• Mølleparkvej 4, 4. sal

    9000 Aalborg


Organization profile

Organisation profile

Mech-Sense was established in 2003 and has since been a major interdisciplinary research centre that involves basic, translational and clinical research focusing on the following areas:

  1. Gastrointestinal physiology and visceral pain
  2. Quantitative sensory testing
  3. The autonomic nervous system and electrophysiology
  4. Pharmacology
  5. Motility
  6. Imaging
  7. Clinical research with focus on pancreatology and diabetes

The Centre is strongly integrated with Centre for Pancreatic Diseases and is located at Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. There is collaboration with research groups locally at the hospital (especially Department of Radiology and Steno Diabetes Centre), in Denmark and in 32 other countries. Researchers from the centre are represented in a number of scientific forums and has extensive research production, and constantly around 8-10 PhD. students from a variety of countries. Read more at www.mech-sense.com

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Pain Medicine & Life Sciences
Chronic Pancreatitis Medicine & Life Sciences
Opioid Analgesics Medicine & Life Sciences
Oxycodone Medicine & Life Sciences
Healthy Volunteers Medicine & Life Sciences
Electroencephalography Medicine & Life Sciences
Placebos Medicine & Life Sciences
Morphine Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2013 2020

A clinically feasible method for the assessment and characterization of pain in patients with chronic pancreatitis

Phillips, A. E., Faghih, M., Kuhlmann, L., Larsen, I. M., Drewes, A. M., Singh, V. K., Yadav, D., Olesen, S. S. & Pancreatic Quantitative Sensory Testing (P-QST) Working Group, Jan 2020, In : Pancreatology. 20, 1, p. 25-34

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Chronic Pancreatitis
Pain Measurement
Reference Values

Effects of Vortioxetine and Escitalopram on electroencephalographic recordings - A randomized, crossover trial in healthy males

Nissen, T. D., Laursen, B., Viardot, G., ĺHostis, P., Danjou, P., Sluth, L. B., Gram, M., Bastlund, J. F., Christensen, S. R. & Drewes, A. M., Jan 2020, In : Neuroscience. 424, p. 172-181

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Cross-Over Studies

Gastrointestinal pain

Drewes, A. M., Olesen, A. E., Farmer, A. D., Szigethy, E., Rebours, V. & Olesen, S. S., 6 Jan 2020, In : Nature Reviews. Disease Primers. 6, 1, 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Visceral Pain
Central Nervous System Sensitization
Somatoform Disorders
Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Tine Maria Hansen


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