Original Research Publications

From research directly or indirectly supported or facilitated by the Foundation

Please click on the links below to see publications over the last two years


Exploring the feasibility and acceptability of a sleep wearable headband among a community sample of chronic pain individuals: An at-home observational study Digital Health Journal 


Nav1.7 is required for normal c-low threshold mechanoreceptor function in human and mice Brain

The autoimmune aetiology of unexplained chronic pain Autoimmune Rev

Artificial intelligence utilising corneal confocal microscopy for the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy in diabetes mellitus and prediabetes Diabetologia

Research recommendations followign the discovery of of Pain Sensitising IgG Autoantibodies in Fibromyalgia Syndrome PAIN Med

Corneal confocal microscopy for the diagnosis of diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy in people with type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus Cochrane Library

Mechanistically informed non-invasive peripheral nerve stimulation for periphral neuropathic pain:a randomised double -blind sham-controlled trial J Trans MED

Corneal nerve loss is related to the severity of painful diabetic neuropathy Eur J Neurol

Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: Epidemiology, Pathomechanisms and Treatment Oncol Ther

Restorative Neurostimulation fro Chronic Mechanical low back pain: Results from a prospective multi-centre longitudinal cohort Pain Ther

Treatment of painful diabetic Neuropathy Curr Diabetes Rev.

Spinal inhibitory dysfunction in patients with painful or painless diabetic neuropathy Diabetes Care

Optimal Utility og H-Reflex RDD as a biomarker of spinal disinhibition in painful and painless diabetic neuropathy Diagnostics (Basel)

Morning and evening salivary cortisol levels in patients with chronic widespread pain and those at high risk Eur J Pain

Adverse effects of COVID-10-related lockdown on pain, physical activity and psychological well-being in people with chronic pain Br J Pain

Passive Transfer of fibromyalgia symptoms from patients to mice J Clin Invest

Inhibition of cortical somatosensory precessing during and after low frequency peripheral nerve stimulation in humans Clin Neurophysiol

Lipids and peripheral neuropathy Curr Opin Lipidol

Spinal inhibitory dysfunction in patients with painful or painless diabetic neuropathy (accepted: Diabetes care 14/05/2021)

Surgical microdiscectomy versus transforaminal epidural steroid injection in patients with sciatica secondary to herniated lumbar disc (nerves); a phsae 3, multicentre, open label, randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation Lancet Rheumatol.

Novel & emerging electrophysiological biomarkers of diabetic neuropathy and painful diabetic neuropathy Clin Ther

The effect of pain on reference memory for duration Psychol Res

The Valencia consensus-based adaptation of the IASP CRPS diagnostic criteria. J.Pain

Greater small nerve fibre damage in the skin & cornea of type 1 diabetic patients with painful compared to painless diabetic neuropathy European Journal of Neurology

A systematic review into the influence of temperature on Fibromyalgia pain: Meteorological studies & Quantitative sensory testing Journal of Pain

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: developing diagnostic tools & treatments from sympathetic nervous system, neuroimmune & neuromodulation discoveries in neuropathic pain  Reg Anesth Pain Med

Prism adaption treatment for upper-limb Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A dounle blind randomized controlled trial PAIN

Early Detection of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: A Focus on Small Nerve Fibres Diagnostics

Diagnosis of chronic primary pain in the context of structural deformity needs better definition PAIN


A linguistic analysis of future narratives in adolescents with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and their pain-free peers; European Journal of Pain

Socio-developmental challenges faced by young people with chronic pain: A scoping review; Journal of Pediatric Pain

Loss-adjusting;-Young People’s Constructions of a Future Living with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome; The Clinical Journal of Pain 2020

At the dawn of the transcriptomic medicine; Exp Bio Med

Increased Pain sensitivity & pain-related anxiety in individuals with autism PAIN Reports

Exploring the impact of pain management programme attendance on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) patients’ decision making regarding immunosuppressant treatment to manage their chronic pain conditionScandanavian Journal of Pain

A nociresponsive specific area of human somatsensory cortex within BA3a: BA3c?

Bodily changes and sensory sensitivity in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome; PAIN

Shared & distinct functional networks for empathy & pain processing: A systematic review& meta-analysis of fMRI studies; Social & cognitive & affective neuroscience

  Vitamin D deficiency is associated with painful diabetic neuropathy; Diabetes Metab Res Rev

 Disputing space-based biases in unilateral Complex Regional Pain Syndrome; Cortex

A Quantitative sensory testing approach to pain in Autism spectrum disorders; J Autism Dev Disord

Sensitivity to ambient temperature increases in Fibromyalgia and CRPS;  Pain Medicine

CRPS patient immunoglobulin M has pronociceptive effects in the skin and spinal cord of tibia fracture mice; PAIN

Treating pain in diabetic Neuropathy: Current & Developmental Drugs; Drugs

Interventional Pain Medicine Practice in the UK and the USA: A survey of 242 Pain Physicians;

Percutaneous cervical cordotomy for cancer-related pain: national data;BMJ

Pain reduction by inducing sensory-motor adaption in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS PRISMA): protocol for a double blind randomized controlled trial

 Successful & Unsuccessful recruitment & retainment strategies in a UK multicentre drug trial for a rare chronic pain condition which performed above target ; British Journal of Pain

Neuropsychological changes in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome; Behav Neurol.

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