Outcome prediction following sympathetic block for complex regional pain syndrome.

@article{Hartrick2004OutcomePF,
  title={Outcome prediction following sympathetic block for complex regional pain syndrome.},
  author={Craig T. Hartrick and Juliann P Kovan and Patti Naismith},
  journal={Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain},
  year={2004},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={222-8}
}
Evidence for the efficacy of sympathetic blocks as either diagnostic or therapeutic tools in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) remains anecdotal. Systematic evaluation has been confounded by inconsistent terminology, difficulties in objectively quantifying physical findings, and failure to control for co-morbid psychological factors. This study examines the relative contribution of physical and psychometric features as prospective predictors of outcome following sympathetic block in the… CONTINUE READING

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