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An Experimental Paradigm for the Prediction of Post-Operative Pain (PPOP)
 

An Experimental Paradigm for the Prediction of Post-Operative Pain (PPOP)

Article doi: 10.3791/1671
January 27th, 2010

Summary January 27th, 2010

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.

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