With QST, the medical doctor gets more information about how the nerve fibers work that are needed to perceive heat and cold, and therefore to feel pain. This allows the doctor to make a detailed diagnosis and suggest the best treatment.
Would you like to know more about QST? Follow all the information closely here and watch informative webinars.
What exactly is QST? QST stands for quantitative sensory testing. Some people have a condition that involves pain that is difficult to treat. The functioning of your nervous system and pain are closely related. So it’s important to gain insights into how pain problems arise. Using a QST device, we can measure pain thresholds, which gives more insights into how the body responds to pain and whether there will be improvements with any treatments.
There are several different types of QST measurements. Below we have some webinars that explain the science behind using the QST and discuss which tests are indicative. In addition, the webinars review case reports on how QST has contributed to better pain management.
The TSA2 Air is a new device suitable for performing QST and other thermal stimulation. It is an air-cooled device that has the latest cooling technology. But what is the purpose of the TSA2 Air device? The use of this device can help diagnose various types of somatosensory abnormalities resulting from central or peripheral nerve damage or dysfunction, using heat and cold.
Want to know about the benefits or exactly how this device works? Then be sure to watch the webinar about the TSA2 Air.
QST part 1: Leading the way to better pain treatment
In a series of three different webinars, QST is explained in detail. The first part is about the science behind quantitative sensory testing in the pain clinic. Prof. Dahan from Leiden University Medical Center explains the first part for you. Watch this webinar if you want to know more about the science behind QST.
QST part 2: A practical guide
The second part of the series on QST discusses commonly used methods and tools. This allows different variants of sensory abnormalities to be covered. Dr. van Velzen from Leiden University Medical Center explains this topic for you. Would you like to know more about this? Then be sure to watch the webinar.
QST part 3: The road to better pain management
In the final part of this three-part webinar series, the clinical applicability of QST is discussed and a case study is explained about a patient. In addition, the additive function of QST in clinical practice is discussed and its use for individualized pain treatment is explained. Dr. Niesters from Leiden University Medical Center explains it for you in following webinar.