People with complex regional pain syndrome getting raw deal

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This article reviews the case series reported from several countries describing patients with suspected severe side effects to the HPV vaccines. The described symptom clusters are remarkably similar and include disabling fatigue, headache, widespread pain, fainting, gastrointestinal dysmotility, limb weakness, memory impairment episodes of altered awareness, and abnormal movements. This constellation of symptoms and signs has been labeled with different diagnoses such as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), small fiber neuropathy (SFN), myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic f...
Source: Immunologic Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of visible physical signs on caregiver's patient-centered and empathetic behaviours in chronic pain context. Methods: A convenience sample of 21 nurses and 21 physicians participated in a descriptive study. PCC and empathy were evaluated from self-assessment and observer's assessment using a video of real patients with chronic pain. Results: The results show that caregivers have demonstrated an intraindividual variability: PCC and empathetic behaviours of the participants were significantly higher for patients who have visible signs of pain (rheumatoid ...
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research
European Journal of Pain,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-.
Source: European Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
This article describes these syndromes and presents current treatment options.
Source: Nursing Clinics of North America - Category: Nursing Authors: Source Type: research
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) develops after a range of injuries including fractures and soft tissue trauma to the extremities.43 The underlying mechanism of CRPS has not been fully elucidated and there are no specific medications approved for the treatment of CRPS. Oxidative stress results from an imbalance between ROS production and antioxidant defense systems. ROS have been implicated in many degenerative neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease1 and Parkinson's disease18 and oxidative stress may also contribute to pain in various diseases, including fibromyalgia,26 diabetes,35,48 and CRPS.
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Tags: Original Reports Source Type: research
CORR Insights®: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome After Distal Radius Fracture Is Uncommon and Is Often Associated With Fibromyalgia. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2018 Apr;476(4):751-753 Authors: Moskal MJ PMID: 29538172 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Clin Orthop Relat Res Source Type: research
Peripheral nerve injuries and diseases often lead to pain persisting beyond the resolution of damage, indicating an active disease-promoting process, which may result in chronic pain. This is regarded as a maladaptive mechanism resulting from neuroinflammation that originally serves to promote regeneration and healing. Knowledge on these physiological and pathophysiological processes has accumulated over the last few decades and has started to yield potential therapeutic targets. Key players are macrophages, T-lymphocytes, cytokines, and chemokines. In the spinal cord and brain, microglia and astrocytes are involved. Recen...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: NeuPSIG Reviews Source Type: research
Chronic pain in adolescents is a serious issue that can lead to decreased social interactions, school absences, and impaired academic performance. In addition to physiologic, psychologic, and social factors, parental anxiety is believed to contribute to the development and maintenance of chronic pain. Retrospectively, we examined the charts of 144 patients, ages 8 –18, with various chronic pain conditions and placed them into one of six diagnostic groups: complex regional pain syndrome, abdominal pain, back pain, hypermobility, headache, and fibromyalgia.
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is frequently diagnosed in patients recovering from surgery or injury. The symptoms and signs included in consensus diagnostic criteria for CRPS are expected after injury. Categorizing symptoms and signs that occur on a continuum as disproportionate or not is subjective and prone to bias. Psychiatrists and psychologists do not diagnose CRPS and instead measure and treat anxiety and catastrophic thinking on its continuum. Given the expected variation in subjective diagnoses such as CRPS, this study addresses factors associated with use of this diagnosis and...
Source: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Clin Orthop Relat Res Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: A high prevalence of musculoskeletal pain/syndromes was observed in female adolescents. Musculoskeletal pain was mostly reported at a median age of 15 years, and students used at least two electronic devices. Reduced use of electronic games was associated with musculoskeletal pain syndromes. PMID: 29172038 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Jornal de Pediatria - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: J Pediatr (Rio J) Source Type: research
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