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2009 Rachel Tobias Young Pain Research Investigator Award
Final Report and Lay Summary
Body perception disturbances in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
2011 Rachel Tobias Young Pain Research Investigator Award
2010 Rachel Tobias
Pain Research Young
RSDSA Launches Major Study on the Natural History and Long-Term Health Effects of CRPS
Final Report: RSDSA and RSDhope Grant
and American RSDHope Award Research Grant to the Children's
Hospital of Los Angeles)
Recent RSDSA-funded Research
Author: Sharma A, Agarwal S, Broatch J, Raja SN
Title: A Web-Based Cross-Sectional Epidemiological Survey of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Source: Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2009;34(2):110-115.
Remission and Recurrence of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Analysis of a Web-based Survey
2007-2008 Tobias Grant Fosters the Intersection of Engineering and Medicine in CRPS Diagnosis and Treatment
Author: Siegel SM, Lee JW, Oaklander AL
Title: Needlestick Distal Nerve Injury in Rats Models Symptoms of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Source: International Anesthesia Research Society. 2007;105:1820-1829.
Supported by Public Health Service grant NINDS R01NS42866, The Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Association of America, and the National Organization for Rare Disorders.
The Rachel Tobias
Young Pain Research Investigator Awarded to Oaklander and
Contralesional mirror-pain and nerve damage; investigation
of mechanisms in the DNI rat model of CRPS, Drs. Oaklander
and Lee, Harvard Medical School.
Author: Agarwal S, Broatch J, Raja SN
Epidemiological Survey of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
A demographically-based epidemiological clinical study on
CRPS diagnosis and treatment.
Clinical Study at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York
Pilot Study on Safety and Efficacy of the Non-Invasive Transcranial Stimulation to Relieve Neuropathic Pain in Patients with CRPS. Click here for details.
View the interim report of the study here.
Clinical Research Studies
ClinicalTrials.gov: Current Clinical Trials Regarding CRPS
Clinical trials for Complex regional pain syndrome on NHS Choices
Information provided by WHO International Clinical Trials Registry
Botox and Chronic Pain: A New Research Study
Effects of Vaporized Marijuana on Neuropathic Pain
Regional Anesthesia Military Battlefield Pain Outcomes Study (RAMBPOS)
The purpose of this study is to examine the short and long-term benefits of implementing early advanced regional anesthesia techniques for pain control, such as reducing pain disability and the incidence and severity of mental health disorders, following major traumatic injuries to extremities encountered during combat in the Iraqi/Afghanistan war.
Chronic Pain Clinical Trial:
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Repository
Drexel University is currently recruiting for a CSF repository that would allow the use of CSF in biochemical studies of various neurologic diseases. Click here for more information.
Dystonia and CRPS Study
The NIH/NINDS is sponsoring an outpatient research study assessing patients with Focal Dystonia (FD). Click here for more information.
Autonomic Dysfunction and Spinal Cord Stimulation in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Patients diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome are needed for a study investigating how the autonomous nervous system works before Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant and after. For criteria and contact information, please click here.
Brain fMRI for
Children and Adolescents with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Children and adolescents (ages 9 to 20) may be eligible
to participate in a clinical research study conducted by
the Children's Hospital Boston and McLean Hospital in Belmont,
Massachusetts. Click here for more information.
The New York University Pain Management Center and the NYU
Department of Neurosciences are exploring the value of a
very sophisticated, but totally non-invasive, test for the
initial diagnosis and the response to treatment of CRPS
I (RSD). This is a research, not treatment, study.
of Chronic Pain using Real Time fMRI
Neurotropin to treat pain associated with
complex regional pain syndromes I and II (RSD and Causalgia)
of the NINDS State of the Science Meeting
From In Pain, Out of Work, and Can't Pay The Bills
Guide to Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome
A resource guide for the person with CRPS. Each guide has
current and relevant CRPS research organized into categories
for easy reading. Free updates are provided for 1 year.
Curing Chronic Pain—Hope on the horizon?
By Linda Watkins, PhD
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ResearchMatch has a simple goal - to bring together two groups of people who are looking for one another: (1) people who are trying to find research studies, and (2) researchers who are looking for people to participate in their studies. It is a free and secure registry that has been developed by major academic institutions across the country who want to involve you in the mission of helping today's studies make a real difference for everyone's health in the future.
Spreading of complex regional pain syndrome: not a random
Does CRPS-I spread from
the original site of appearance?
Is Spinal Cord Stimulation useful
in the management of CRPS?
Is CRPS-I associated
Radio show (12 MB mp3)
Jordan Rich's interview with Anne Louise Oaklander, MD,
PhD, director of the Nerve Injury Unit at Massachusetts
General Hospital, April 2006.
New Study Finds Nerve
Damage in CRPS
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have
found the first evidence of a physical abnormality underlying
CRPS I. In the February 2005 issue of the journal Pain,
they describe finding that skin affected by CRPS-I pain
appears to have lost some small-fiber nerve endings, a change
characteristic of other neuropathic pain syndromes.
And a Little Mollusk
Shall Lead Us
By Ying Ju Sung, PhD
April 11, 2011