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Multimodal Pain Therapy After Hernia Repair (NCT03792295)

This is a randomized, non-blinded study comparing the effects of multimodal pain management (ibuprofen, tylenol, and narcotics/oxycodone as needed) for relief of post-operative pain in patients who undergo hernia repair....
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NCATS Announces HEAL Design Challenges to Inspire Innovative Opioid Crisis Solutions

  The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites innovators to submit novel design solutions for its ASPIRE (A Specialized Platform for Innovative...
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NIH Needs Your Innovative Research Ideas Through Our Newly Announced NIH HEAL Initiative Funding Opportunities

NIH leadership from across the agency has been working diligently over the past several months to identify areas of greatest opportunity for research to address the national opioid crisis. They've announced new fund...
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Benzodiazepines for the Reduction of Distress and Pain During and After Emergency Department Care (NCT03756038)

In this proposal, the investigators will determine if a single dose of oral lorazepam reduces distress, pain severity, and need for opiate analgesics both in the ED and in the acute recovery period after discharge. The i...
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Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Subacromial Impingement Syndrome (NCT03752619)

Shoulder pain accounts for 16% of all musculoskeletal complaints in the healthy adult population. Subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) is the most common cause of shoulder pain. Many patients with chronic pain from sub...
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Digital Behavioral Pain Medicine for Orthopedic Trauma Surgery Patients (NCT03764839)

The primary purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a perioperative digital behavioral pain medicine intervention delivered to orthopedic trauma surgery patients (compared to an ...
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TENS and Heat for Reducing Back Pain in Humans (NCT03740750)

Lower back pain is one of the most common and most expensive impairments costing time and expense in the work force today. With the effects on cognitive skills and addictive side effects of opioids and other prescription...
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Randomized Trial of Telephonic Pain Self-Management to Promote Opioid Tapering (NCT03743402)

In the Pain Self-Management Training for Opioid Taper (PSMOT) study, the effectiveness of a multicomponent intervention will be tested, compared with usual care, on opioid dose and pain outcomes among patients on high do...
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