Paula Abdul Reveals She Has CRPS
RSDSA's Response to Paula
USA Today, People, report Paula Abdul Diagnosed
The April 21 edition of USA
Today reports that American Idol judge Paula Abdul
was diagnosed with CRPS in November. She also says she was
cured with injections of Enbrel, an antiinflammatory drug
indicated for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.
The May 2, 2005 issue of People has Paula Abdul on
the cover. She reports her struggle with pain.
Paula Takes Enbrel for Arthritis, Not for CRPS
RSDSA received the following memo from Daniel J. Wallace,
MD, FACP, FACP, Paula Abdul's Physician.
"Thank you for your note, but I must clear up one misunderstanding
which was published and perhaps you can help our office.
First, Paula has been treated with Pamidronate for her CRPS.
Second, she is on Enbrel for an inflammatory arthritis, which
is unrelated to her CRPS.
The patient has waived HIPAA rules and allowed me to explain
this to you."
Study shows that pamidronate may be a treatment option
Efficacy of Pamidronate in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Type I, a study conducted in New Zealand, showed that although
the treatment response was variable, most people improved.
Click here to read the study.
May 16, 2005