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This trial is testing a new way to provide deep brain stimulation (DBS) for people with chronic pain that has not been relieved by other treatments. DBS involves surgically placing a small device in the brain that sends electrical signals to specific areas. The goal of this trial is to find out whether DBS is more effective when it is turned on only when needed, rather than continuously.
University of California, San FranciscoLead Sponsor
2,262 Previous Clinical Trials
11,470,094 Total Patients Enrolled
10 Trials studying Chronic Pain
811 Patients Enrolled for Chronic Pain
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)NIH
1,250 Previous Clinical Trials
452,343 Total Patients Enrolled
7 Trials studying Chronic Pain
737 Patients Enrolled for Chronic Pain
Prasad Shirvalkar, MD, PhDLead Sponsor
Edward Chang, M.D.Principal InvestigatorUniversity of California, San Francisco
1 Previous Clinical Trials
10 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Chronic Pain
10 Patients Enrolled for Chronic Pain
Prasad Shirvalkar, M.D., Ph.D.Principal InvestigatorUniversity of California, San Francisco
Age 18+ · All Participants · 10 Total Inclusion Criteria
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The text discusses different types of pain that can be experienced after a stroke or spinal cord injury
nerves, is an appropriate preoperative workup
A preoperative MRI done within one year that doesn't show any abnormalities near the target nerves is appropriate for someone who is experiencing Phantom limb pain.
For patients with post-stroke pain who have an ischemic stroke, the MRI must show a lesion in the contralateral brainstem, thalamus, or cortex
The average pain reported over the past thirty days is greater than five on a 0-10 numeric rating scale.
The patient has not responded adequately to at least one antidepressant, one anti-seizure medication and one oral narcotic, with current stable doses of medications.
Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.