Søren Due Andersen

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Visceral pain can be difficult to treat with classical mu-opioid agonists and it has been suggested to use opioids with distinct pharmacological profiles. In animal experiments, oxycodone has shown different effects compared to morphine, and clinical observations have shown that oxycodone may occasionally be superior to, e.g., morphine in the treatment of(More)
Experimental pain models for assessment of analgesic effect needs to be reproducible, valid and responding in a uniform way to changes in pain level. The pain system differs in various tissue types and analgesics may have different effects in different tissues. This study assessed the reproducibility of an experimental model using mechanical, thermal and(More)
The pathogenesis of gastrointestinal symptoms in diabetes mellitus is complex and multi-factorial. Diabetes induced peripheral and central changes in the neuronal pain matrix may be of importance and were explored using a new multi-modal and multi-segmental sensory testing approach. The sensitivity to mechanical, thermal and electrical stimulations in the(More)
Widespread visceral hypersensitivity and the overlap of symptom complexes observed in functional gastrointestinal disorders may be related to central sensitization and neuroplastic changes. A multimodal and multi-segmental model was developed to evaluate viscero-visceral hyperalgesia induced by experimental esophageal sensitization in healthy volunteers.(More)
The pain perception to distension of the oesophagus can be explained by activation of receptors responding to mechanical deformation or to distension-induced ischaemia. The aim of this study was to develop a new method for detection of changes in segmental blood flow during distension based on measurement of heat transfer. A bag was distended in the distal(More)
Evaluation of the distribution of stresses and strains in relation to distension-induced sensation in the human oesophagus is valuable for understanding oesophageal biomechanics and mechano-sensation. In 12 healthy volunteers a specially designed oesophageal bag containing an endoscopic ultrasound probe was inflated to the moderate pain level. Ultrasound(More)
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