Diagnostic criteria and follow-up parameters in complex regional pain syndrome type I – a Delphi survey

Florian Brunner, Stephanie B. Lienhardt, Rudolf O. Kissling, Lucas M. Bachmann and Ulrich Weber

This study set out to obtain an expert agreed priority list of diagnostic and follow-up parameters in the diagnosis and management of CRPS I Using a two round Delphi survey. Thirty-two diagnostic and 23 follow-up listings and ratings of 13 experts were available for analysis. The article reports the parameters that the experts agreed on in three domains (clinical presentation, further examinations and follow-up).  The authors conclude that this expert survey conveys an agreed set of relevant diagnostic parameters of CRPS I and proposes that in follow-up examinations treatment success should be based on restoration of those manifestations.

European Journal of Pain, 2008, 12(1), 48-52

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