Medical News Today: What to know about RSD

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy, or RSD, is a nerve disorder that affects pain regulation. Here, learn about the symptoms and treatment options.
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CONCLUSION: This study showed that calcitonin could be helpful analgesic agent in different painful situations. Calcitonin can be considered an eligible treatment for acute pains related to vertebral fractures and a feasible alternative for the treatment of the acute and chronic neuropathic pains where other medications might fail. PMID: 31810524 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Rev Bras Anestesiol Source Type: research
ConclusionThis study showed that calcitonin could be helpful analgesic agent in different painful situations. Calcitonin can be considered an eligible treatment for acute pains related to vertebral fractures and a feasible alternative for the treatment of the acute and chronic neuropathic pains where other medications might fail.ResumoJustificativa e objetivosA calcitonina é um hormônio polipeptídico que regula o metabolismo do cálcio no organismo. Por muitos anos a calcitonina tem sido usada para manter e melhorar a densidade mineral óssea e reduzir a incidência de fraturas. Muitos ...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Conclusions The authors conclude that sympathetic blocks may be therapeutic in patients with complex regional pain syndrome regardless of preprocedure limb temperatures. The effects of sympathetic blocks do not predict the success of spinal cord stimulation.
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
We report PMPS in a 39-year-old patient after revision operation of breast reduction surgery. Postoperatively, the patient showed symptoms of severe persistent pain, swelling, cutaneous temperature changes, and hyperhidrosis in the affected breast. Subcutaneous infiltration with triamcinolone acetonide and prilocaine only relieved the symptoms temporarily. Botox injections did not relieve her symptoms of sweating either. Two intercostal nerve branches were identified with ultrasonography and dissected in general anesthesia. This procedure relieved her symptoms. Surgeons should consider CRPS and PMPS as differential diagnos...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions: Acupuncture therapy seems effective for motor function, pain relief and activities of daily living in stroke patients with mild SHS, when it is used in combination with rehabilitation. The low certainty of evidence downgrades our confidence in making recommendations to clinical practice. Introduction Shoulder-hand syndrome (SHS) is a common condition among people who have had a stroke, with its reported prevalence ranging from 12% to 49% (1, 2). The main symptoms of SHS include pain, hyperalgesia, joint swelling and limitations in range of motion (ROM) (3). Post-stroke SHS is also named type I complex ...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
We examined the expression of TRPV1 in peripheral tissue and DRG neurons of CPIP model rats and we studied whether CPIP model could induce peripheral sensitization of TRPV1 channel and enhance DRG neuron excitability. Then we examined the therapeutic effects of locally applied TRPV1 specific antagonist AMG9810 on pain responses of CPIP model rats. Lastly, we explored the effects of AMG9810 on DRG neuron hyperexcitability and spinal glial activation induced by CPIP. Our results demonstrate that TRPV1 plays an important role in mediating the behavioral hypersensitivity of CPIP model rats via promoting peripheral nociceptor a...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Rationale: Continuous epidural infusion of local anesthetic may be an alternative to sympathetic blocks in refractory cases of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a well-known complication associated with this technique, especially in patients with immune deficiencies. We herewith report a cervical SEA associated with an epidural catheter in a woman with CRPS and selective IgG3 subclass deficiency. Patient concerns: Severe pain interfering with activities of daily living. Diagnosis: Complex regional pain syndrome type-1 with involvement of upper extremity. Interventions: The p...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
We present a novel alternative technique for sympathetic blockade of upper extremity via thoracic epidural approach. Patient concerns: The patient-reported anxiety about “the placement of the needle in the front of the neck” and severe pain secondary to complex regional pain syndrome. Diagnoses: Complex regional pain syndrome type-1 with involvement of upper extremity. Interventions: A patient with upper extremity complex regional pain syndrome underwent sympathetic blockade of the upper extremity via thoracic epidural approach with advancement of a catheter through neural foramen and positioning the c...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Since our prior systematic review article (published in 2010), 35 RCTs related to CRPS have been reported. Nevertheless, the quality of trials remains variable. Therefore, further research is required to continue investigating possible treatments for CRPS. PMID: 29492826 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research
Yi Hwa Choi, Dong Jin Chang, Woon Suk Hwang, Jin Hwan ChungSaudi Journal of Anaesthesia 2017 11(1):83-85 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.
Source: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
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