How is RSDSA using your donation to advance innovative research into new diagnostic methods and treatments for CRPS and other neuroinflammatory diseases? Paul Charlesworth, RSDSA board president, Karen Richards, and others share their personal stories and commitment to RSDSA. Mark Cooper, PhD, member of the RSDSA board and the Scientific Advisory Committee explains some exciting new research that could greatly impact treatment.
CRPS Research Study in San Diego
RSDSA has received information about an exciting new CRPS Research Study being conducted by the UCSD Center for Brain and Cognition. They are currently looking for study participants in the San Diego area. For details please email UCSD lab at: email@example.com or call weekdays 858.534.6240.
The Accurate Study
The purpose of the ACCURATE study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Axium Neurostimulation System for the treatment of chronic neuropathic lower limb pain due to CRPS or post-surgical nerve damage. Patients must be 22-75, have chronic lower limb pain for more than 6 months and have not previously used a spinal cord stimulator for their chronic pain. The trial is free for participants and patients are able to keep the permanent device, once the temporary device shows benefit to the patient.
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.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for CRPS
We are conducting a small "pilot" study to determine whether Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) can help the symptoms of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). We hope to use this information to guide future larger studies to test this as a potential new treatment.
ResearchMatch is a not-for-profit effort that brings together researchers and people who are willing to learn more about research studies via a secure and convenient online web portal.
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.
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.