Johan Wallin

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Substantial evidence has established that activation of the NMDA receptor in the spinal dorsal horn is essential for central sensitization-a phenomenon which comprises various pathophysiological mechanisms underlying neuropathic pain-like signs in animal models. In the present study, a partial sciatic nerve ligation in the rat was used to produce a model of(More)
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an effective tool in alleviating neuropathic pain. However, a number of well-selected patients fail to obtain satisfactory pain relief. Previous studies have demonstrated that i.t. baclofen and/or adenosine can enhance the SCS effect, but this combined therapy has been shown to be useful in less than half of the cases and(More)
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) may provide pain relief in approximately 60%-70% of well selected patients with pain caused by peripheral nerve injury. We have previously demonstrated that intrathecal (IT) administration of small doses of certain drugs, both in experimental animals and in patients, significantly enhances the pain-relieving effect of SCS. The(More)
It has been suggested that long-term potentiation (LTP) of dorsal horn neurons is a phenomenon that contributes to the development of chronic neuropathic pain. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) may be an effective tool in alleviating such pain. The aim of this electrophysiological study in rats was to examine if SCS suppresses LTP of dorsal horn wide dynamic(More)
Spinal microdialysis was used to study the potassium induced in vivo release of substance P (SP) in the rat dorsal horn at different time points (3, 14, and 60 days) following partial sciatic nerve ligation (PNL) or sciatic nerve axotomy. The withdrawal threshold to innocuous mechanical stimuli was investigated with von Frey filaments in the PNL rats prior(More)
The health care systems in the western democracies face today problems that relate to the implementation systems in the field of health policies. Knowledge management is important since it is the prerequisite for planning and implementing more intelligent health policies and practices. Updated conceptualization of knowledge management theory is a(More)
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