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Determinants of endogenous analgesia magnitude in a diffuse noxious inhibitory control (DNIC) paradigm: Do conditioning stimulus painfulness, gender and personality variables matter?
&NA; Descending modulation of pain can be demonstrated psychophysically by dual pain stimulation. This study evaluates in 31 healthy subjects the association between parameters of the conditioningExpand
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Prediction of chronic post-operative pain: Pre-operative DNIC testing identifies patients at risk
&NA; Surgical and medical procedures, mainly those associated with nerve injuries, may lead to chronic persistent pain. Currently, one cannot predict which patients undergoing such procedures are ‘atExpand
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Enhanced presurgical pain temporal summation response predicts post-thoracotomy pain intensity during the acute postoperative phase.
UNLABELLED Recent evidence points to an association between experimental pain measures obtained preoperatively and acute postoperative pain (POP). We hypothesized that pain temporal summation (TS)Expand
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The Role of Pain Catastrophizing in the Prediction of Acute and Chronic Postoperative Pain
Background and Objectives: Despite the established association between greater pain catastrophizing and enhanced postoperative pain, it is still unclear: (i) what is the relative contribution of eachExpand
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Abstracts from Rambam Research Day, December 11, 2014