To assess the incidence of shoulder-hand syndrome (SHS) in neurosurgical patients (head injuries, intracranial ruptured aneurysms and intracranial meningiomas), treated with barbiturates. SHS is a chronic condition characterized by intense tenderness and functional impairment affecting one hand, the shoulder or both. Barbiturates have been identified as cause of SHS, although there is controversial evidence on the incidence of this disorder in patients started on long-term Phenobarbital (PB) therapy.

Shoulder-hand syndrome in neurosurgical patients treated with barbiturates. A long term evaluation / A. De Santis, G. Ceccarelli, B. M. Cesana, L. Bello, D. Spagnoli, R. M. Villani. - In: JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGICAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 0390-5616. - 44:2(2000 Jun), pp. 69-75; discussion 75-6-76.

Shoulder-hand syndrome in neurosurgical patients treated with barbiturates. A long term evaluation

A. De Santis
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L. Bello;
2000

Abstract

To assess the incidence of shoulder-hand syndrome (SHS) in neurosurgical patients (head injuries, intracranial ruptured aneurysms and intracranial meningiomas), treated with barbiturates. SHS is a chronic condition characterized by intense tenderness and functional impairment affecting one hand, the shoulder or both. Barbiturates have been identified as cause of SHS, although there is controversial evidence on the incidence of this disorder in patients started on long-term Phenobarbital (PB) therapy.
Barbiturates; Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome; Shoulder-hand syndrome
Settore MED/27 - Neurochirurgia
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