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Central pain syndrome (CPS) is a debilitating condition that affects a large number of patients with a primary lesion or dysfunction in the CNS. Despite its discovery over a century ago, the pathophysiological processes underlying the development and maintenance of CPS are poorly understood. We recently demonstrated that activity in the posterior thalamus(More)
Electrical stimulation of the primary motor cortex has been used since 1991 to treat chronic neuropathic pain. Since its inception, motor cortex stimulation (MCS) treatment has had varied clinical outcomes. Until this point, there has not been a systematic study of the stimulation parameters that most effectively treat chronic pain, or of the mechanisms by(More)
UNLABELLED A limitation of animal models of central pain is their inability to recapitulate all clinical characteristics of the human condition. Specifically, many animal models rely on reflexive measures of hypersensitivity and ignore, or cannot assess, spontaneous pain, the hallmark characteristic of central pain in humans. Here, we adopt a conditioned(More)
Several endothelial pathways of cell adhesion, coagulation and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signalling are activated during sepsis. The objective of this analysis was to investigate the influence of diabetes on biomarkers of endothelial cell activation in sepsis. This was a prospective observational cohort study of a convenience sample of adult(More)
A brief outline is given of the various advantages and disadvantages of using isolation transformers in conjunction with equipment connection to patients. Particular attention will be paid to the use of symmetrical isolation transformers. On donne les grandes lignes des divers avantages et désavantages associés avec l'usage des transformateurs d'isolement,(More)