Quantitative sensory testing in the trigeminal region: site and gender differences.

@article{Matos2011QuantitativeST,
  title={Quantitative sensory testing in the trigeminal region: site and gender differences.},
  author={Renata A. Matos and Kelun Wang and Janek Dalsgaard Jensen and Thomas Jensen and Bjarne Neuman and Peter Svensson and Lars Arendt-Nielsen},
  journal={Journal of orofacial pain},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={161-9}
}
AIMS To establish a quantitative sensory testing (QST) profile in the trigeminal (V) area and test for site and gender differences in healthy humans. METHODS A standardized QST protocol was applied on 15 healthy men (age range: 18 to 25 years old) and 15 age-matched women, and the sensitivity was examined bilaterally in facial sites supplied by the infraorbital (V2) and mental (V3) nerves. The cold detection threshold (CDT), cold pain threshold (CPT), warm detection threshold (WDT), heat pain… CONTINUE READING