Treatment of complex regional pain syndrome type I of the hand with a series of intravenous regional sympathetic blocks with guanethidine and lidocaine

@article{Paraskevas2005TreatmentOC,
  title={Treatment of complex regional pain syndrome type I of the hand with a series of intravenous regional sympathetic blocks with guanethidine and lidocaine},
  author={Kosmas I Paraskevas and Alexandra A. Michaloglou and Despina D. Briana and Maria D Samara},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={25},
  pages={687-693}
}
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of guanethidine and lidocaine in the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) type I of the hand. Seventeen patients, aged between 33 and 72 years, suffering from CRPS type I of the hand received two series of intravenous regional sympathetic block (Bier's block) sessions with guanethidine and lidocaine according to the following therapeutic protocol: (1) 5 sessions (once every second day) composed of intravenous regional… CONTINUE READING