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Human Studies

2020 Nov-Dec

Pain Rep



Mechanical detection and pain thresholds: comparability of devices using stepped and ramped stimuli.


Pfau DB, Haroun O, Lockwood DN, Maier C, Schmitter M, Vollert J, Rice ASC, Treede R-D
Pain Rep. 2020 Nov-Dec; 5(6):e865.
PMID: 33294759.


Quantitative sensory testing is used to assess somatosensory function in humans. The protocol of the German Research Network on Neuropathic Pain (DFNS) provides comprehensive normative values using defined tools; however, some of these may not be feasible in low-resource settings.