Increased sympathetic activity in chronic pancreatitis patients is associated with hyperalgesia.

@article{Buscher2010IncreasedSA,
  title={Increased sympathetic activity in chronic pancreatitis patients is associated with hyperalgesia.},
  author={Hessel C J L Buscher and Harry van Goor and C G J Fred Sweep and Jacques W M Lenders and Oliver H G Wilder-Smith},
  journal={Journal of pain & palliative care pharmacotherapy},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={362-6}
}
Pain treatment in chronic pancreatitis patients is difficult, with pain frequently relapsing or persisting. Recent studies suggest that altered central nervous system pain processing underlies the chronic pain state in these patients. There is evidence that increased sympathetic activity may also play a role in some chronic pain syndromes. This study assessed sympathetic nervous system activity and its relation to pain processing in patients with severe painful chronic pancreatitis. The authors… CONTINUE READING