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Type: Artigo de evento
Title: Development And Application Of A Portable Device For Cutaneous Thermal Sensitivity Assessment: Characterizing The Neuropathic Pain Following Spinal Cord Injury
Author: Varoto R.
Hirono F.C.
Barcellos W.
Cliquet A.
Zorzenoni F.O.
Yoshio Zanetti R.
Cliquet A.
Abstract:  Neuropathic pain is characterized to arise due to injury or dysfunction of Peripheral and Central Nervous Systems, without stimulation of nociceptors, being one of the major problems following spinal cord injury (SCI). It involves altered mechanisms of impulse transmission in somatosensory pathways, causing abnormal sensations. Quantitative and qualitative sensory tests, by the detection of tactile and thermal stimuli and McGill Pain Questionnaire, are methods used to characterize and study the neuropathic pain. Therefore, this work describes the development and application of a portable device for cutaneous thermal sensitivity assessment in spinal cord injured subjects (SCIS). Using method of levels, the assessment was applied in healthy subjects and SCIS with and without neuropathic pain. The thresholds determined for healthy subjects during thermal sensitivity assessment are consistent and other results provided by clinical trials are according to previous works, demonstrating the device feasibility as an auxiliary tool for neuropathic pain study.
Editor: Springer Verlag
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-44485-6_4
Date Issue: 2014
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