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RSD and Pregnancy References


Below you will find references to medical articles regarding RSD and Pregnancy. In this list of references you will also see the term Sudeck's Syndrome and Algodystrophy. These are the terms that they use in Europe for RSD.

1. Ammann M, HĂnggi W, Schneider H, HĂfelin F: Sudeck's syndrome of the hip in pregnancy. A case report and review of the literature. Zentralbl Gynakol 1991: 113: 895-8.
2. Armentano G, Bracco PL, Pellegrini A: Decalcifying algodystrophy of the hip in pregnancy. A case report. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol 1984: 11: 152-5.
3. Bocquet B, Cedoz ME, Doux-Girard MF, Philipot R, Frobert JL, Frobert A, Chaudet M: Extensive algodystrophy of the lower limbs in pregnancy. Presse Med 1993: 22: 1104-5
4. Bonnefoy-Cudraz M, Mazières B, Fauchier C, Lamy Y, Valentin L, Roux H: Algodystrophy and pregnancy. Apropos of 4 cases. Rev Rhum Mal Osteoartic 1982: 49: 771-4
5. Brocq O, Simon E, Bongain A, Gillet JY, Euller-Ziegler L: Femoral neck fracture complicating algodystrophy in pregnancy. Presse Med 1999: 28: 1165-6.
6. Bruscas Izu C, JimĂnez Aznarez A, Sancho Serrano MA, SimĂn L: Hip algodystrophy and pregnancy. An Med Interna 1992: 9: 134-6.
7. Cayla J, Chaouat D, Rondier J, GuĂrin K,Frugier JC: Reflex algodystrophy of the lower limbs during pregnancy. Rev Rhum Mal Osteoartic  1978: 45: 89-94.
8. Coughlan RJ, Hazleman BL,Crisp AJ, Jenner JR, Thomas DP: Algodystrophy in pregnancy. Three case reports. Br J Obstet Gynaecol 1988: 95: 935-7.
9. Defalque RJ: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome in pregnancy. Anesthesiology 1989: 70: 364.
10. Favier T, Begue T, Le Lirzin R, Pidhorz L: Algodystrophy of the hip during pregnancy. Presse Med 1993: 22: 270.
11. Gouin F, Maulaz D, Aillet G, Pietu G, Passuti N, Bainvel JV: Fracture of the femoral neck complicating algodystrophy of the hip during pregnancy. Apropos of 2 cases. Chir Orthop Reparatrice Appar Mot 1992: 78: 45-50.
12. Lee DR: A quasi-Sudeck's atrophy of the hip and knee in pregnancy. S Afr Med J 1973: 47: 2191.
13. Montan Ă de La Roque P, Cornu JL, Boyer M, Roy J: Spontaneous fracture of the femoral neck complicating hip algodystrophy. Rev Rhum Ed F 1993: 60: 544-5.
14. Ostrowski M, Junk S, KokoszczyĹ, ski L, MiodoĹ ski W: Algodystrophy during pregnancy complicated by fracture of the femoral neck . Chir Narzadow Ruchu Ortop Pol 1994: 59: 299-301.
15. Perka C, Buttgereit F, Backhaus M: Pregnancy-induced algodystrophy. Z Rheumatol 1998: 57: 399-408.
16. Poncelet C, Perdu M, Levy-Weil F, Philippe HJ,Nisand I: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy in pregnancy: nine cases and a review of the literature. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 1999: 86: 55-63.
17. Riesco DĂ­az M, ChĂivez Calvo M,: Reflex algodystrophy in pregnancy. Rev Clin Esp 1982: 167: 265-7.
18. Sergent F, Mouroko D, Sellam R, Marpeau L: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy involving the ankle in pregnancy: characteristics and therapeutic management. Gynecol Obstet Fertil 2003: 31: 543-5.
19. Siminoski K, Fitzgerald AA, Flesch G, Gross MS: Intravenous pamidronate for treatment of reflex sympathetic dystrophy during breast feeding. J Bone Miner Res 2000: 15: 2052-5.
20. Simon JN, Mokriski BK, Malinow AM, Martz DG: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome in pregnancy. Anesthesiology 1988: 69: 100-2.
21. Wurnig C, Kotz R: Algodystrophy in pregnancy. Z Orthop Ihre Grenzgeb 1991: 129: 146-50.
22. Zrigui J,Etaouil N,Mkinsi O: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy and pregnancy: a case report. Joint Bone Spine 2002: 69: 342-4.

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