee
We performed first-principles calculations to investigate the magnetic, mechanical and electronic properties of the tetrachalcogenide CrPS4. Although bulk CrPS4 has been shown to exhibit a low-dimensional antiferromagnetic (AFM) ground state where ferromagnetic (FM) Cr-chains are coupled antiferromagnetically, our calculations indicated that the monolayer can be transformed to an FM material by applying a uniaxial tensile strain of ≥4% along the FM Cr-chain direction. The AFM-to-FM transition is explained to be driven by an increase of the exchange interaction induced by a decrease in the distance between the FM Cr-chains...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716513/update-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-pain-within-pediatric-patients
#11
Jeffrey Rabin, Mackenzie Brown, Sean Alexander
Pediatric chronic pain is a challenging entity to evaluate and treat as it encompasses a wide variety of presentations often with overlapping psychosocial implications. Chronic pain may have significant effects upon a child's involvement in academic, athletic, and social participation. If unrecognized, it may have deleterious effects upon family interactions and stability. The treatment of pediatric chronic pain is focused on not only providing analgesia, but also on assisting the child and family with reintegrating into a more functional lifestyle...
July 14, 2017: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715350/a-prospective-multisite-international-validation-of-the-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-severity-score
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R Norman Harden, Christian Maihofner, Elias Abousaad, Jean-Jacques Vatine, Amy Kirsling, Roberto S G M Perez, Maxine Kuroda, Florian Brunner, Michael Stanton-Hicks, Johan Marinus, Jacobus J van Hilten, Sean Mackey, Frank Birklein, Tanja Schlereth, Angela Mailis-Gagnon, Joe Graciosa, Sara B Connoly, David Dayanim, Michael Massey, Hadas Frank, Anatoly Livshitz, Stephen Bruehl
Clinical diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a dichotomous (yes/no) categorization, a format necessary for clinical decision making. Such dichotomous diagnostic categories do not convey an individual's subtle gradations in the severity of the condition over time and have poor statistical power when used as an outcome measure in research. This prospective, international, multicenter study slightly modified and further evaluated the validity of the CRPS Severity Score (CSS), a continuous index of CRPS severity...
August 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713977/analysis-of-gene-expression-profile-microarray-data-in-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
#13
Wulin Tan, Yiyan Song, Chengqiang Mo, Shuangjian Jiang, Zhongxing Wang
The aim of the present study was to predict key genes and proteins associated with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) using bioinformatics analysis. The gene expression profiling microarray data, GSE47603, which included peripheral blood samples from 4 patients with CRPS and 5 healthy controls, was obtained from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database. The differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in CRPS patients compared with healthy controls were identified using the GEO2R online tool. Functional enrichment analysis was then performed using The Database for Annotation Visualization and Integrated Discovery online tool...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712799/diagnosing-periprosthetic-joint-infection-and-the-winner-is
#14
Alisina Shahi, Timothy L Tan, Michael M Kheir, Dean D Tan, Javad Parvizi
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) remains a challenge despite a wide variety of available diagnostic tests. The question that arises is which of these tests has a better performance for diagnosing PJI. Diagnostic odds ratio (DOR) has been described as the best indicator for test performance. METHODS: To compare the performance of the standard diagnostic tests, the DOR of serum erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP), synovial fluid (SF) white blood cell (WBC) count, SF polymorphonuclear (PMN%), and leukocyte esterase (LE) were calculated...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701689/lybatides-from-lycium-barbarum-contain-an-unusual-cystine-stapled-helical-peptide-scaffold
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Wei Liang Tan, Ka H Wong, Jian Lei, Naoki Sakai, Hong Wei Tan, Rolf Hilgenfeld, James P Tam
Cysteine-rich peptides (CRPs) of 2-6 kDa are generally thermally and proteolytically stable because of their multiple cross-bracing disulfide bonds. Here, we report the discovery and characterization of two novel cystine-stapled CRPs, designated lybatide 1 and 2 (lyba1 and lyba2), from the cortex of Lycium barbarum root. Lybatides, 32 to 33 amino acids in length, are hyperstable and display a novel disulfide connectivity with a cysteine motif of C-C-C-C-CC-CC which contains two pairs of adjacent cysteines (-CC-CC)...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700507/pramipexole-induced-limb-dystonia-and-its-associated-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-in-idiopathic-parkinson-s-disease-a-case-report
#16
Donghwi Park
RATIONALE: This case may be due to basal ganglia dysfunction, which was probably caused by abnormal activation of dopamine 1-like receptor (D1R) boosted by pramipexole binding on dopamine 3-like receptor (D3R) in a situation where D3R was overexpressed by the chronic treatment of L-dopa. PATIENT CONCERNS: Striatal hand and foot deformities. DIAGNOSES: Striatal hand and foot deformities with CRPS. INTERVENTIONS: Steroid treatemnt and withdrawal of the pramipexole...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692702/impaired-insula-functional-connectivity-associated-with-persistent-pain-perception-in-patients-with-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
#17
Jae-Hun Kim, Soo-Hee Choi, Joon Hwan Jang, Do-Hyeong Lee, Kyung-Jun Lee, Won Joon Lee, Jee Youn Moon, Yong Chul Kim, Do-Hyung Kang
Given that the insula plays a contributory role in the perception of chronic pain, we examined the resting-state functional connectivity between the insular cortex and other brain regions to investigate neural underpinnings of persisting perception of background pain in patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). A total of 25 patients with CRPS and 25 matched healthy controls underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging at rest. With the anterior and posterior insular cortices as seed regions, we compared the strength of the resting-state functional connectivity between the two groups...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691512/the-incidence-of-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-in-simultaneous-surgical-treatment-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-and-dupuytren-contracture
#18
Mitchell Buller, Steven Schulz, Morton Kasdan, Bradon J Wilhelmi
BACKGROUND: To determine the incidence of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in the concurrent surgical treatment of Dupuytren contracture (DC) and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) through a thorough review of evidence available in the literature. METHODS: The indices of 260 hand surgery books and PubMed were searched for concomitant references to DC and CTS. Studies were eligible for inclusion if they evaluated the outcome of patients treated with simultaneous fasciectomy or fasciotomy for DC and carpal tunnel release using CRPS as a complication of treatment...
July 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691184/risk-factors-for-post-treatment-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-crps-an-analysis-of-647-cases-of-crps-from-the-danish-patient-compensation-association
#19
Pelle B Petersen, Kim L Mikkelsen, Jes B Lauritzen, Michael R Krogsgaard
OBJECTIVES: Complex regional pain syndrome is a challenging condition including a broad spectrum of sensory, autonomic and motor features predominantly in extremities recovering from a trauma. Few large-scale studies have addressed occurrence of and factors associated with CRPS following orthopedic treatment. The present study aimed to identify factors associated with post-treatment development of CRPS. METHODS: Using the Danish Patient Compensation Association's (DPCA) database we identified 647 patients claiming post-treatment CRPS, between 1992 and 2015...
July 10, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670058/management-of-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
#20
Jason Chung-Chieh Lo, Joel Cavazos, Christopher Burnett
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a relatively rare, chronic, and debilitating condition that significantly impacts the patient's quality of life. There is an overall paucity of literature addressing the management of CRPS in immunocompromised patients. We define features of CRPS, outline its treatment options, and describe a course of CRPS management for a 35-year-old patient who had heart transplantation requiring immunosuppressive medications.
July 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
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