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Ruth Defrin
Tel Aviv University
Physical therapyChronic painThreshold of painAnesthesiaMedicine
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#1Noga Tsur (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 5
#2Ruth Defrin (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 28
Last. Zahava Solomon (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 59
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Abstract Objective Individuals exposed to trauma, especially those who develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), are at a higher risk of suffering from chronic pain as well as altered pain perception and modulation. However, the underlying mechanisms of these processes are yet to be established. Recent findings have indicated that trauma survivors tend to personify chronic pain that is developed after the exposure, in a way that resonates with the traumatic experience. The aim of this study ...
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#1Hila GruenerH-Index: 3
#2Gabi ZeiligH-Index: 19
Last. Ruth DefrinH-Index: 28
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AbstractCentral neuropathic pain (CNP) after spinal cord injury (SCI) is debilitating and immensely impacts the individual. CNP is relatively resistant to treatment administered after it develops, perhaps owing to irreversible pathological processes. Although preemptive treatment may overcome this s
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#1Ruth Defrin (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 28
#2Nitzan Cohen Sagy (TAU: Tel Aviv University)
Last. Karni Ginzburg (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 22
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BACKGROUND: Ample evidence suggests that individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) exhibit hyposensitivity to pain. Since the underlying mechanism of the pain hyposensitivity is unknown, we tested here for the first time whether this hyposensitivity is pain specific or exists also for innocuous sensation, and whether it is associated with enhanced descending pain modulation capabilities. METHODS: Participants were 55 women; 22 patients with BPD and 33 matched healthy controls. Testi...
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#1Miriam Kunz Dipl.-Psych. (University of Augsburg)H-Index: 23
#2Margot W. M. de Waal (LUMC: Leiden University Medical Center)H-Index: 21
Last. Stefan Lautenbacher (University of Bamberg)H-Index: 42
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BACKGROUND: Over the last decades, a considerable number of observational scales have been developed to assess pain in persons with dementia. The time seems ripe now to build on the knowledge and expertise implemented in these scales to form an improved, "best-of" meta-tool. The EU-COST initiative "Pain in impaired cognition, especially dementia" aimed to do this by selecting items out of existing observational scales and critically re-assessing their suitability to detect pain in dementia. This...
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#1Dan Levy (Harvard University)H-Index: 34
#2Hila Gruener (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 3
Last. Ruth Defrin (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 28
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IntroductionPersistent post-traumatic headache remains a poorly understood clinical entity. Although there are currently no accepted therapies for persistent post-traumatic headache, its clinical s...
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#1Noga Tsur (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 5
#2Ruth Defrin (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 28
Last. Zahava Solomon (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 59
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#1Ruth DefrinH-Index: 28
#2Silviu BrillH-Index: 9
Last. Marshall DevorH-Index: 63
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AbstractPatients with radicular low back pain (radicular LBP, sciatica) frequently describe their pain as “shooting” or “radiating”. The dictionary meaning of these words implies rapid movement, and indeed, many sufferers report feeling pain moving rapidly from the lower back or buttock into the leg
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#1Yael Lahav (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 6
#2Zahava Solomon (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 59
Last. Ruth Defrin (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 28
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Abstract Trauma survivors may suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), elevated posttraumatic guilt (PG), and alterations in the pain system. However, the association between PG and alterations in pain perception and modulation among trauma survivors has not been established, nor has the possible underlying role of PG. This longitudinal study investigated: 1) the unique contribution of PG in predicting pain perception and modulation, while controlling for PTSD symptoms; and 2) the media...
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#1Noga TsurH-Index: 5
#2Ruth DefrinH-Index: 28
Last. Golan ShaharH-Index: 38
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#1Tal Assa (Rabin Medical Center)H-Index: 1
#2Nirit Geva (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 4
Last. Ruth Defrin (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 28
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