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Funding Period II
(2005 - 2008/09)
Integrative Network Projects
Special Network Projects

Integrative Network Projects

Neuropathic pain data base
(Prof. Dr. C. Maier, Bochum)
Secondary prevention of neuropathic pain
(Prof. Dr. C. Maier, Bochum)
Blood sample bank
(PD Dr. A. Berthele, München)
Validation of Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) as a clinical tool for the assessment of neuropathic pain symptoms and mechanisms
(Prof. Dr. R.-D. Treede, Mainz)
Special Network Projects

Three subgroups have been established that, comprise complementary and overlapping fields of interest:

Pathophysiological mechanisms related to compression, degeneration and regeneration of peripheral nerves
Central integration of nociceptive processing in neuropathic pain
Physiological and psychological influences on cortical reorganisation in Complex Regional Pain Syndromes (CRPS)