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Pilot Testing an Intervention to Facilitate Tapering in Primary Care

This study proposes to pilot test an intervention to facilitate opioid pain reliever (OPR) tapering in primary care. The intervention will incorporate a clinician embedded within primary care to follow tapering dose sche...
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Virtual Reality for the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain

Chronic low back pain is highly prevalent in US adults and is a major cause of missed work days and disability. While several treatment options exist, chronic opioids are commonly used for these conditions even though there are limited data supporting efficacy, and clear evidence of harm associated with chronic opioid administration. 

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Lower Back Biomechanics in Veterans with Non-Specific Low Back Pain

Low back pain (LBP) is strongly associated with opioid consumption among Veterans, and improved clinical management of LBP is likely to reduce reliance on opioid among Veterans. Up to 60% of patients with an acute episod...
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Scrambler Therapy for the Reduction of Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathic Pain

This trial studies how well scrambler therapy works in reducing chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain in patients with cancer. Scrambler therapy is a type of treatment that uses electrodes placed on the skin. Electricity...
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Persistent Post-Mastectomy Pain: Randomized Clinical Trial of Targeted Pain Coping Skills Training

The purpose of this study is to test a skills training program to help with coping skills for pain that was designed specifically for women with persistent pain after breast cancer surgery.

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Erector Spinae Plane Blocks (ESP) for Postoperative Pain in Lumbo-Sacral Spine Surgery

The goal of this study is to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of bilateral erector spinae plane (ESP) blocks after lumbar and lumbo-sacral spine surgery by assessing postoperative pain scores and opiate requirements as the primary outcome measures.

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Management of Chronic Pain and PTSD in Gulf War Veterans With tDCS+Prolonged Exposure

Gulf War Veterans (a DoD/VA defined service era corresponding to the first Gulf War under operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield 1990-1991), especially those who present with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), are...
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AAPM Early Investigator Research Grant Letters of Intent Due January 20

The AAPM Research Committee is seeking applications for preliminary or pilot research projects relevant to a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to pain management. Letters of intent are due Janua...
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Continuous Nerve Block vs Combination of Single Block Plus Intravenous Lidocaine for Postoperative Pain

Brief Summary:A multimodal analgesic regimen including regional anesthesia is used at UPMC Shadyside for primary thoracic and major abdominal surgeries. The current standard-of-care regional anesthesia techniques include...
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Mechanisms of Affective Touch in Chronic Pain

Brief Summary:This study compares how different types of touch found in massage therapies impact pain perception, and whether these effects differ in individuals with and without chronic pain. This study also examines ps...
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