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The clinical effect of intravenous regional sympathectomy with guanethidine in the management of sympathetically maintained pain
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PMID:  1279232     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We treated 25 patients suffering from sympathetically maintained pain with intravenous regional sympathectomy with guanethidine. Of these patients, 18 had reflex sympathetic dystrophy; 5 had causalgia; and 2 had shoulder hand syndrome. The visual analog scale before IRS therapy was 6.1 +/- 0.3, and after therapy, it was 2.3 +/- 0.4. The mean rate of improvement was 54.2% in reflex sympathetic dystrophy and 81.0% in causalgia. The therapy was particularly effective in patients with shoulder hand syndrome. These results suggest that intravenous regional sympathectomy with guanethidine could be effective for sympathetically maintained pain.
M Onaka; M Morimoto; E Morimoto; M Kurioka; H Otada; M Hyodo
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0021-4892     ISO Abbreviation:  Masui     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-15     Completed Date:  1992-12-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413707     Medline TA:  Masui     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  jpn     Pagination:  1507-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, Osaka Medical College, Takatsuki.
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MeSH Terms
Causalgia / therapy*
Guanethidine / administration & dosage*
Injections, Intravenous
Middle Aged
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy / therapy*
Sympathectomy, Chemical*
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