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Nuevo dispositivo de valoración del dolor en situaciones clínicas y experimentales

Valoración Valoración: 2 Estrellas

Descripción: El Painmouse es un dispositivo que mide umbrales mecánicos en personas aplicando una fuerza.

TITULO FUENTE ORIGINAL:

A new tool for real-time pain assessment in experimental and clinical environments

AUTORES:

Schaffner N, Folkers G, Käppeli S, Musholt M, Hofbauer GF, Candia V.

REVISTA ABREV.:

PLoS ONE

AÑO:

2013

REFERENCIA:

7(11): e51014

DOI:

10.1371/journal.pone.0051014

FECHA DE PUBLICACIÓN:

26/12/2013

RESUMEN ORIGINAL:

Pain measurement largely depends on the ability to rate personal subjective pain. Nevertheless, pain scales can be difficult to use during medical procedures. We hypothesized that pain can be expressed intuitively and in real-time by squeezing a pressure sensitive device. We developed such a device called “Painmouse®” and tested it on healthy volunteers and patients in two... + Leer más

Pain measurement largely depends on the ability to rate personal subjective pain. Nevertheless, pain scales can be difficult to use during medical procedures. We hypothesized that pain can be expressed intuitively and in real-time by squeezing a pressure sensitive device. We developed such a device called “Painmouse®” and tested it on healthy volunteers and patients in two separate studies: Sixteen male participants rated different painful heat stimuli via Painmouse® and a Visual Analog Scale (VAS). Retest was done one week later. Participants clearly distinguished four distinct pain levels using both methods. Values from the first and second sessions were comparable. Thereafter, we tested the Painmouse® by asking twelve female and male leg- ulcer patients to continuously squeeze it during the whole length of their wound-dressing change. Patients rated each step of dressing change on an 11-point numeric rating scale. Painmouse® ratings were highest for the wound cleaning and debridement step. Application of the new dressing was not evaluated as very painful. On the other hand, numeric scale ratings did not differentiate between dressing change steps. We conclude that the Painmouse® enables pain assessment even under difficult clinical circumstances, such as during a medical treatment in elderly patients.

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COMENTARIO DE IGNACIO, ?LVAREZ G?MEZ DE SEGURA

Su empleo está dirigido no solo a estudios de investigación sino también a su uso clínico humano donde el equipo aplica una presión o fuerza en milibares sobre la región anatómica a evaluar. Este dispositivo es similar a otros que determinan umbrales mecánicos y que se aplican a otras especies de... + Leer más

Su empleo está dirigido no solo a estudios de investigación sino también a su uso clínico humano donde el equipo aplica una presión o fuerza en milibares sobre la región anatómica a evaluar. Este dispositivo es similar a otros que determinan umbrales mecánicos y que se aplican a otras especies de mamíferos como perro, gatos o roedores pero su utilidad no ha sido determinada en otras especias diferentes a la humana.

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