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Research Article

Anti-Hypertensive Treatments and Hypertension-Associated Hypoalgesia Evaluated by Auto-Algometry

Andrea Viggiano1, Maria Beatrice Passavanti2, Giusy Zagaria2, Maria Caterina Pace2*, Mauro Giordano3, Fabrizio Esposito1, Marcellino Monda4, Raffaele Marfella3, Pasquale Sansone2, Stefano Coaccioli5, Michele Adolfo Tedesco6 and Caterina Aurilio2

1Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, Italy

2Department of Anesthesiological, Surgical and Emergency Sciences, Second University of Naples, Italy

3Department of Medical, Surgical, Neurological, Metabolic and Geriatric Sciences, Second University of Naples, Italy

4Department of Experimental Medicine, Second University of Naples, Italy

5Department of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Perugia, Italy

6Department of Cardiology, Monaldi Hospital, Second University of Naples, Italy

*Corresponding Author:
Maria Caterina Pace
Department of Anesthesiological
Surgical and Emergency Sciences
Second University of Naples, Piazza Miraglia
80138 Naples, Italy
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Received Date: October 02, 2015; Accepted Date: December 21, 2015; Published Date: December 28, 2015

Citation: Viggiano A, Passavanti MB, Zagaria G, Pace MC, Giordano M, et al. (2015) Anti-Hypertensive Treatments and Hypertension- Associated Hypoalgesia Evaluated by Auto-Algometry. J Anesth Clin Res 6:589. doi: 10.4172/2155-6148.1000589

Copyright: © 2015 Viggiano A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Background: Auto-algometry has been previously proposed as a toll to evaluate hypertension-associated hypoalgesia. The aim of the present work was to confirm the robustness of this method and to evaluate other possible variables associated with hypertension and hypoalgesia.

Methods: All routinary ambulatory data were collected from 111 hypertensive subjects along with the evaluation of pain threshold assessed with the auto-algometer.

Results: The results confirmed the sensibility of the auto-algometer in revealing the hypertension-associated hypoalgesia and revealed unexpected higher pain thresholds in patients consuming angiotensin receptor 1 antagonists compared to patients consuming other medications.

Conclusion: The results encourage the use of the auto-algometer to study unexplored mechanisms involved in hypertension and in hypoalgesia.

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