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John (Kip) Krammer, PhD
School of Kinesiology
Faculty of Education
ICORD-Blusson Spinal Cord Centre at Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia
My current research interests are focused on understanding the relationships between spinal cord injuries and neuropathic pain. Using a technique known as Contact Heat Evoked Potential stimulation (CHEPs), I apply a heat stimulus to an area of the body such as the limbs, and analyze recordings of electrical signals reaching the brain, allowing diagnostics of the spinal cord sensory pathway. I am currently optimizing protocols to determine if CHEPs can be used to diagnose small fiber neuropathy.
Research Keywords: Clinical trials, MRI, Neuropathic pain, Outcome measures, Neurophysiology, Electrophysiology, Neuroanatomy, Neural Plasticity