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Regional Center for Neurosensory Disorders


The Regional Center for Neurosensory Disorders is comprised of internationally-recognized faculty members who maintain active research programs across multidisciplinary interests. Our researchers publish their findings in peer-reviewed journals across a broad spectrum of biomedical and life sciences.

We have included a list of relevant references organized by publication year and, thereafter, alphabetically by first author. Where available, we have also included a link to the abstract that is publically available on PubMed Central, an online digital archive serviced by the U. S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

2011 Publications

Borckardt JJ, Reeves ST, Beam W, Jensen MP, Gracely RH, Katz S, Smith AR, Madan A, Patterson D, George MS. A randomized, controlled investigation of motor cortex transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) effects on quantitative sensory measures in healthy adults: evaluation of TMS device parameters. Clin J Pain. 2011 Jul-Aug;27(6):486-94. PMCID: PMC3111894 [Abstract]

Borckardt JJ, Reeves ST, Frohman H, Madan A, Jensen MP, Patterson D, Barth K, Smith AR, Gracely R, George MS. Fast left prefrontal rTMS acutely suppresses analgesic effects of perceived controllability on the emotional component of pain experience. Pain. 2011 Jan;152(1):182-7. Epub 2010 Nov 30. PMCID: PMC3017430 [Abstract]

Chiarioni G, Asteria C, Whitehead WE. Chronic proctalgia and chronic pelvic pain syndromes: New etiologic insights and treatment options. World J Gastroenterol. 2011 Oct 28;17(40):4447-55. PMCID: PMC3218134 [Abstract]

Diatchenko L, Robinson JE, Maixner W. Elucidation of mu-Opioid Gene Structure: How Genetics Can Help Predict Responses to Opioids. European Journal of Pain Supplements. 2011 Nov 11;5(2):433-438. PMCID: PMC3217294 [Abstract]

Eanes A, Bair E, Martin C, Iyer P, Zolnoun D. Psychosexual correlates of persistent postsurgical pain in patients with vulvodynia. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2011 Jun;113(3):225-8. Epub 2011 Apr 9. [Abstract]

Fillingim RB, Ohrbach R, Greenspan JD, Knott C, Dubner R, Bair E, Baraian C, Slade GD, Maixner W. Potential psychosocial risk factors for chronic TMD: Descriptive data and empirically identified domains from the OPPERA case-control study. J Pain. November 2011, 12(11; Supplement):T46-T60. PMCID: PMC3233685 [Abstract]

Fillingim RB, Slade GD, Diatchenko L, Dubner R, Greenspan JD, Knott C, Ohrbach R, Maixner W. Summary of findings from the OPPERA baseline case-control study: Implications and future directions. J Pain. November 2011, 12(11; Supplement): T102-T107. PMCID: PMC3232405 [Abstract]

Francisco E, Holden J, Zhang Z, Favorov O, Tommerdahl M. Rate dependency of vibrotactile stimulus modulation. Brain Res. 2011 Sep 30;1415:76-83. Epub 2011 Jul 27. [Abstract]

Garland EL, Gaylord SA, Palsson O, Faurot K, Douglas Mann J, Whitehead WE. Therapeutic mechanisms of a mindfulness-based treatment for IBS: effects on visceral sensitivity, catastrophizing, and affective processing of pain sensations. J Behav Med. 2011 Dec 8. [Epub ahead of print] [Abstract]

Gaylord SA, Palsson OS, Garland EL, Faurot KR, Coble RS, Mann JD, Frey W, Leniek K, Whitehead WE. Mindfulness Training Reduces the Severity of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Women: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Gastroenterol. 2011 Sep;106(9):1678-88 Epub 2011 Jun 21. [Abstract]

Gracely RH, Ambrose KR. Neuroimaging of fibromyalgia. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2011 Apr;25(2):271-84. [Abstract]

Greenspan JD,  Slade GD, Bair E, Dubner R, Fillingim RB, Ohrbach R, Knott C, Mulkey F, Rothwell R, Maixner W. Pain sensitivity risk factors for chronic TMD: Descriptive data and empirically identified domains from the OPPERA case-control study. J Pain. November 2011, 12(11; Supplement):T61-T74. PMCID: PMC3249228 [Abstract]

Guest S, Dessirier JM, Mehrabyan A, McGlone F, Essick G, Gescheider G, Fontana A, Xiong R, Ackerley R, Blot K. The development and validation of sensory and emotional scales of touch perception. Atten Percept Psychophys. 2011 Feb;73(2):531-50. [Abstract]

Hollins M, Harper D, Maixner W. Changes in pain from a repetitive thermal stimulus: The roles of adaptation and sensitization. Pain. 2011 Jul;152(7):1583-90. Epub 2011 Mar 30 PMCID: PMC3114199 [Abstract]

Johnson E, Iyer P, Eanes A, Zolnoun D. Erythema and burning pain in the vulva: a possible phenotype of erythromelalgia. Case Report Med. 2011;2011:374167. Epub 2011 Apr 13. PMCID: PMC3085391 [Abstract]

Lim PF, Maixner W, Khan AA. Temporomandibular disorder and comorbid pain conditions. J Am Dent Assoc. 2011 Dec;142(12):1365-7. No abstract available.

Maixner W, Diatchenko L, Dubner R, Fillingim RB, Greenspan JD, Knott C, Ohrbach R, Weir B, Slade GD. Orofacial Pain Prospective Evaluation and Risk Assessment Study: The OPPERA Study. Journal of Pain, November 2011, 12(11; Supplement):T4-T11.e2. PMCID: PMC3233836 [Abstract]

Maixner W, Greenspan JD, Dubner R, Bair E, Mulkey F, Miller V, Knott C, Slade GD, Ohrbach R, Diatchenko L, Fillingim RB. Potential autonomic risk factors for chronic TMD: Descriptive data and empirically identified domains from the OPPERA case-control study. J Pain. November 2011, 12(11; Supplement):T75-T91. PMCID: PMC3233841 [Abstract]

Martin CE, Johnson E, Wechter ME, Leserman J, Zolnoun DA. Catastrophizing: a predictor of persistent pain among women with endometriosis at 1 year. Hum Reprod. 2011 Nov;26(11):3078-84. Epub 2011 Sep 7. PMCID: PMC3196877 [Abstract]

McLean SA. The potential contribution of stress systems to the transition to chronic whiplash-associated disorders. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Dec 1;36(25 Suppl):S226-32. PMCID: PMC3232298 [Abstract]

McLean SA, Diatchenko L, Lee YM, Swor RA, Domeier RM, Jones JS, Jones CW, Reed C, Harris RE, Maixner W, Clauw DJ, Liberzon I. Catechol O-Methyltransferase Haplotype Predicts Immediate Musculoskeletal Neck Pain and Psychological Symptoms After Motor Vehicle Collision. J Pain. 2011 Jan;12(1):101-7. Epub 2010 Aug 5 PMCID: PMC2975044 [Abstract]

Nebel MB, Folger S, Tommerdahl M, Hollins M, McGlone F, Essick G. Temporomandibular disorder modifies cortical response to tactile stimulation. J Pain. 2010 Nov;11(11):1083-94. Epub 2010 May 11. PMCID: PMC2943972 [Abstract]

Ohrbach R, Fillingim RB, Mulkey F, Gonzalez Y, Gordon S, Gremillion H, Lim PF, Ribeiro-Dasilva M, Greenspan JD, Knott C, Maixner W, Slade G. Clinical findings and pain symptoms as potential risk factors for chronic TMD: Descriptive data and empirically identified domains from the OPPERA case-control study. J Pain. November 2011, 12(11; Supplement):T27-T45. PMCID: PMC Journal – In Process. [Abstract]

Phillips C, Blakey G 3rd, Essick GK. Sensory retraining: a cognitive behavioral therapy for altered sensation. Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2011 Mar;19(1):109-18. Review. PMCID: PMC3073500 [Abstract]

Sanders AE, Slade GD. Gender modifies effect of perceived stress on orofacial pain symptoms: National Survey of Adult Oral Health. J Orofac Pain. 2011 Fall;25(4):317-26. [Abstract]

Serohijos AWR, Yin S, Ding F, Gauthier J, Gibson DG, Maixner W, Dokholyan NV, Diatchenko L. Structural basis for mu-opioid receptor binding and activation.  Structure. 2011 Nov 9;19(11):1683-90. PMCID: PMC3217204 [Abstract]

Slade GD, Bair E, By K, Mulkey F, Baraian C, Rothwell R, Reynolds M, Miller V, Gonzalez Y, Gordon S, Ribeiro-Dasilva M, Lim PF, Greenspan JD, Dubner R, Fillingim RB, Diatchenko L, Maixner W, Dampier D, Knott C, Ohrbach R. Study methods, recruitment, socio-demographic findings and demographic representativeness in the OPPERA study. J Pain. November 2011, 12(11; Supplement): T12-T26. PMCID: PMC Journal – In Process. [Abstract]

Slade GD, Conrad M, Diatchenko L, Rashid N, Zhong S, Smith S, Rhodes J, Medvedev A, Makarov S, Maixner W, Neely AG. Cytokine biomarkers and chronic pain: Association of genes, transcription, and circulating proteins with temporomandibular disorders and widespread palpation tenderness. Pain, 2011 Dec;152(12):2802-12. Epub 2011 Oct 14. PMCID: PMC3221458 [Abstract]

Slade GD, Sanders AE. The paradox of better subjective oral health in older age. J Dent Res. 2011 Nov;90(11):1279-85. Epub 2011 Sep 13. [Abstract]

Smith SB, Maixner DW, Greenspan JD, Dubner R, Fillingim RB, Ohrbach R, Knott C, Slade GD, Bair E, Gibson DG, Zaykin DV, Weir BS, Maixner W, Diatchenko L. Potential Genetic Risk Factors for Chronic TMD: Genetic Associations from the OPPERA Case Control Study. J Pain. November 2011, 12(11; Supplement):T92-T101. PMCID: PMC3268684 [Abstract]

Svensson P, Baad-Hansen L, Pigg M, List T, Eliav E, Ettlin D, Michelotti A, Tsukiyama Y, Matsuka Y, Jääskeläinen SK, Essick G, Greenspan JD, Drangsholt M; Special Interest Group of Oro-facial Pain. Guidelines and recommendations for assessment of somatosensory function in oro-facial pain conditions--a taskforce report. J Oral Rehabil. 2011 May;38(5):366-94. Epub 2011 Jan 17. Review. [Abstract]

Tsao D, Diatchenko L, Dokholyan NV. Structural mechanism of S-adenosyl methionine binding to catechol O-methyltransferase. PLoS ONE.  2011;6(8):e24287. Epub 2011 Aug 31. PMCID: PMC3164188. [Abstract]

Tsao D, Shabalina SA, Gauthier J, Dokholyan NV, Diatchenko L. Disruptive mRNA folding increases translational efficiency of catechol-O-methyltransferase variant. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Aug;39(14):6201-12. Epub 2011 Apr 12. PMCID: PMC3152328 [Abstract]

van Tilburg MA, Spence NJ, Whitehead WE, Bangdiwala S, Goldston DB. Chronic Pain in Adolescents is Associated With Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors. J Pain. 2011 Oct;12(10):1032-9. PMCID: PMC3178682 [Abstract]

Whitehead WE, Chiarioni G. Adopting new enrollment criteria for pharmaceutical trials in constipation: look before leaping. Therap Adv Gastroenterol. 2011 May;4(3):165-8. PMCID: PMC3105613  No abstract available.

Wiltshire T, Maixner W, Diatchenko L. Relax, you won't feel the pain. Nat Neurosci. 2011 Nov 23;14(12):1496-7. [Abstract]

Zhang Z, Francisco EM, Holden JK, Dennis RG, Tommerdahl M. Somatosensory information processing in the aging population. Front Aging Neurosci. 2011;3:18. Epub 2011 Dec 8. PMCID: PMC3233724 [Abstract]

Zhang Z, Zolnoun DA, Francisco EM, Holden JK, Dennis RG, Tommerdahl M. Altered Central Sensitization in Subgroups of Women With Vulvodynia. Clin J Pain. 2011 Nov-Dec;27(9):755-63. PMCID: PMC3173591 [Abstract]

Last Modified: 04/25/2012