Quantitative sensory testing in the German Research Network on Neuropathic Pain (DFNS): Reference data for the trunk and application in patients with chronic postherpetic neuralgia

@article{Pfau2014QuantitativeST,
  title={Quantitative sensory testing in the German Research Network on Neuropathic Pain (DFNS): Reference data for the trunk and application in patients with chronic postherpetic neuralgia},
  author={Doreen Barbara Pfau and Elena K. Krumova and Rolf-Detlef Treede and Ralf Baron and C. Maier},
  journal={PAIN®},
  year={2014},
  volume={155},
  pages={1002-1015}
}
Age- and gender-matched reference values are essential for the clinical use of quantitative sensory testing (QST). To extend the standard test sites for QST-according to the German Research Network on Neuropathic Pain-to the trunk, we collected QST profiles on the back in 162 healthy subjects. Sensory profiles for standard test sites were within normal interlaboratory differences. QST revealed lower sensitivity on the upper back than the hand, and higher sensitivity on the lower back than the… CONTINUE READING

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