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  • AlgoMed – High Level Technology for Pain Diagnosis

    31 October 2018
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    Algometry has been used in the past decade for the detection of pressure pain threshold in different body sites, including bones, muscles and tendons. Patients with fibromyalgia, for instance, have been tested in clinical trials, attempting to quantify and characterize their pain through algometry. However, measurement tools adopted to test pain in fibromyalgia studies, for example, were based on the clinician’s impression of the patient’s state, thus not giving a precise measure (Cheatham et al., 2018).

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