Abdominal binder for Pain Management

EnrollingByInvitation · 18 - 65 · Female · Dayton, OH

This study is evaluating whether an abdominal binder can reduce pain and decrease the need for pain medications for postpartum patients.

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About the trial for Pain Management

Eligible Conditions
Pain Management · Vaginal Delivery

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Abdominal Binder is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
Abdominal binder
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.

About The Treatment

First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Abdominal binder


This trial is for female patients between 18 and 65 years old. There are 5 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: Total narcotic medication use from sum of postpartum day 0 and postpartum day 1
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: Total narcotic medication use from sum of postpartum day 0 and postpartum day 1.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Abdominal binder will improve 3 primary outcomes in patients with Pain Management. Measurement will happen over the course of Average score computed from Immediately postpartum, postpartum day 0, postpartum day 1.

Patient reported average pain score
Pain score (standard scale is 1 - no pain to 10- severe pain) will be recorded by nursing staff in electronic medical record per standard of care. Average pain score for postpartum day 0 and postpartum day 1 will be computed. High scores represent greater pain.
Total non-narcotic pain medication use
Total non-narcotic pain medication use recorded on MAR for postpartum day 0 and postpartum day 1
Total narcotic pain medication use
Total narcotic pain medication use (in morphine equivalents) as recorded on MAR for postpartum day 0 and postpartum day 1

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
S. B.
Prof. Sheela Barhan, Assistant Professor
Wright State University

Patient Q & A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

How serious can pain management be?

Serious pain is very rare in pain management. A recent study of over one hundred of the most common complaints in hospital emergency rooms reported that approximately 3% of the patients required hospital admission. However, the only complaint that lead to hospitalization of all the patients was nausea.

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Can pain management be cured?

Results from a recent clinical trial highlights the need to increase interest and research activity in this topic, and to provide a wider repertoire of treatments that will improve patient and healthcare system effectiveness and patient satisfaction.

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What are common treatments for pain management?

A number of therapies are used for [pain management]( These include pain relieving medication, pain relieving medications such as NSAIDs, opioids, topical anti-adhesive bandages, and oral analgesics and anti-inflammatories, such as acetaminophen, paracetamol, and ibuprofen. TENS, acupuncture, heat, massage, and counselling are also commonly used therapies for pain. Lastly, many people also seek help from herbal remedies or holistic practitioners for pain management. It is important to note though, those with chronic pain do not experience a significant improvement in pain symptoms with these therapies.

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What causes pain management?

There is no clear answer to the question of what causes [pain management]( There are also a number of specific factors that contribute to it. However, pain management is typically a collaborative process, since treatment is often based on what is best for the person, and the person's pain, rather than by a specific type of treatment. Furthermore, people can often take advantage of resources and services to help them manage their pain, which can help to keep the symptom as manageable as possible.

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What are the signs of pain management?

If any of the signs of pain are noticed by a doctor, it would point to the need to consider pain management. \nThe signs of poor pain management might include:\n1. Poor sleep\n2. Low energy\n3. Increased anxiety\n4. Loss of motivation\n5. Negative mood\n6. Weight change or loss\n\nThere are also risks of poor pain management.

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How many people get pain management a year in the United States?

Although the US has shifted to a higher use of opioids and other pain medications, the number of people getting prescriptions for pain management (with or without prescriptions for pain-modifying or -regulating drugs) in the past year has been relatively stable throughout the past 30 years (0.97 persons per 1000 population). However, over time, the number of patients with a self-reported pain severity of 7-10 was slightly higher in the first decade of the decade than in the last quarter of the decade (0.98 persons vs 0.88 persons per 1000 population). Findings from a recent study suggest that the number of people who get pain management per year is relatively stable in the United States.

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What is pain management?

The term '[pain management](' is misleading and confusing, perhaps because the management of pain does not necessarily have any meaning. Pain management involves the patient and the healthcare provider working in a common initiative to help people live with the pain of their condition, rather than purely the management of the actual pain, even though this is the basis for most discussions. The aim is the same but the process is significantly different.

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Has abdominal binder proven to be more effective than a placebo?

The data suggest that the use of an abdominal binder device decreases postoperative pain and the need for morphine analgesia following abdominal hysterectomy surgery by improving the movement of the abdominal wall muscles. Recent findings suggests that abdominal binder device may be a safer alternative to narcotic analgesics and thus may have a role in postoperative pain control after hysterectomy surgery.

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What are the latest developments in abdominal binder for therapeutic use?

In many cases, the abdominal binder has been shown to be a good solution to alleviate the pain of patients with non-specific abdominal pain. However, in the past, there have been numerous case reports about patients who would not tolerate or wouldn't benefit from an abdominal binder. These cases should not be omitted from the scope of abdominal binder treatment. Therefore, in this article, we hope to show that it is not only a good method to alleviate pain but also a very good indicator for the treatment of non-specific abdominal pain.

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Who should consider clinical trials for pain management?

Results from a recent paper support the notion that there are people willing to put themselves through a clinical trial for pain management. The next step is to develop an accurate measure of satisfaction so as to obtain the most precise sample available for clinical trial enrollment.

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What is abdominal binder?

The first abdominal binder was introduced in 1991 by John W. DePauw, a former professional boxer and professional wrestler, and the binder has since been expanded to include a variety of garments and accessories like pillows to relieve pressure and support.\nA retrospective study of 577 patients from 2 U.S. hospitals identified a significant association between use of abdominal binders and increased mortality. They concluded that abdominal binders could cause injury or worsening of preexisting conditions which could lead to death.\n\nSome commentators have criticized the abdominal binders as a medical device because abdominal binder use is tied to health risks and is unnecessary.

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Does pain management run in families?

This is the first study that supports this hypothesis in a family sample: Results showed substantial associations among maternal and paternal pain catastrophizing and the pain intensity reported by the offspring adolescent pain catastrophizing and the intensity of pain reported by the offspring adolescent. It is hypothesized that both maternal and paternal pain catastrophizing increase the risk for pain catastrophizing.

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