Differentiating nociceptive mechanisms using electrocutaneous detection thresholds

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    Chronic pain after surgery is a frequent problem and difficult to treat. Persisting and chronic pain can be the result of the malfunctioning of nociceptive mechanisms; both ascending and descending pathways can, individually, attribute to chronic pain development. However, existing methodology does not discriminate between ascending and descending mechanisms. Here, we present psychophysical methods which could help improve the understanding of nociceptive malfunction in persistent post-surgical pain.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication5th Dutch Conference on Bio-Medical Engineering, BME 2015
    Place of PublicationEgmond aan Zee
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015
    Event5th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference, BME 2015 - Hotel Zuiderduin, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands
    Duration: 22 Jan 201523 Jan 2015
    Conference number: 5


    Conference5th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference, BME 2015
    Abbreviated titleBME 2015
    CityEgmond aan Zee


    • BSS-Central mechanisms underlying chronic pain
    • Nociception
    • Pain
    • Capsaicin
    • Psychophysics


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