We hope to assist patients, as well as family, and friends of those who suffer from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) or more recently known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). This organization was formed in July 1990; and since then, has sent information regarding RSD/CRPS to hundreds of thousands patients and professionals worldwide. The free information we offer will help educate and inform you, your family, friends as well as your physician regarding the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and the latest methods of treatment for RSD/CRPS.
Doctor Hooshmand and I have co-authored the following article: The Infusion Pump: Clinical Observation.
Below is an abstract from the article The Infusion Pump: Clinical Observation
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Abstract. The use of an implantable infusion pump for the treatment of chronic pain is to provide the patient with approximately 1/10 the dose that the patient is taking at the present time and this small dose will be given in a steady fashion in the form of drip irrigation. The drip irrigation is through a small plastic catheter and a titanium pump under the skin which drips the pain medication in minute amounts continuously.
The infusion pump is usually installed in advanced cancer patients as a palliative treatment. In a small minority of non cancerous patients the use of the infusion pump is indicated for treatment.
The use of an infusion pump is the best form of treatment for advanced, severe cases of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) as long as the patient and the physician understand that the dosage of Morphine cannot be mixed with other forms of strong pain medications.