Dr. Bennett is Professor of Medicine and Nursing at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon.
Hoffman, Janice, BA
Role: Research Assistant II
A feasibility study to compare the nociceptive flexion reflex (NFR) in a cohort of fibromyalgia patients and matched healthy controls in order to determine the feasibility of its use in a milnacipran clinical trial.
Provides up to 100mA constant current high voltage pulses of brief duration during investigation of the electrical activity of nerve and muscle tissue.
Documents pain sensitivity levels via pain tolerance measurement.
"Algometers are designed to quantify and document levels of tenderness via pressure threshold measurement and pain sensitivity via pain tolerance measurement. Pressure algometry is a reliable measure of pain in muscle, joints, tendons, and ligaments."
Identifies thermal pain thresholds.
An essential Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) tool for evaluating nerve impairment in clinical, research and pharmacological trial settings.
Computer-controlled device capable of generating and documenting response to highly repeatable thermal and vibratory stimuli, such as warmth, cold, heat-induced pain, cold-induced pain or vibration. The TSA-II delivers quantitative assessment of small-caliber (A-Delta and C-fiber) sensory nerve function, as well as for large caliber A-Beta fibers. The TSA-II is also used for identifying thermal pain thresholds in various clinical and research applications.