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Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467


Purpose:

The Brigham and Women's Pain Management Center is conducting a research study for chronic pelvic pain patients due to endometriosis. The study will assess the effect of electro-stimulation for the treatment of Chronic Pelvic Pain. You may be eligible if you have chronic pelvic pain due to endometriosis, are between the ages of 21- 64, and not taking opioid medication (such as morphine or oxycodone). The study will require two visits, each lasting about 2 hours. The study takes place at the Brigham & Women's Pain Management Center, 850 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill. Please contact Chrissie Cahalan at 617-732-9014 or ccahalan1@partners.org if interested.


Study summary:

The Brigham and Women's Pain Management Center is conducting a research study for chronic pelvic pain patients due to endometriosis. The study will assess the effect of electro-stimulation for the treatment of Chronic Pelvic Pain. You may be eligible if you have chronic pelvic pain due to endometriosis, are between the ages of 21- 64, and not taking opioid medication (such as morphine or oxycodone). The study will require two visits, each lasting about 2 hours. The study takes place at the Brigham & Women's Pain Management Center, 850 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill. Please contact Chrissie Cahalan at 617-732-9014 or ccahalan1@partners.org if interested. Vitaly Napadow, Ph.D., Lic.Ac. Assistant Professor Dept. of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Female volunteers between 21 and 64 years of age with chronic pelvic pain for more than six months by self report. Six months of chronic pain is the criteria most often used in CPP research. - CPP diagnoses will include endometriosis pain. - Average pain intensity of ≥4 on a scale from 0 to 10, because <4 is considered a level with acceptable pain and function - At least an 8th grade English-reading level; English can be a second language provided that the subjects feel they understand all the questions used in the assessment measures. Exclusion Criteria: - Any interventional procedure for CPP two weeks prior to the study or during the two-week study period, such as lumbar epidural steroids, nerve root blocks, etc. - Any etiology for CPP due to a known local somatic lesion for the pain (e.g. fibroids etc.) documented by the patient's gynecologist, surgery and/or imaging. We wish to focus on functional CPP, which may be more amenable to RAVANS due to the systemic nature of VNS. - Opioid usage, either oral or intrathecal. - Surgical therapy in the previous 12 weeks, the intent to undergo surgery during the study period, or any clinically unstable systemic illness that is judged to interfere with the trial. - Non-ambulatory status - History of cardiac or nervous system disease that, in the investigator's judgment, precludes participation in the study because of a heightened potential for adverse outcome. - An inability to complete questionnaires accurately. - Cancer or other malignant disease, except carcinoma in situ of the skin - Pregnancy


NCT ID:

NCT01345331


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Vitaly Napadow, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467
United States



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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: August 31, 2019

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