Letters Complex regional pain syndrome

Authors’ reply to Notcutt

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4710 (Published 22 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4710
  1. Fernanda B Fukushima, assistant professor1,
  2. Dailson M Bezerra, PhD student1,
  3. Paulo J F Villas Boas, associate professor2,
  4. Adriana P Valle, associate professor2,
  5. Edison I O Vidal, assistant professor2
  1. 1Anesthesiology Department, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), 18618-970, Botucatu, SP, Brazil
  2. 2Internal Medicine Department, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), 18618-970 , Botucatu, SP, Brazil
  1. ffukushima{at}fmb.unesp.br

We agree with Notcutt that prompt referral of patients with complex regional pain syndrome to specialty pain clinics is essential.1 2 This belief is shared by most pain medicine specialists and is reaffirmed by management guidelines.3 4 5 However, when searching the literature to write the article we were alarmed by the …

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