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Papers: 19 Nov 2022 - 25 Nov 2022


Pain Res Manag


Biomarkers for Chronic Pain: Significance and Summary of Recent Advances.


Eldabe S, Obara I, Panwar C, Caraway D
Pain Res Manag. 2022; 2022:1940906.
PMID: 36385904.


Chronic pain can be difficult to predict and a challenge to treat. Biomarkers for chronic pain signal an opportunity for advancements in both management and prevention, and through their research and development offer new insights into the complex processes at play. This review considers the latest research in chronic pain biomarker development and considers how close we are to bringing these from bench to bedside. While some headway has been made that offers efficiencies in patient selection, it is unlikely that a single test will encompass the variety of chronic pain phenotypes. We offer some insights for the near future in biomarker development and areas of continued unmet need.