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Racial and ethnic differences in experimental pain sensitivity: systematic review and meta-analysis

Kim, Hee Juna; Yang, Gee Sua; Greenspan, Joel D.b; Downton, Katherine D.c; Griffith, Kathleen A.d; Renn, Cynthia L.d; Johantgen, Mege; Dorsey, Susan G.d,*

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doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000731



In the above article, which published in the February 2017 issue of PAIN, the authors have identified the following errors, which they wish to correct:

  1. The last two sentences in the Temporal summation of pain section should be replaced with “Another study did not show TS differences of pain report between Native Americans and NHWs, however, there were group differences in TS of the nociceptive flexion reflex [52]. Specifically, the Native American group showed reduced summation of NFR indicating a dampening of signals in the spinal cord [52].”
  2. In table 6, the Simulation Site of the Palit et al.[52]’s study should be replaced with “retromalleolar pathway of sural nerve at the ankle”.
  3. In table 8, The Simulation Site of the Palit et al. 2013 [52] should be replaced with “sural nerve at the ankle”, the Method with “electric stimulation”, and Summation with “No difference on pain rating; NHW > Native Americans on nociceptive flexion reflex”.
  4. In Table 9, the Sample size of Palit et al., 2013 [53]’s study should be corrected to “41 (Native American=21, NHW=20)”.

The authors wish to express their appreciation to Dr. J. Rhudy for bringing these errors to their attention.

PAIN. 158(10):2055, October 2017.

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