Brain networks predicting placebo analgesia in a clinical trial for chronic back pain.

@article{Hashmi2012BrainNP,
  title={Brain networks predicting placebo analgesia in a clinical trial for chronic back pain.},
  author={Javeria Hashmi and Alex T. Baria and Marwan N. Baliki and Lejian Huang and Thomas J. Schnitzer and A Vania Apkarian},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2012},
  volume={153 12},
  pages={2393-402}
}
A fundamental question for placebo research is whether such responses are a predisposition, quantifiable by brain characteristics. We examine this issue in chronic back pain (CBP) patients who participated in a double-blind brain imaging (functional magnetic resonance imaging) clinical trial. We recently reported that when the 30 CBP participants were… CONTINUE READING