Central sensitization in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic literature review.

@article{Meeus2012CentralSI,
  title={Central sensitization in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic literature review.},
  author={Mira Meeus and Stijn Vervisch and Luc S De Clerck and Greta Moorkens and Guy Hans and Jo Nijs},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={556-67}
}
OBJECTIVE The goal of the present study is to systematically review the scientific literature addressing central sensitization and central nociceptive processing in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS To identify relevant articles, we searched PubMed and Web of Science. The search strategy was a combination of terms of the following groups: "Rheumatoid arthritis," inflammatory joint pain, or arthritis; AND (central) sensitization, (central) hypersensitivity, central… CONTINUE READING

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