Christoph Pieh

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Sleep deprivation was found to exert complex effects on affective dimensions and modalities of pain perception both in healthy volunteers and patients with major depression. Considering multifaceted links between mood and pain regulation in patients with chronic somatoform pain, it is intriguing to study sleep deprivation effects for the first time in this(More)
Although gender differences in pain and analgesia are well known, it still remains unclear whether men and women vary in response to multimodal pain treatment. This study was conducted to investigate whether men and women exhibited different outcomes after an intensive multimodal pain treatment program. The daily outpatient program consisted of individual(More)
Current studies suggest dysfunctional emotional processing as a key factor in the aetiology of temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Investigating facial emotion recognition (FER) may offer an elegant and reliable way to study emotional processing in patients with TMD. Twenty patients with TMD and the same number of age-, sex- and education-matched controls(More)
OBJECTIVE This review gives an overview about the consequences of sleep deprivation (SD) on pain perception and discusses the bi-directional relation between sleep and pain. METHODS A MEDLINE research (16.7.2010) for the terms "sleep" AND "pain" AND ("sleep deprivation" OR "sleep loss" OR "sleep restriction" OR "sleep interruption") showed 177 hits. Only(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study is to determine parameters which influence 6-month compliance of continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP) in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). METHODS This prospective study investigated 73 patients (24 females) with OSAS and medical indication for CPAP therapy: age 55.1 ± 11.5 years, body mass(More)
BACKGROUND There is strong evidence indicating an interaction between sleep and pain. However, the size of this effect, as well as the clinical relevance, is unclear. Therefore, this meta-analysis was conducted to quantify the effect of sleep deprivation on pain perception. METHODS A systematic literature search was conducted using the electronic(More)
OBJECTIVE Given the prevalence and costs of somatoform disorders, it is important to identify and adequately treat these patients as early as possible. Instruments assessing experiences, perceptions, and behaviors of somatoform disorders are rare. In this study we evaluated the structure and validity of the German version of the Health Attitude Survey(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examines the influence of self-perceived emotional stress during the treatment of patients with somatoform disorders. It asks whether emotional stress can be influenced by psychosomatic education. METHODS Via online questionnaire general practitioners were asked about the prevalence of patients presenting with somatoform disorders(More)
BACKGROUND Conversion Disorders (CD) are prevalent functional disorders. Although the pathogenesis is still not completely understood, an interaction of genetic, neurobiological, and psychosocial factors is quite likely. The aim of this study is to provide a systematic overview on imaging studies on CDs and investigate neuronal areas involved in Motor(More)
This prospective study investigated personality traits as predictors of the outcome in a 52-week weight-loss program for obesity. Personality traits were rated with the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems (IIP) in 54 consecutive obese outpatients when entering a multimodal weight-reduction program. The value of these variables to predict success was(More)