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Patients Battling Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Find a Host of New Benefits in Abbott's Proclaim ™ DRG System
- The new Proclaim ™ DRG System combines the superior pain relief of dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation with an intuitive iOS™ controller and programming platform for a positive patient experience (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Getting her life back: Amelia overcomes chronic pain
The pain seemed to come from nowhere. Although fifth-grader Amelia Watt had sprained her ankle playing soccer a few weeks earlier, the injury had seemed inconsequential. Yet now, she couldn’t put any weight on her foot without crying. Soon, the burning pain crept up her leg and her foot began to turn purple. Even taking a shower had become excruciating. At age 11, this vibrant, active girl was relegated to crutches, afraid to walk. Eventually, Amelia’s local physicians diagnosed her with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a chronic pain condition believed to be caused by malfunction of the nervous system. C...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories chronic pain Chronic Pain Clinic complex regional pain syndrome Dr. Edin Randall Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center (PPRC) Source Type: news

Arizona woman has Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT- Kayla Hansen, 29, from Peoria, Arizona, has a rare skin condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome that causes painful burns and blisters down her arms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin disease causes woman to feel like her body is on fire
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT- Kayla Hansen, 29, from Peoria, Arizona, has a rare skin condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome that causes painful burns and blisters down her arms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

£3 million awarded to pain research
The pain challenge seeks to fund research that will increase our understanding of the fundamental biological mechanisms and pathways which underlie musculoskeletal pain and which may lead to the prevention, identification or development of new treatments for pain.The first call for applications for our pain challenge was launched in early 2016, and we invested a total of over£3 million in 13 projects as part of this round. We wanted to tell you about all the exciting projects that we funded as part of this first call:Dr Chantal Chenu (The Royal Veterinary College)The role of the nerve growth mediator semaphorin-3A in...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - June 18, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Including Parents in the Treatment of Pediatric CRPS Including Parents in the Treatment of Pediatric CRPS
Parents can play an important role in the effective treatment of complex regional pain syndrome. How can nurses help them become more involved?Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Fish sting causes excruciatingly painful syndrome
A schoolgirl, 12, has been left unable to walk after developing complex regional pain syndrome after being stung by a weever fish while playing in the sea in Cornwall. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abbott launches dorsal root ganglion neurostim system in Europe
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today that it launched its Proclaim dorsal root ganglion neurostimulation system in Europe for patients suffering from chronic neuropathic pain. The Abbott Park, Il.-based company’s system targets sensory nerves packed within the dorsal root ganglion to directly target the area of the body where pain occurs and provide stronger pain relief compared to traditional spinal cord stimulation therapy. “Many patients battling chronic neuropathic pain have not found adequate relief from other forms of treatment, which is why dorsal root ganglion stimulation has been such an important therapeutic ...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management Regulatory/Clearance Wall Street Beat Abbott Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for January 17, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. FDA warns again on Pentax duodenoscopes The FDA issued a statement today warning that Hoya subsidiary Pentax Medical’s ED-3490TK video duodenoscopes have a potential risk associated with the design and manufacturing of th...
Source: Mass Device - January 17, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Abbott touts dorsal root ganglion stim study
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) today touted short- and long-term data published in the journal Pain, which demonstrated that its dorsal root ganglion stimulation therapy benefits patients suffering from complex regional pain syndrome more than traditional spinal cord stimulation. The Abbott Park, Ill.-based company said it’s the only company in the world approved to offer DRG stimulation. The newly-published data is from the company’s ACCURATE study, which evaluated DRG stimulation in patients for 3 and 12 months. “Historically, many patients with chronic pain resulting from complex regional pain syndrome or...
Source: Mass Device - January 17, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Pain Management Research & Development Spinal Abbott Source Type: news

New Data Confirms Abbott's Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Offers Greater Treatment Success over Traditional Spinal Cord Stimulation
ACCURATE STUDY CONFIRMS DRG STIMULATION PROVIDES SUPERIOR, TARGETED AND CONSISTENT PAIN RELIEF FOR PATIENTS WITH COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - January 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The relation between reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome and trauma severity in patients with distal tibia fracture - Bahador R, Mirbolook A, Arbab S, Derakhshan P, Gholizadeh A, Abedi S.
BACKGROUND: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) syndrome is a multifactorial disorder with clinical features of neurogenic inflammation that causes hypersensitivity to pain or severe allodynia as well as blood flow problems, swelling, skin discoloration and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Grünenthal Receives Breakthrough Therapy Designation From U.S. FDA for Neridronic Acid for the Treatment of CRPS
Grünenthal receives Breakthrough Therapy Designation from U.S. FDA for neridronic acid for the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a debilitating orphan disease with high medical need Neridronic acid is the first investigational med... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Grünenthal, Abiogen Pharma, neridronic acid, CRPS (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 16, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Complex regional pain syndrome: Watching others causes pain
For patients with complex regional pain syndrome, simply watching someone else move can cause intense pain. An MRI scan study delves into the neuroscience. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Sometimes just watching hurts -- and the signs of pain are seen in the brain
(Aalto University) Some people claim to experience pain just watching something painful to happen. In complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) patients, both own movements and observing other persons' movements may aggravate the pain. Researchers found that when CRPS patients feel pain caused by observing other person's movements, their brains display abnormal activation in many areas that respond to normal physical pain. Thus the pain the CRPS patients felt during movement observation presented similarities to the 'normal' pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 29, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Sometimes just watching hurts, and the signs of pain are seen in the brain
Some people claim to experience pain just watching something painful to happen. This is true especially of people suffering from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a disabling chronic pain disorder in a limb. In CPRS patients, both own movements and just observing other persons ’ movements may aggravate the pain. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Thar Pharmaceuticals acquired by German company
Pittsburgh-based Thar Pharmaceuticals has been acquired by Gr ünenthal, a German-based pharmaceutical company. A purchase price wasn't disclosed. Grünenthal said in a statement Wednesday announcing the purchase that Thar's compound, T121, would be used to help expand its own treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, which is marked by severe and persiste nt pain. The deal includes the worldwide development and commercialization rights for T121. Thar Pharmaceuticals worked to make IV-only drugs… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 16, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Thar Pharmaceuticals acquired by German company
Pittsburgh-based Thar Pharmaceuticals has been acquired by Gr ünenthal, a German-based pharmaceutical company. A purchase price wasn't disclosed. Grünenthal said in a statement Wednesday announcing the purchase that Thar's compound, T121, would be used to help expand its own treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, which is marked by severe and persiste nt pain. The deal includes the worldwide development and commercialization rights for T121. Thar Pharmaceuticals worked to make IV-only drugs… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 16, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Dorset teenager with an ingrown toenail pays £5k to have her leg amputated
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Hannah Moore, 19, from Dorset, paid to have her leg amputated after she was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome leaving her in agony. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ketamine May Be Useful in Migraine, Chronic Pain Ketamine May Be Useful in Migraine, Chronic Pain
New evidence suggests patients with refractory migraine or complex regional pain syndrome may benefit from treatment with ketamine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 28, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Artists With 'Invisible' Disabilities Use Tattoos To Talk About Health
“I have chosen a surreal art approach to represent my invisible disability, due to the surreal nature of mental illness,” tattoo artist Lindsay Carter expressed in a statement. Carter’s image ― featured on the right, above ― shows a bird whose head is a cage with a giant eyeball protruding from the dreamlike vision.  “As long as I’ve been consciously aware, I’ve been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder,” she continued. “Severe episodes can happen for no apparent reason and at that point I cannot help nor snap out of the...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in Children Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in Children
This article describes the incidence and clinical features of complex regional pain syndrome in children.Archives of Disease in Childhood (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 25, 2016 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Simple signs could signal complex pain syndrome
GLASGOW – Two novel clinical signs can be used to determine whether people who have had a fracture are likely to develop complex regional pain syndrome, a condition for which there is currently no... (Source: Clinical Neurology News)
Source: Clinical Neurology News - May 9, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

I Feel Your Pain: The Power of Witness in Group Support
People have a deeply innate desire to be seen. I'm not talking about Facebook selfie type visibility, I mean really be seen. To have people, or even that one person, be tuned-in to your joy, struggle or other experience. To simply be present without trying to fix you. When somebody bears witness to a piece of my story, we've established a connection and those shared moments become a part of me. I have received a valuable gift. To be witness to the story of another is also powerful. Even though deep down we want people to see who we are, we might be conflicted about that. It can feel vulnerable, uncomfortable or even un...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for April 11, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Grifols puts up $100m for a 49% stake in Interstate Blood Bank Grifols said that it agreed to pay $100 million for a 49% stake in plasma collector Interstate Blood Bank. The deal includes an option to buy the remaining 51% for ...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

St. Jude Medical’s Axium chronic pain device makes its U.S. debut
St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) today announced the U.S. debut of its Axium neurostimulator system, after the device won FDA approval in February for treating chronic pain. The 1st patients were implanted in West Virginia and California with the Axium device, which uses dorsal root ganglion stimulation to treat moderate to severe chronic intractable pain of the lower limbs in adult patients with complex regional pain syndrome, St. Jude said. The Axium is slated to be implanted in 25 states in the coming weeks, with 100 procedures due in the 1st month after launch, the Little Canada,...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management Wall Street Beat St. Jude Medical Source Type: news

St. Jude Medical Announces US Launch and First Commercial Implants of DRG Stimulation Therapy
Availability of the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) therapy represents an important milestone in the treatment of chronic intractable pain conditions due to complex regional pain syndrome I and II ST. PAUL, Minn.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--St. ... Devices, Neurology, Product LaunchSt. Jude Medical, dorsal root ganglion, Axium , Neurostimulator, DRG therapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 11, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

St. Jude wins FDA green light for Axium chronic pain device
St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) said today it won FDA premarket approval for its Axium neurostimulator system using dorsal root ganglion stimulation. The device from St. Paul, Minn.-based St. Jude is designed to treat moderate to severe chronic intractable pain of the lower limbs in adult patients with complex regional pain syndrome. “The approval of St. Jude Medical’s DRG neurostimulation system represents an exciting new option for me to deploy in the fight against the focal and intractable chronic pain syndromes facing my patients every day. For the large and growing numbers of under-treated patients s...
Source: Mass Device - February 17, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation St. Jude Medical Source Type: news

EU agency finds syndromes not caused by HPV vaccine
Stephen FellerLYON, France, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A European agency found no link between the HPV vaccine and the development of complex regional pain syndrome or postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrom. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EU regulator finds no safety issues with GSK, Merck HPV vaccines
LONDON (Reuters) - European drug regulators have found no safety concerns linking GlaxoSmithKline's and Merck's cervical cancer vaccines with two conditions known as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Unexpected link between choroid plexus, chronic pain
Neuroscientists have found a novel connection between the size of the choroid plexus in the brain and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), an unexpected finding, they say. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 22, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

St. Jude Study: Axium Neurostimulator Outperforms Traditional Spinal Cord Stimulators
St. Jude Medical is touting positive results of a clinical trial that demonstrated the effectiveness of its Axium Neurostimulator System over traditional spinal cord stimulators (SCS) to relieve the chronic lower limb pain associated with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or peripheral causalgia (nerve damage). The Axium system stimulates the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) for more selective targeting of pain areas that are hard to reach, like the groin, lower leg, and foot. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - June 12, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

St. Jude Medical touts early results for Axium neurostim device
St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) said Monday that a study of its Axium dorsal root ganglion neurostimulator showed superior pain relief compared to traditional spinal cord stimulation in treating chronic lower limb pain associated with complex regional pain syndrome. The the 152-patient Accurate study reported that 81.2% of patients treated with the Axium system achieved significant pain relief, compared to 55.7% treated with traditional SCS, St. Paul, Minn.-based St. Jude said. Patients also reported less posture-based paresthesia intensity with DRG, and were less likely to report stimulation outside the area of pain, the...
Source: Mass Device - June 10, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Implants Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management Spinal St. Jude Medical Source Type: news

Complex regional pain syndrome in a patient with acute drug poisoning: a case report - Hiraiwa T, Okada H, Sawada N, Nakayama K, Senda N, Kawanishi M.
We report a case with transition to complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) caused by nerve injury associated with crush syndrome. The diagnosis was delayed because of coma due to acute drug poisoning. A 44-year-old man had attempted suicide by taking massiv... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 26, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Causes of serious pain syndrome closer to discovery
A major step forward has been made in understanding the causes of a disorder which causes chronic pain in sufferers. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a serious condition affecting a limb after an -- often small -- accident or operation. It can cause severe pain lasting many years, as well as limb swelling, hair and nail growth changes, and muscle atrophy, but until now there has been no clear evidence of the cause. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 2, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Causes Leg Pain?
Discussion “Growing pains” of the legs are a common complaint in children. Heterogeneous studies from 1928-2004 have found prevalence rates of 2.6-49.4% in children ages 4-19. The studies are heterogeneous because of time, location, and especially definition of growing pains. A study of 1445, 4-6 year olds in 2004 using a validated tool showed a prevalence rate of 36.9%. The definition of growing pains used by Peterson in the 2004 study is chronic “…intermittent (nonarticular) pains in both legs that generally occur late in the day or at night…” with a normal physical examination and ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 19, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Tortured by pain doctors can't explain? Complex regional pain syndrome may be why
GP Dr Nick Mann from Hackney, East London, had shoulder-hand syndrome - a form of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are Complications of Fractures?
Discussion Fifth metatarsal fractures are a common fracture of the foot and are the most common metatarsal fracture in children> 5 years of age and adults. There is a peak age distribution in the second and fifth decades of life. Teenage boys in organized sports are one of the most common groups affected. In acute fractures, acute pain and inability to walk are common presentations, whereas in a stress fracture an increase in activity, or chronic repetitive forces are at play. Fifth metatarsal fractures have various classifications. Fracture locations from proximal to distal include avulsion fractures (a common acute fr...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 10, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Teen, 14, suffers from 3 painful disorders including joint hypermobility syndrome
Sam Ford from Ipswich, in Suffolk, has joint hypermobility syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome and ME. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supporting Complex Regional Pain Syndrome through technology
Research funded by the NIHR HS&DR programme is using innovative Wiki technology and an online support forum to understand if they could be effective in supporting patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).When people are living with a long term chronic health condition the internet can be a useful source of information... (Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News)
Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News - September 20, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Partial Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 of the HandPartial Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 of the Hand
This study describes the diagnostic workup of the rare and painful condition, complex regional pain syndrome of the hand type 1, according to newly validated criteria. BMC Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Understanding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
(Source: Consultant Live)
Source: Consultant Live - May 23, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment
The associated pain is often described as burning. In most cases of CRPS, sudomotor and vascular changes will occur, most notably edema and changes in blood flow resulting in skin temperature changes in the affected body part. (Source: Consultant Live)
Source: Consultant Live - May 23, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ARA29 in a Rat Model of Inflammatory Pain
Chronic pain affects as many as one in five people. A proportion of patients with symptoms of neuropathic ­pain do not have clinical signs of any obvious tissue or nerve injury. Such patients include those with diffuse limb pain, back pain, and complex regional pain syndrome type 1. These patients remain a clinical enigma. However, through the development of the neuritis model, it has become apparent that local nerve inflammation in the absence of gross pathology (i.e., axonal degeneration and demyelination) may underlie part of the mechanisms of pain. In this chapter, we describe a method to induce the neuritis model....
Source: Springer protocols feed by Biochemistry - March 6, 2013 Category: Biochemistry Source Type: news