Behavioural Neurology

Pain Assessment in Neurodegenerative Diseases


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1University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy

2Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

3University of Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany

4Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

5Bambino Gesù Hospital, Rome, Italy

6University Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand, France


Pain Assessment in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Description

Though chronic pain is high invalidating conditions, it is hardly assessed in patients affected by neurodegenerative disorders, especially when associated with cognitive and affective disturbances. Evidence of pain related symptoms in neurological diseases with prevalent motor involvement, as Parkinson’s disease, or cognitive impairment, as Alzheimer disease, is increasing over time, though pathophysiological basis, clinical appearance, and methods to improve clinical assessment need to be further clarified. Both clinical scales and neurophysiological and psychophysical measures could improve our knowledge on this important but still unresolved aspect of neurodegenerative diseases, providing further opportunities for the improvement of the management of such diffuse and invalidating disorders.

Editors are pleased to launch this new special issue, which is intended to present and discuss current knowledge about clinical aspects of pain in different neurodegenerative disorders, main evidences from experimental pain researches, and new results from clinical, neurophysiological, psychophysical, and therapeutic tests aiming to improve the knowledge on this important aspect of neurological disorders.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Review on main clinical assessment methodologies
  • Clinical guidelines
  • Epidemiological and clinical studies
  • Treatment options
  • Neurophysiological assessment
  • Psychopathological aspects
  • Costs and social impacts

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2949358
  • - Editorial

Pain Assessment in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Marina de Tommaso | Lars Arendt-Nielsen | ... | Massimiliano Valeriani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7576292
  • - Review Article

Pain in Neurodegenerative Disease: Current Knowledge and Future Perspectives

Marina de Tommaso | Lars Arendt-Nielsen | ... | Massimiliano Valeriani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7036415
  • - Clinical Study

The Interactive Relationship between Pain, Psychosis, and Agitation in People with Dementia: Results from a Cluster-Randomised Clinical Trial

Torstein F. Habiger | Elisabeth Flo | ... | Bettina S. Husebo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1984827
  • - Research Article

The Influence of Executive Functioning on Facial and Subjective Pain Responses in Older Adults

Joukje M. Oosterman | Juliane Traxler | Miriam Kunz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8613729
  • - Research Article

Laser Evoked Potentials in Early and Presymptomatic Huntington’s Disease

Marina de Tommaso | Giovanni Franco | ... | Vittorio Sciruicchio
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3123402
  • - Research Article

Orofacial Pain during Mastication in People with Dementia: Reliability Testing of the Orofacial Pain Scale for Non-Verbal Individuals

Merlijn W. de Vries | Corine Visscher | ... | Frank Lobbezoo
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