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Standards for the diagnosis and management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: results of a European Pain Federation task force.

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Summary of "Standards for the diagnosis and management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: results of a European Pain Federation task force."

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a painful and disabling post-traumatic primary pain disorder. Acute and chronic CRPS are major clinical challenges. In Europe progress is hampered by significant heterogeneity in clinical practice. We sought to establish standards for the diagnosis and management of CPRS.

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Name: European journal of pain (London, England)
ISSN: 1532-2149
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