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Human Studies

2022 Mar 12

Eur J Pain

Unpleasant olfactory and gustatory stimuli increase pain unpleasantness in patients with chronic oral burning pain: an exploratory study.


Sandri A, Cecchini M P, Zanini A, Nocini R, Boschi F, Zanette G, Marcon A, Fiorio M, Tinazzi M
Eur J Pain. 2022 Mar 12.
PMID: 35279917.


Despite mounting evidence for the powerful influence of smell and taste substances in experimental pain, our knowledge of their effects in the clinical context is scarce, especially for patients with chronic oral burning pain. To fill this gap, we investigated the effect of olfactory and gustatory stimuli on pain perception in patients with chronic oral burning pain, a disabling condition that is difficult to manage and treat.