ischemic pain

ischemic pain

unpleasant, often excruciating pain associated with decreased blood flow caused by mechanical obstruction, constricting orthopedic casts, or insufficient blood flow that results from injury or surgical trauma. Ischemic pain caused by occlusive arterial disease is often severe and may not be relieved, even with narcotics. The individual with peripheral vascular disease may experience ischemic pain only while exercising because the metabolic demands for oxygen cannot be met as a result of occluded blood flow. The ischemic pain of partial arterial occlusion is not as severe as the abrupt, excruciating pain associated with complete occlusion, such as by an embolus or thrombus. See also pain intervention.

rest pain

(rest pān)
Unrelenting ischemic pain in an extremity at rest, indicating severe arterial insufficiency.
Synonym(s): ischemic pain.
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The Spinal Cord Stimulator segment is further categorized by application into Chronic Pain, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, Ischemic Pain and others.
5) Likely complications include ischemia and ischemic pain after embolization, and recanalization of vessels.
Disease states that have been shown to be responsive to stimulation include failed back surgery syndrome, spinal radiculopathy, ischemic pain, peripheral neuropathy, post herpetic neuritis, traumatic nerve injury, and complex regional pain syndrome.
Burger's disease is a peripheral vascular disorder characterized by constricted blood flow, ischemic pain, and necrotizing tissue processes.
Thermal heat and ischemic pain threshold tolerance was also evaluated in all study participants.
Systemic antibiotics are indicated in patients with CLI and gangrene or skin ulceration, and intravenous prostaglandin E-1 for 7-28 days can reduce ischemic pain and facilitate ulcer healing in a subset of patients with CLI.
It usually is seen hours or days after myocardial ischemic pain subsides.
In the case with spinal cord stimulation (SCS) established indications include back and leg pain, spinal cord injury and ischemic pain (vascular and angina pectoris).
He cited previous research from his laboratory showing that men were able to tolerate ischemic pain longer than women could.
Persistent widespread ischemic pain heralds tissue infarction and gangrene," he said.
NICE has not recommended spinal cord stimulation for people with ischemic pain, ruling out the treatment for people experiencing chronic pain caused by conditions such as refractory angina and critical limb ischemia, except in the context of research as part of a clinical trial.