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- Neural Injury Group Research Group
MBBCh, PhD, FCP (SA)
Clinical Research Fellow
My research is focussed on understanding the mechanisms of neuropathic pain. I use a combination of techniques, such as threshold tracking, intraepidermal nerve fibre density assessment and quantitative sensory testing, to assess the functional and structural integrity of the peripheral nervous system. These techniques allow me to explore peripheral neuronal processing in patients suffering from peripheral neuropathy. Most of my current research is focused on characterising the somatosensory, histological and electrophysiological phenotype of patients with diabetic neuropathic pain.
Chronic non-freezing cold injury results in neuropathic pain due to a sensory neuropathy.
Vale TA. et al, (2017), Brain, 140, 2557 - 2569
IMPLICATIPON OF RARE NAV1.7 VARIANTS IN PAINFUL DIABETIC NEUROPATHY
Themistocleous AC. et al, (2017), JOURNAL OF THE PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, 22, 394 - 394
CHRONIC NON-FREEZING COLD INJURY RESULTS IN NEUROPATHIC PAIN DUE TO A SENSORY NEUROPATHY
Vale TA. et al, (2017), JOURNAL OF THE PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, 22, 400 - 401
Stratifying patients with peripheral neuropathic pain based on sensory profiles: algorithm and sample size recommendations.
Vollert J. et al, (2017), Pain, 158, 1446 - 1455
Rare Variants in MME, Encoding Metalloprotease Neprilysin, Are Linked to Late-Onset Autosomal-Dominant Axonal Polyneuropathies.
Auer-Grumbach M. et al, (2016), Am J Hum Genet, 99, 607 - 623