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 dorit pud

Academic Rank: Professor



Years Institute Department Degree
1978-1982 The Hebrew University, Jerusalem School of nursing, Faculty of Medicine B.Sc in nursing, registered nurse (RN).
1993-1997 University of Tel-Aviv Department of nursing, Sackler school of Medicine M.A in nursing.
1998-2002 Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa Medical school Ph.D. in neurophysiology.
2003-2006 University of Aalborg, Denmark Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI) center Ph.D. in Biomedical Science



  • Pud, D., Eisenberg, E., Spitzer, A., Adler, R., Frid, J. and Yarnizky, D. (1998). The NMDA receptor antagonist amantadine reduces surgical neuropathic pain in cancer patients: A preliminary double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Pain, 75, 349-354.
  • Eisenberg, E. and Pud, D. (1998). Can patients with chronic neuropathic pain be cured by acute administration of the NMDA receptor antagonist amantadine? Pain, 74, 337-339
  • Medrik-Goldberg, T., Lifschitz, D., Pud, D., Adler, R. and Eisenberg, E. (1999). Intravenous lidocaine, amantadine and placebo in the treatment of sciatica: a double blinded randomized controlled study. Regional Anesthesia Pain Med, 24 (6), 534-540.
  • Eisenberg, E., Pultorak, Y., Pud, D. and Bar-El, Y. (2001). Prevalence and characteristics of post coronary artery bypass grafting pain (PCP). Pain, 92 (1-2), 11-17.
  • Pud, D. (2004) Personal past experience with opioid consumption affects attitudes and knowledge related to pain management. Pain Management Nursing, 5 (4) 153-159.
  • Eisenberg, E., Erlich, T., Zinder, O., Lichinsky, S., Diamond, E., Pud, D. and Davar, G. (2004) Plasma endothelin-1 levels and Pain in Patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. European Journal of Pain, 8 (6) 533-538.
  • Grath, M., Massalha, W., Pud, D., Adler R. and Eisenberg E. (2004) Can co-administration of oxycodone and morphine produce antinociceptive synergy in humans? Results of an experimental model of cold-induced pain. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 58 (3) 235-42.
  • Pud, D., Eisenberg, E., Sprecher, E., Rogowski, Z. and Yarnitsky, D. (2004) The Tridimensional Personality Theory and pain: harm avoidance and reward dependence traits correlate with pain perception in healthy volunteers. European Journal of Pain, 8 (1) 31-38.
  • Bar-El, Y., Gilboa‚B., Unger, N., Pud, D. and Eisenberg, E. (2005) Skeletonized versus pedicled internal mammary artery: impact of surgical technique on post
  • CABG surgery pain. European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, 27(6) 1065-1069.
  • Molassiotis, A., Margulies, A., Fernandez-Ortega, P., Pud, D., Panteli, V., Bruyns, I., Scott, JA., Gudmundsdottir, G., Browall, M., Madsen, E., Ozden, G., Magri, M., Selvekerova, S., Platin, N., Kearney, N. and Patiraki, E. (2005) Complementary and Alternative Medicine use inpatients with haematological malignancies in Europe. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 11(2) 105-110.
  • Pud, D., Sprecher, E. and Yarnitsky D. (2005) Homotopic and heterotopic effects of endogenous analgesia in healthy volunteers. Neuroscience Letters, 380 (3) 209-213.
  • Molassiotis, A., Fernadez-Ortega, P., Pud, D., Platin, N., Scott, J.A., Panteli, V., Margulies, A., Browall, M., Magri, M., Selvekerova, S., Madsen, E., Milovics, L., Bruyns, I ., Gudmundsdottir, G., Hummerston, S., Patiraki, E., Kearney, N. and Ahmad, A.M.A. (2005) Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in cancer patients: a European survey. Annals of Oncology, 16 (4) 655-663.
  • Pud, D. and Amit A. (2005) Anxiety as a predictor of pain magnitude following termination of first-trimester pregnancy. Pain Medicine, 6 (2) 143-148.
  • Reznikov, I., Pud, D. and Eisenberg, E. (2005) Oral opioid administration and hyperalgesia in patients with cancer or chronic non-malignant pain. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 60 (3) 311-318.
  • Pud , D., Andersen, OK., Arendt-Nielsen, L., Eisenberg, E. and Yarnitsky, D. (2005) Vasomotor response to cold stimulation in human capsaicin-induced hyperalgesic area. Experimental Brain Research, 164(3) 334-340.
  • Pud, D., Kaner, E,. Morag, A., Ben-Ami, S. and Yaffe, A. (2005) Use of complementary and alternative medicine among cancer patients in Israel. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 9(2) 124-130.
  • Eisenberg, E., Backonja, M., Fillingim, RB., Pud, D., Hord, DE., King, GW. and Stojanovic, MP. (2006) Quantitative sensory testing for spinal cord stimulation in patients with chronic neuropathic pain. Pain Practice, 6(3), 161-165
  • Pud, D., Andersen, OK., Arendt-Nielsen, L. and Yarnitsky, D. (2006) Transient cold pain has no effect on cotaneous vasodilation induced by capsaicin: A randomized-crossover-control study in healthy subjects. European Journal of Physiology, 452 (2) 218-212.
  • Pud, D., Cohen, D., Lawental, E. and Eisenberg, E. (2006) Opioids and abnormal pain perception: new evidence from a study of chronic opioid addicts and healthy subjects. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 82 (3) 218-223.
  • Pud, D., Yarnitsky, D., Eisenberg, E., Andersen, OK. and Arendt-Nielsen, L. (2006) Effects of cold stimulation on secondary hyperalgesia (HA) induced by capsaicin in healthy volunteers. Experimental Brain Research, 170 (1) 22-29.
  • Molassiotis, A., Scott, JA., Kearney, N., Pud, D., Magri, M., Selvekerova, S., Bruyns, I., Fernadez-Ortega, P., Panteli, V., Margulies, A., Gudmundsdottir, G., Milovics, L., Ozden, G., Platin N. and Patiraki, E. (2006) Complementary and alternative medicine use in breast cancer patients in Europe. Supportive Care Cancer, 14 (3) 260-267.
  • Molassiotis, A., Ozden, G., Platin, N., Scott, JA., Pud, D., Fernandez-Ortega, P., Milovics, L., Panteli, V., Gudmundsdottir, G., Browal, M., Madsen, E. and Kearney, N. (2006) Complementary and alternative medicine use in patients with head and neck cancers in Europe. European Journal of Cancer Care, 15 (1) 19-24.
  • Albrecht, PJ., Hines, SJ., Eisenberg, E., Pud, D., Finlay, DR., Connolly, MK., Pare, M., Davar, G. and Rice, FL. (2006) Pathologic alterations of cutaneous innervation and vasculature in affected limbs from patients with complex regional pain syndrome. Pain, 120 (3) 244-266.
  • Pud, D. and Sapir, S. (2006) The effects of noxious heat, auditory stimulation and cognitive load on perceived pain and mental fatigue in healthy volunteers. Pain, 120 (1-2) 155-160 (Equal authorship).
  • Pud, D., Yarnitsky, D., Sprecher, E., Rogowski, Z., Adler, R. and Eisenberg, E. (2006) Can personality traits and gender predict the response to morphine? An experimental cold pain study. European Journal of Pain, 10 (2) 103-112.
  • Eisenberg E., Cohen, D., Lawental E., Pud D. (2007) Personality traits and sensitivity to pain in chronic opioids addicts. Journal of Opioid Management, 3 (4), 225-230.
  • Eisenberg, E., Pud, D., Koltun, L. and Loven, D. (2007) The effect of early administration of the NMDA receptor antagonist amantadine on the development of post-mastectomy pain syndrome: A prospective pilot study. Journal of Pain, 8(3), 223-229.
  • Sapir, S. and Pud, D. (2008) Does experimental pain affect auditory processing of speech-relevant signals? A study in healthy young adults. Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology 19 (3-4) 281-299.
  • Ram, K., Eisenberg, E., Haddad M., and Pud, D. (2008) Oral opioid use alters DNIC but not cold pain perception in patients with chronic pain - new perspective of opioid induced hyperalgesia. Pain 139 (2) 431-438.
  • Granot, M., Weissman-Fogel, I., Crispel, Y., Pud, D., Granovsky, Y., Sprecher, E., Yarnitsky, D. (2008) Determinants of endogenous analgesia magnitude in a diffuse noxious inhibitory control (DNIC) paradigm: do conditioning stimulus painfulness, gender and personality variables matter? Pain 136 (1-2) 142-149.
  • Weissman-Fogel, I., Sprecher, E., Pud, D. (2008) Effects of catastrophizing on pain perception and pain modulation. Experimental Brain Research 186 (1) 79-85.
  • Pud, D., Ben Ami, S., Cooper, BA., Aouizerat, BE., Cohen, D., Radiano, R., Naveh, P., Nikkhou-Abeles, R., Hagbi, V., Kachta, O., Yaffe, A. and Miaskowski, C. (2008) The symptom experience of oncology outpatients has a different impact on quality of life outcomes. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 35 (2), 162-170.
  • Treister R, Pud D, Ebstein RP, Liba E, Gershon E, Haddad M, and Eisenberg E. (2009) Associations between polymorphisms in dopamine neurotransmitter pathway genes and pain response in healthy humans. Pain 147 (1-3) 187-193.
  • Pud D, Golan Y, Pesta R. (2009) Hand dominancy - A feature affecting sensitivity to pain Neuroscience Letters 467 (3) 237-240.
  • Pud, D., Granovsky, Y. and Yarnitsky, D. (2009) The methodology of experimentally induced diffuse noxious inhibitory control (DNIC)-like effect in humans - Topical review. Pain 144 (1-2) 16-19.
  • Eisenberg, E., Midbary, A., Haddad, M. and Pud, D. (2010) Predicting the analgesic effect to oxycodone by 'static' and 'dynamic' quantitative sensory testing in healthy subjects. Pain 151 (1), 104-109.
  • Treister, R., Eisenberg, E., Gershon, E., Haddad, M., and Pud, D. (2010) Factors affecting - and relationships between - different modes of endogenous pain modulation in healthy volunteers. European Journal of Pain 14, 608-614
  • Moont, R., Pud, D., Sprecher, E., Sharvit, G. and Yarnitsky, D. (2010) ‘Pain inhibits pain' mechanism: Is pain modulation simply due to distraction? Pain 150, 113-120
  • Drach-Zahavy, A. and Pud, D. (2010) Learning mechanisms to limit medication administration errors Journal of Advanced Nursing 66(4), 794-805.
  • Treister, R., Pud, D., Ebstein RP, Liba E, Gershon, E., Haddad, M., and Eisenberg, E. (2011) Association between polymorphisms in serotonin and dopamine related genes and endogenous analgesia. Journal of Pain 12(8):875-83
  • Defrin, R., Eli, I. and Pud, D. (2011) The effect of ethnicity and religion on gender role expectations of pain. Gender Medicine 8(3) 172-183
  • Nahman- Averbuch, H., Yarnitsky, D., Granovsky, Y., Sprecher, E., Steiner, M. and Pud, D. (2011) Pro-nociceptive pain modulation in patients with painful chemotherapy-induced polyneuropathy. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 42(2) 229-238
  • Moont, R., Crispel, Y., Lev, R., Pud, D. and Yarnitsky, D. (2011) Temporal changes in cortical activation during conditioned pain modulation (CPM), a LORETA study. Pain 152 (7) 1469-1477.
  • Pud, D. (2011) Gender differences in predicting quality of life in cancer patients with pain. European Journal of Oncology Nursing 15 486-491
  • Golan-Vered, Y. and Pud, D., (2012) Chemotherapy induced neuropathic pain (CINP) and its relation to cluster symptoms in breast cancer patients treated with Paclitaxel Pain Practice doi: 10.1111/j.1533-2500.2012.00554.x.
  • Moont, R., Crispel, Y., Lev, R., Pud, D., and Yarnitsky, D. (2012) Temporal changes in cortical activation during distraction from pain: A comparative LORETA study with conditioned pain modulation. Brain Research 30;1435:105-17
  • Treister, R., Eisenberg, E., Lawental, E., Pud, D. (2012) Is opioid induced hyperalgesia reversible? A study on active and former opioid addicts and drug naïve controls Journal of Opioid Management  8(6) 343-50.
  • Suzan, E., Eisenberg, E., Treister, R., Haddad, M., Pud, D. (2013) The double-edged sword of hydromorphone therapy: a reverse correlation between hyperalgesia and analgesia in patients with neuropathic (radicular) pain. Pain Physician 16 65-76
  • Treister, R., Pud, D., Ebstein, R.P., and Eisenberg, E.  (2013) Dopamine transporter genotype dependent effects of apomorphine on cold pain tolerance in healthy volunteers Plos One 8(5): e63808. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063808
  • Suzan, E., Midbari, A., Treister, R., Haddad, M., Pud, D., Eisenberg, E. (2013) Temporal summation (TS) but not Conditioned Pain Modulation (CPM) is altered by oxycodone: Preclinical findings and possible relations to mechanisms of opioid analgesia. Pain (in press)
  • Treister, R., Pud, D., and Eisenberg, E. (2013) The Dopamine agonist apomorphine enhances conditioned pain modulation in healthy humans. Neuroscience Letters (in press)


  • Yarnitsky, D. and Pud, D. (2004) Quantitative sensory testing. In: Binnie C., Cooper R., Mauguiere F., Osselton JW., Prior P. and Tedman B. (Eds.). Clinical Neurophysiology. Revised and enlarged edition. EMG, Nerve conduction and evoked potentials. Vol. 1, Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 309-336.