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Evaluation of the nociceptive system with laser evoked potential in Parkinson’s Disease

Andronaco, Veronica and De Salvo, Simona and Bonanno, Lilla and Bramanti, Alessia and Muscarà, Nunzio and Di Lorenzo, Giuseppe and Marino, Silvia and Bramanti, Placido (2018) Evaluation of the nociceptive system with laser evoked potential in Parkinson’s Disease. In: Quaderni della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti - II Classe di Scienze Medico-Biologiche. Quaderni, 1 . Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti, Messina, pp. 21-23. ISBN 978-88-85864-06-1

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Abstract

Although several studies reported an altered nociception system in Parkinson’s Disease (PD) patients, it is still not clear whether the impairment is at central or peripheral level. We studied twenty PD patients by using a neurophysiological approach, the Laser Evoked Potentials (LEPs), which allows the non-invasive exploration of pain pathways. Our findings show that PD patients have decreased amplitude of the N2/P2 complex, thus suggesting an abnormal encoding of the nociceptive stimuli at the central level. Further studies need to be fostered in order to better evaluate the characteristic of pain and nociceptive processing in PD patients.

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Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Scienze Medico-Biologiche > 2017-18
M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Scienze Medico-Biologiche
Depositing User: Mr Nunzio Femminò
Date Deposited: 18 May 2018 10:43
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2019 08:52
URI: http://cab.unime.it/mus/id/eprint/5274

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