Hayashida K (2013) Substance P-saporin for bone cancer pain in dogs: Can man’s best friend solve the lost in translation problem in analgesic development?. Anesthesiology 119(5):999-1000. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e3182a951a2
Summary: This editorial describes the SP-SAP papers in this latest issue of Anesthesiology. The results of the paper are discussed, and the potential in using companion dogs for pain models is emphasized. While most pain models have been rodent-based, companion dogs provide models for chronic pain due to natural causes such as cancer and arthritis, along with frequent opportunity for behavioral assessments by the owner. Such assessments can be done without stress to the animal.
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