Other publications by CRPS Network members 2021-2022

Many of our Network members are experienced researchers in the field of CRPS and chronic pain. Not all of their publications are directly related to Registry studies, but are still very relevant to our work. A key selection are listed below.

Abstracts (overviews) of all research papers can be accessed using the following links, but please note that some will require an active subscription to the relevant journal in order to access the full publication.

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Perspectives on pain registries - published in PAIN, August 2021 (previously published online in February 2021). A registry is a standardised approached to collection of data related to a specified patient population that serves predetermined scientific, clinical, or policy purposes. They allow examining approaches to management, which would not be feasible by a trial or where there was no trial data available. Aspects of their design, analysis, and use in the field of pain are discussed by the authors.

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The structural and functional connectivity neural underpinnings of body image - published online in Human Brain Mapping, May 2021. How we perceive our bodies is fundamental to our self-consciousness and our experience in the world. Body schema (a subjective experience of the position of a limb in space) has been extensively studied, but there is no evidence of the brain structure and network dynamics underpinning body image (the subject experience of the shape and size of the limb). Researchers performed a multisensory finger-stretch illusion. This study provides the first evidence for the extrastriate body area (EBA), a multisensory brain area, as the structural and functional neural substrate for body shape and size. 

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Peoples' experiences of painful diabetic neuropathy: a qualitative interview study - published online in Pain and Rehabilitation, February 2021. Painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) is a common complication of diabetes. This study explored the experience and impact of living with the condition, through the use of semi-structured interviews. Findings showed that people with PDN experience a wider range of impacts than those previously reported in research literature.

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What are the holistic experiences of adults living long-term with the consequences of cancer and its treatment? A qualitative evidence synthesis - published in the European Journal of Oncology Nursing, February 2021 (previously published online in November 2020). The number of people living with and beyond cancer is increasing; a significant number of these people will experience the long-term and late effects of cancer and its treatment. Research into this group has been identified as a priority to better understand healthcare needs. This review identified and synthesised qualitative research data relating to the lived experience of the consequences of cancer and its treatment.

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Peoples' experiences of painful diabetic neuropathy: are pain management programmes appropriate? - published online in the British Journal of Pain, January 2021. This study aimed to explore strategies used by participants to manage the impacts of painful diabetic neuropathy. It also sought their perspectives on whether strategies from pain management programmes could help with management of the condition.

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Altered visuomotor integration in complex regional pain syndrome - published in Behavioural Brain Research, January 2021 (previously published online in September 2020). During self-guided movements, we optimise performance by combining sensory and self-motion cues optimally, based on their reliability. Discrepancies between such cues and problems in combining them are suggested to underlie some pain conditions. Researchers examined whether participants with CRPS show differences in sensorimotor integration compared to controls.

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Management of hemiplegic shoulder pain: A UK-wide online survey of physiotherapy and occupational therapy practice - published in Physiotherapy Research International, January 2021 (previously published online in August 2020). Hemiplegic shoulder pain is one of the four most common medical complications after a person has had a stroke. The purpose of this study was to explore how therapists assess, diagnose and manage post-stroke shoulder pain.

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