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Psychological Intervention and Physioterapy With Medication Improves CRPS Patients Outcome

2015-06-11 02:23:23 | BioPortfolio

Summary

A ten week open label study intervention to evaluate the outcome for a psychological intervention combined with physiotherapy and medication with memantine-morphine in 10 CRPS patients.

Description

Ten CRPS I patients attended an intervention for 10 weeks. First, the medication was started with morphine 10mg adding gradually to 30 mg per day. Then, in addition to morphine, memantine 5 mg was started adding the dose gradually up to 40 mg per day if tolerated. Physiotherapy and psychological intervention were mostly carried out in a weekly group gathering with home exercises that were recorded to a diary. Psychological and physiotherapy interventions lasted for eight weeks. A neurological examination was done before and after the intervention as well as a separate physiotherapist examination of the hands. Patients filled out questionnaires of mood, quality of life, pain, and CRPS descriptions before and after the intervention.

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

CRPS

Intervention

Morphine, Psychological intervention, Physiotherapy intervention

Location

Helsinki University Central Hospital
Helsinki
HUS
Finland
00029

Status

Completed

Source

Helsinki University Central Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-06-11T02:23:23-0400

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