Brain gray matter alterations in Chinese patients with chronic knee osteoarthritis pain based on voxel-based morphometry
JournalMedicine (United States)
PublisherLippincott Williams and Wilkins
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AbstractAltered cerebral gray matter volume (GMV) is commonly found in patients with chronic pain. Chronic pain is the prominent characteristic of knee osteoarthritis (KOA), yet little is known about its morphological changes in the brain. Here an MRI study was performed to examine the structural brain abnormalities in 30 KOA patients with knee pain and age-matched healthy subjects. We detected that the patients exhibited significant almost 2-fold age-related decreases of GMV compared to healthy controls. Moreover, KOA patients also had significant loss of regional GMV including in the bilateral orbital frontal cortex (OFC), the right lateral prefrontal cortex (lPFC), and precentral and postcentral cortices. In addition, a high proportion of KOA patients exerted abnormal scores of Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD), Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAMA), Mini Mental State examination (MMSE), and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) compare to controls. Our results imply that chronic pain conditions which preferentially involve PFC might consider as a "cognitive state." And emotion and cognitive function about chronic pain should be highly regarded. Copyright © 2018 the Author(s).
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