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Articles by John C. Kraft in JoVE
An Experimental Paradigm for the Prediction of Post-Operative Pain (PPOP)
Ruth Landau, John C. Kraft, Lisa Y. Flint, Brendan Carvalho, Philippe Richebé, Monica Cardoso, Patricia Lavand'homme, Michal Granot, David Yarnitsky, Alex Cahana
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine
Diffuse noxious inhibitory control, temporal summation and wound hyperalgesia testing are demonstrated in the obstetric patient. These tests evaluate inhibitory and excitatory mechanisms of pain processing and are here utilized to evaluate endogenous analgesia at different time-points during pregnancy and the peripartum period to help reveal individual s risk for persistent pain.
Other articles by John C. Kraft on PubMed
Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology. Jun, 2010 | Pubmed ID: 20440109
Genomic research in pain, anesthesia and analgesia generated some hope that pharmacogenetics may guide anesthesiologists to provide effective medicine in a 'tailored' manner. Within the field of obstetric anesthesia, relatively few studies have evaluated the effect of polymorphisms on the perception of labor or postcesarean pain or the response to analgesics for childbirth. Because of the multifactorial nature of labor and delivery pain and particularly challenging clinical context, many consider that 'titration of drugs to the desired effect works just fine'. With recent evidence highlighting an association between severe postdelivery pain and persistent pain, early recognition of an increased susceptibility for acute pain has become particularly relevant.