Affiliation: Helsinki University of Technology
- Central processing of tactile and nociceptive stimuli in complex regional pain syndromeNuutti V Vartiainen
Brain Research Unit, Low Temperature Laboratory, Helsinki University of Technology, Puumiehenkuja 2 B, P O Box 5100, FI 02015 TKK Espoo, Finland
Clin Neurophysiol 119:2380-8. 2008..To better understand the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the hyperesthesia of CRPS patients, we investigated their cortical processing of touch and acute pain...
- Changes in brain function and morphology in patients with recurring herpes simplex virus infections and chronic painNuutti Vartiainen
Brain Research Unit, Low Temperature Laboratory, Helsinki University of Technology, FI 02015 TKK, Espoo, Finland
Pain 144:200-8. 2009..The observed functional and structural changes in the central pain circuitry, together with the clinical features of the chronic pain support the hypothesis for central involvement in the development of chronic pain in these patients...
- Cortical reorganization in primary somatosensory cortex in patients with unilateral chronic painNuutti Vartiainen
Brain Research Unit, Low Temperature Laboratory, Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland
J Pain 10:854-9. 2009..It is possible that cortical reorganization is related to chronic pain, regardless of its etiology. Causality between reorganization and chronic pain should be examined further to develop therapeutic approaches for chronic pain...
- Aberrant temporal and spatial brain activity during rest in patients with chronic painSanna Malinen
Brain Research Unit and Advanced Magnetic Imaging Centre, Low Temperature Laboratory, Aalto University School of Science and Technology, FI 00076 Espoo, Finland
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:6493-7. 2010..The accentuated 0.12- to 0.25-Hz fluctuations in the patient group might be related to altered activity of the autonomic nervous system...