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Søren S Olesen, Harry van Goor, Stefan A W Bouwense, Oliver H G Wilder-Smith, Asbjørn M Drewes
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Quantitative sensory testing (QST) has proven to be an important instrument to characterize mechanisms underlying somatic and neuropathic pain disorders. However, its reliability has not previously been established in patients with visceral pain. We investigated the test-retest reliability of static and dynamic QST in patients with visceral pain due to chronic pancreatitis. METHODS: Sixty-two patients (38 men, 53 [11] y) with painful chronic pancreatitis were included...
September 2012: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
S S Olesen, T M Hansen, C Graversen, M Valeriani, A M Drewes
BACKGROUND: We investigated whether patients with painful chronic pancreatitis (CP) present abnormalities in the cerebral response to experimental pain stimuli. METHODS: Contact heat-evoked potentials (CHEPS) were recorded in 15 patients with CP and in 15 healthy volunteers during repetitive stimulation of the upper abdominal region (pancreatic 'viscerotome') and the right forearm (heterologous area). Three sequences of painful stimuli were applied at each site...
January 2013: European Journal of Pain: EJP
Yasin N Khan, Shariq S Raza, Elizabeth A Khan
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has traditionally been applied to the treatment of neuropathic pain with good to excellent outcomes. Visceral pain syndromes can be just as debilitating and disabling as somatic and neuropathic pain, however, there seems to be a general lack of consensus on appropriate treatment strategies for these disorders. We present here several case studies to demonstrate the viscerotomal distribution of abdominal visceral pain pathways and the application of traditional SCS techniques for its management...
January 2005: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
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March 1964: Journal of Neurophysiology
M A Giamberardino, K J Berkley, S Iezzi, P de Bigontina, L Vecchiet
Pain symptoms of many disorders are reported to vary with menstrual stage. This study investigated how pain thresholds to electrical stimulation of the skin, subcutis and muscle tissue varied with menstrual stage in normal women and compared these variations with those in women with dysmenorrhea and in healthy men at matched intervals. Thresholds of the three tissues were measured four times during the course of one menstrual cycle at four sites. Two of the sites were on the abdomen within the uterine viscerotome (abdomen-rectus abdominis, left and right) and two were outside it on the limbs (leg-quadriceps, arm-deltoid)...
June 1997: Pain
J R da Silva, J Rubens, A R Costa
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July 1967: Revista Brasileira de Malariologia e Doenças Tropicais. Publicações Avulsas
K North, J McCredie
It has been suggested that complexes of multiple congenital malformations, involving limbs and viscera, may be caused by embryonic neural crest injury. Structures supplied by the sensory and autonomic nerves derived from the injured zone of crest would suffer defective development through presumed impairment of neurotrophic influence. Our study aimed to examine this concept by a retrospective analysis of autopsy findings in 27 babies who died of multiple congenital malformations associated with longitudinal limb defects...
1987: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Supplement
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