b'REACH: April 2021ResearchNEW AND NOTEWORTHYTopic: Complex Regional Pain SyndromeKotsougiani-Fischer D, Choi JS, Oh-Fischer JS, et al. ICF-based multidisciplinaryTake a look at these recent rehabilitation program for complex regional pain syndrome of the hand:publications on complex efficacy, long-term outcomes, and impact of therapy duration. BMC Surg.regional pain syndrome.2020;20(1). doi: 10.1186/s12893-020-00982-7The purpose of the study was todesensitization, mirror therapy and1.Vescio A, Testa G, Culmone A, examine the effectiveness of anmassage. Psychological interventionet al. Treatment of complex inpatient multi-disciplinary treatmentfocused on relaxation and cognitiveregional pain syndrome in program for individuals with complexbehavioral therapy. ICF-based goalchildren and adolescents: regional pain syndrome (CRPS) setting was done on a weekly basis. a structured literature that was based on the InternationalResults showed significantscoping review. Child (Basel, Classification of Functioning, Disability,improvements in range of motion,Switzerland). 2020;7(11):245. and Health (ICF). The authors alsostrength, and pain intensity atdoi: 10.3390/children7110245examined the relationships betweendischarge from the inpatient2.Duong HP, Konzelmann M, improvement in function and painrehabilitation program (P0.0001) butVuistiner P, et al. Psychiatric with duration of therapy. Data from 89no difference between discharge andcomorbidity and complex individuals with CRPS were includedfollow-up (P0.511). Range of motionregional pain syndrome in the study. Data taken at admission,showed a statistically significantthrough the lens of the discharge, and outpatient follow-upcorrelation (r=-0.24-0.40; P0.02) withbiopsychosocial model: a visits were collected from retrospectiverehabilitation duration; however,comparative study. J Pain Res. chart reviews. The authors describedthere were no significant correlations2020;13:3235-3245. doi: 10.2147/functional data as range of motion andbetween strength or pain andJPR.S278614strength.Pain was assessed using arehabilitation duration. The authors visual analog scale. Patients were alsoconcluded the program was effective3.Alkali N, Al-Tahan A, Al-Majed grouped according to the duration ofin improving range of motion, strength,M, Al-Tahan H. Complex their therapy ( 3 weeks, 3-6 weeks, 6-9and pain in individuals with CRPSregional pain syndrome: a weeks, 9 weeks). and improvements remained stablecase report and review of The multidisciplinary team includedbetween the discharge and follow-upthe literature. Ann Afr Med. physical and occupational therapists,examinations. Limitations included2020;19(1):68-70. doi: 10.4103/psychologists, neurologists, nuclearits retrospective nature, inclusion ofaam.aam_23_19medicine, physicians specializingonly injured workers, and the number4.Halicka M, Vitters AD, in pain therapy and hand surgeons.of patients who participated in theProulx MJ, Bultitude JH. Rehabilitation focused on range offollow-up evaluation (54%). Neuropsychological changes motion, strength, proprioception,in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Behav Neurol. 2020;2020. doi: 10.1155/2020/45618315.Baygutalp F, Kul A. Effect of Early Orthopedic rehabilitation on development of complex regional pain syndrome type 1. Eurasian J Med. 2020;52(2):110-114. doi: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2020.192313'