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Vol 48, No 3 (2014)
Review article
Submitted: 2014-01-05
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Complex regional pain syndrome of the upper limb: A review

Andrzej Żyluk, Piotr Puchalski
DOI: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2014.05.007
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2014;48(3):200-205.

open access

Vol 48, No 3 (2014)
Review article
Submitted: 2014-01-05

Abstract

In this paper, we present some impressions and thoughts about CRPS which we found useful in our proceedings with CRPS patients. The clinical sub-types of the CRPS are presented and differences in their characteristics are discussed. The current pathophysiological concepts for CRPS are outlined. Diagnostic criteria are presented and critically discussed. Both classification and diagnosing have translation on research and clinical practice. Treatment modalities are provided, addressing separately acute/early and chronic forms of the syndrome. The “Szczecin” protocol of management of early CRPS is presented in details. Some information about prevention of the syndrome is given. We believe that the information presented may support doctors in resolving their diagnostic dilemmas associated with CRPS.

Abstract

In this paper, we present some impressions and thoughts about CRPS which we found useful in our proceedings with CRPS patients. The clinical sub-types of the CRPS are presented and differences in their characteristics are discussed. The current pathophysiological concepts for CRPS are outlined. Diagnostic criteria are presented and critically discussed. Both classification and diagnosing have translation on research and clinical practice. Treatment modalities are provided, addressing separately acute/early and chronic forms of the syndrome. The “Szczecin” protocol of management of early CRPS is presented in details. Some information about prevention of the syndrome is given. We believe that the information presented may support doctors in resolving their diagnostic dilemmas associated with CRPS.

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Keywords

Complex regional pain syndrome – classification, Complex regional pain syndrome – pathophysiology, Pain treatment

About this article
Title

Complex regional pain syndrome of the upper limb: A review

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 48, No 3 (2014)

Pages

200-205

DOI

10.1016/j.pjnns.2014.05.007

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2014;48(3):200-205.

Keywords

Complex regional pain syndrome – classification
Complex regional pain syndrome – pathophysiology
Pain treatment

Authors

Andrzej Żyluk
Piotr Puchalski

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