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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome) Summary

Description: A syndrome characterized by severe burning pain in an extremity accompanied by sudomotor, vasomotor, and trophic changes in bone without an associated specific nerve injury. This condition is most often precipitated by trauma to soft tissue or nerve complexes. The skin over the affected region is usually erythematous and demonstrates hypersensitivity to tactile stimuli and erythema. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1360; Pain 1995 Oct;63(1):127-33)

Also Known As: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome; Syndrome, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy; Syndrome, Shoulder-Hand; Algodystrophic Syndrome; CPRS Type I Show All >>

Networked: 514 relevant articles (34 outcomes, 37 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Guanethidine : 3 outcomes 1 study in 23 results : FDA 4
  2. pamidronate (APD) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 11 results : FDA 16 Generic
  3. Calcitonin (Calcitonin, Eel) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 31 results : FDA 1 Generic
  4. gabapentin (Neurontin) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 13 results : FDA 37 Generic
  5. Capsaicin (Zostrix) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 4 results : FDA 1
  6. Reserpine (Serpasil) : 2 outcomes in 7 results : FDA 101
  7. Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO) : 2 outcomes in 4 results : FDA 3 Generic
  8. Clodronic Acid (Clodronate) : 2 outcomes in 3 results : IBA
  9. salmon calcitonin (Calcimar) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 5 results : FDA 5 Generic
  10. Oxygen : 1 outcome 1 study in 8 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

  1. Pain (Aches)
  2. Hyperhidrosis
  3. Causalgia (Syndrome, Causalgia)
  4. Neoplasms (Cancer)
  5. Ischemia
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Key Therapies for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

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  1. Sympathectomy (Sympathectomies) : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 30 results
  2. Electroacupuncture : 1 outcome in 5 results
  3. Acupuncture Points (Acupuncture Point) : 1 outcome in 4 results
  4. Acupuncture Therapy : 1 outcome in 3 results
  5. Oral Administration : 1 outcome in 3 results
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