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Research Article

Somatosensory Profiles but Not Numbers of Somatosensory Abnormalities of Neuropathic Pain Patients Correspond with Neuropathic Pain Grading

  • Karl-Heinz Konopka mail,

    k.h.konopka@umcg.nl

    Affiliation: Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Management Unit, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

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  • Marten Harbers,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

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  • Andrea Houghton,

    Affiliation: Merck & Co., Inc., West Point, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Rudie Kortekaas,

    Affiliation: Department of Neuroscience, Neuroimaging Center, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

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  • Andre van Vliet,

    Affiliation: PRA International, Zuidlaren, The Netherlands

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  • Wia Timmerman,

    Affiliation: PRA International, Zuidlaren, The Netherlands

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  • Johan A. den Boer,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

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  • Michel M. R. F. Struys,

    Affiliation: Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Management Unit, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

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  • Marten van Wijhe

    Affiliation: Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Management Unit, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

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  • Published: August 22, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043526

About the Authors

Karl-Heinz Konopka, Michel M. R. F. Struys, Marten van Wijhe
Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Management Unit, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Marten Harbers, Johan A. den Boer
Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Andrea Houghton
Merck & Co., Inc., West Point, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Rudie Kortekaas
Department of Neuroscience, Neuroimaging Center, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Andre van Vliet, Wia Timmerman
PRA International, Zuidlaren, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: k.h.konopka@umcg.nl

Competing Interests

AV and WT are employed by PRA International, Netherlands and AH is employed by Merck & Co.,Inc, USA. KHK, MH, RK, JB, MS and MW have disclosed no competing interests. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KHK MH WT JB MW AV AH. Performed the experiments: KHK MH. Analyzed the data: KHK MH. Wrote the paper: KHK MH WT JB MW AV AH RK MS. Obtained permission: KHK MH WT JB MW AV AH RK MS.