Possible Reversal of PTSD-Related DNA Methylation by Sympathetic Blockade (pdf enclosed)

Publication: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience Date: March 2017 Author: Eugene G. Lipov & Kenneth Candido & Elspeth C. Ritchie Abstract: Studies have shown that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) level increase is associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) risk. BDNF may be a missing-link^ that mediates the interaction between genetics, environment, and the sympathetic system. Trauma has been shown to … Continue reading Possible Reversal of PTSD-Related DNA Methylation by Sympathetic Blockade (pdf enclosed)

V.A. Evidence Brief: Effectiveness of Stellate Ganglion Block for Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (pdf enclosed)

Publication: Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration,Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Health Services Research & Development Service Washington, DC 20420 Date: February 2017 Author: Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP), Coordinating Center, Portland VA Health Care System, Portland, OR, Mark Helfand, MD, MPH, MS, Director Summary: Emergence of an intervention’s first randomized trial is always a highly anticipated event. For SGB, however, findings from its first … Continue reading V.A. Evidence Brief: Effectiveness of Stellate Ganglion Block for Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (pdf enclosed)

With War-Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Being Resistant to Pharmaceuticals is it Time to Give Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) a Shot? (pdf enclosed)

Publication: Journal of Trauma and Treatment Date: August 2015 Author: Eugene Lipov* Advanced Pain Centers, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA Abstract: A large number of war veterans have PTSD in US military punctuated by a very high suicide rate of 22 per veterans per day. Current VA gold standard” treatments protocols will effectively reach no more than … Continue reading With War-Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Being Resistant to Pharmaceuticals is it Time to Give Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) a Shot? (pdf enclosed)

Correspondence: It Is Time to Address the Crisis in the Pharmacotherapy of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Consensus Statement of the PTSD Psychopharmacology Working Group (pdf enclosed)

Publication: Biological Psychiatry Date: 2017 Authors: John H. Krystal Lori L. Davis Thomas C. Neylan Murray A. Raskind Paula P. Schnurr Murray B. Stein Jennifer Vessicchio Brian Shiner Theresa D. Gleason Grant D. Huang There is an urgent need to address a critical lack of advancement in the psychopharmacologic treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The clinical, social, … Continue reading Correspondence: It Is Time to Address the Crisis in the Pharmacotherapy of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Consensus Statement of the PTSD Psychopharmacology Working Group (pdf enclosed)

Sympathetic system modulation to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): A review of clinical evidence and neurobiology (pdf enclosed)

Publication: Elsevier - Journal of Affective Disorders Date: July 2012 Eugene Lipov, Briana Kelzenberg Advanced Pain Centers, 2660 W. Higgins Road, Suite 101, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169, United States Abstract: A review of clinical evidence and neurobiology on the effects of modulation of sympathetic system modulation to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is being presented . The … Continue reading Sympathetic system modulation to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): A review of clinical evidence and neurobiology (pdf enclosed)

A unifying theory linking the prolonged efficacy of the stellate ganglion block for the treatment of chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS), hot flashes, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (pdf enclosed)

Publication: Elsevier Date: January 2009 Eugene G. Lipov a,*, Jaydeep R. Joshi a, Sarah Sanders a, Konstantin V. Slavin b a Advanced Pain Centers S.C., 2260 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. 101, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169, United States b Department of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States Summary: The mechanism of action … Continue reading A unifying theory linking the prolonged efficacy of the stellate ganglion block for the treatment of chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS), hot flashes, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (pdf enclosed)

Use of Stellate Ganglion Block for Refractory Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Review of Published Cases (pdf enclosed)

Publication: Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research Date: January 2014 Abstract Introduction: The lifetime prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is estimated to be 7.3% in the U.S. population, 10-20% among active duty service members and 35-40% among veterans. Overall success rates of evidence-based therapies for PTSD are low, leading clinicians to explore new therapeutic options. This study … Continue reading Use of Stellate Ganglion Block for Refractory Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Review of Published Cases (pdf enclosed)