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The purpose of this study is to evaluate safety and efficacy of EMA401 compared to placebo in patients with painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN).
Some patients with dry eye may have severe disabling neuropathic pain. They describe spontaneous pain, dysesthesia, hyperalgesia or even allodynia. It is classical to note an important discordance between the high intensity of the symptoms and the poverty of the clinical signs. These pains are often unrecognized and therefore often not sufficiently treated. A significant impact on patient's quality of life may occur. The concept of ocular neuropathic pain being relatively recent, few studies have focused on the subject at present. Our study aims to shed light on these pains in patients consulting for dry eyes at the Ophthalmological Foundation A. de Rothschild. The objective of our study is to describe precisely the characteristics of neuropathic eye pain and the visual, general and psychological repercussions in these patients.
This randomized, crossover sham controlled trial with sham intended to study the effect of electrical stimulation on peripheral nerve (spinal accessory nerve) with acupuncture needle in healthy subjects aims to access the effect o electrical stimulation of accessory spinal nerve in cortical activation, muscular perfusion and autonomic response in healthy subjects. Participants will be assessed through measure changes in cortical activation, local muscular peripheral perfusion and autonomic responses before and after intervention and intervention-sham, and crossed after a period of wash-out. The design aims to contribute to assessment of one electroacupuncture's techniques by measuring some of the physiological effects caused by peripheral stimulation.
This study evaluates the incidence of intravascular injection during cervical transforaminal epidural block using blunt needle, compared to the sharp needle. The investigators will performed cervical transforaminal epidural block using blunt-type block needle in half of participants or sharp-type block needle in the other half.
The purpose of this study is to determine if electrical stimulation (small levels of electricity) in addition to the standard of care can safely and effectively reduce pain following total knee replacement more than the standard of care, alone. This study involves a device called the SPRINT Beta System. The SPRINT Beta System delivers mild electrical stimulation to nerves in the leg that received the knee replacement. The SPRINT Beta System includes a small wire (called a "lead") that is placed through the skin in the upper leg. It also includes a device worn on the body that delivers stimulation (called the SPRINT Beta Stimulator). About half the subjects in this study will receive the SPRINT Beta system (treatment group) and half will not (control group). Both groups will receive the standard of care.
Experimental and clinical studies have indicated that acupuncture has a good effect for depression and comorbid pain. The purpose of this research is to compare the effect of comprehensive electro-acupuncture therapy and western medicine citalopram for for depressive disorder with comorbid psychogenic pain. This research is a assessor blinded, randomized controlled trials. 60 patients will be randomly divided into comprehensive electro-acupuncture group and western medicine citalopram for 8 weeks treatment and the therapeutic effect is done at the end of 1,2,4,6,8 week.
Pain assessment is crucial in clinical practice. Currently, subjective self-report is considered the most appropriate method to evaluate pain. Although several methods to assess pain objectively exist, the lack of a golden standard still remains. This pilot study assesses the changes in pupil dilation (PD) and the analgesia nociception index (ANI) as a measure of pain in healthy, conscious, male volunteers in a highly standardized and individualized environment. Nineteen subjects received three blocks of 4 individualized electrical stimulus intensities, ranging from no to severe pain. Subjects reported their perceived severity of each individual stimulus, enabling the comparison of changes in PD and ANI in relation to both administered stimulus intensities and perceived pain severities. PD and ANI were measured before and after each administration of a stimulus.
This study is a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to assess the feasibility, tolerability, and safety of using opioid receptor antagonists (naltrexone and nalmefene) to treat pain among HIV-infected persons with heavy alcohol use and chronic pain.
Psychiatric comorbidities in patient with Painful Peripheral neuropathy
There is evidence, of a single randomized controlled trial, that CFT is better than combined manual therapy and motor control exercise for chronic low back pain. However, this study had significant methodological shortcomings regarding the failure to carry out the intention to treat analysis and a considerable loss of follow-up of patients. As it is, it is important to carry out more studies involving CFT compared to other interventions already used in clinical practice and to correct these methodological shortcomings. Therefore, the aim of the study is to assess the efficacy of Cognitive Functional Therapy in patients with chronic non specific low back pain.