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Central post-stroke pain (CPSP) is a neuropathic pain syndrome that can occur after a cerebrovascular accident. This syndrome is characterised by pain and sensory abnormalities in the body parts that correspond to the brain territory that has been injured by the cerebrovascular lesion. The presence of sensory loss and signs of hypersensitivity in the(More)
Central poststroke pain (CPSP) is a specific pain condition arising as a direct consequence of a cerebrovascular lesion. There is limited knowledge about the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of this often neglected but important consequence of stroke. In this population-based study, a questionnaire was sent out to all (n=964) stroke patients(More)
BACKGROUND Post-stroke pain is common and affects the quality of life of stroke survivors, but the incidence and severity of headache, shoulder pain, other joint pain and central post-stroke pain following stroke still remain unclear. The aim of this prospective study was to determine the incidence and intensity of these different types of post-stroke pain.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Chronic pain is increasingly recognized as a consequence of stroke. This study aimed to describe the prevalence and pain types of new onset chronic pain ("novel pain") in patients with stroke compared with a randomly selected reference group from the general population and to identify factors associated with pain development in stroke(More)
Central poststroke pain (CPSP) is a central neuropathic pain condition caused by a cerebrovascular lesion affecting the central somatosensory nervous system. Once developed, CPSP is difficult to treat, so there is an interest in identifying stroke patients at risk for the development of CPSP. This study examined if sensory abnormalities, including evoked(More)
Pain following stroke is a common but often neglected problem. Headache is present in about one fourth of patients in the acute phase. Later, chronic musculoskeletal pain including shoulder pain may be present, partly due to muscle weakness, posture and stiffness. Central neuropathic pain is a chronic pain, often described as burning or shooting and in some(More)
BACKGROUND Headache following stroke has been described in previous studies with an incidence of 23%-54%, but a clear description of headache developing after stroke onset is still lacking. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and characteristics of persistent novel headache after stroke and to describe the use of medication, including(More)
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