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Quantifying allodynia with Von Frey monofilaments. A diagnostic tool in pain research

07 December 2009

PhD ceremony: D. Keizer, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Thesis: Quantifying allodynia with Von Frey monofilaments. A diagnostic tool in pain research

Promotor(s): prof.dr. M.M.R.F. Struys, prof.dr. J.M.K.H. Wierda

Faculty: Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Contact: spokesperson UMCG, tel. +31 (0) 50-361 2200, e-mail:

In this thesis it is shown that all in all, the QST algorithm with Von Frey monofilaments for the detection and quantification of stimulus-evoked pain is useful in clinical practice. This usefulness should not be restricted to obvious neuropathic pain syndromes with allodynia, but may also be successfully deployed in other chronic pain syndromes.
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