User-independent assessment of conditioning pain modulation by cuff pressure algometry.

@article{GravenNielsen2017UserindependentAO,
  title={User-independent assessment of conditioning pain modulation by cuff pressure algometry.},
  author={Thomas Graven-Nielsen and Masashi Izumi and Kristian Kj{\ae}r Petersen and Lars Arendt-Nielsen},
  journal={European journal of pain},
  year={2017},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={552-561}
}
BACKGROUND The use of conditioning pain modulation (CPM) is hampered by poor reproducibility and lack of user-independent paradigms. This study refined the CPM paradigm by applying user-independent cuff algometry. METHODS In 20 subjects, the CPM effect of conditioning with cuff stimulation on the arm was investigated by pain test stimuli on the contralateral leg before and in parallel with different cuff conditionings (10, 30, 60 kPa/60 s; 30, 60 kPa/10 s). As test stimulus, another cuff was… CONTINUE READING