Virtual Reality Head set in PACU for Pain Management

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Banner University Medical Center Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Pain Management+1 More
Virtual Reality Head set in PACU - Device
Eligibility
18+
Female
Eligible conditions
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Study Summary

Virtual Reality for Postoperative Pain After Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

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Eligible Conditions

  • Pain Management

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

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Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Virtual Reality Head set in PACU will improve 3 primary outcomes in patients with Pain Management. Measurement will happen over the course of 2 week postoperative op visit.

Week 2
Meds used at home post op for pain control
Week 2
PACU satisfaction survey
Immediately following surgery
Visual Analogue scale for pain

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

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Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

No intervention
1 of 2
Virtual Reality Head set in PACU
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

This trial requires 30 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Virtual Reality Head Set In PACU 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.

Virtual Reality Head set in PACU
Device
Use of VR Headset in PACU post hysterectomy for up to 4 hours.
No intervention
Other
Routine PACU care post hysterectomy for up to 4 hours

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: immediately following surgery
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly immediately following surgery for reporting.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
N. M.
Prof. Nichole Mahnert, MD
University of Arizona

Closest Location

Banner University Medical Center Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for female patients aged 18 and older. There are 3 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Any patient undergoing laparoscopic hysterectomy
Benign indications
Dr. Jamal Mourad or Dr. Nichole Mahnert will be performing hysterectomy

Patient Q&A Section

What is virtual reality head set in pacu?

"VR is a promising procedure in the early rehabilitation of fish, but does not prevent the occurrence of adverse effects such as chronic pain, infection, tissue damage, and death in fish patients. Further study is warranted." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are common treatments for pain, postoperative?

"This literature review provides a discussion of common treatments for postoperative pain. Although a large variety of medications have been proposed for this use, only a few have shown a clear evidence that they can be considered effective for postoperative pain control." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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

"At least 2.1 million new surgeries are contemplated in 2020 and an unprecedented 2.3 million new surgeries are contemplated in 2027. Many patients will also complain of post-operative pain. The health care and public health systems should be prepared for the inevitable increase in the number of patients reporting post-operative pain." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Can pain, postoperative be cured?

"(1) Men with postoperative pain can be helped by combining non-pharmacologically proven and validated methodologies with cognitive-behavioral training; (2) pain reduction after surgery is better when patients are made to think that surgery will reduce their pain; and (3) patients' attitudes, attitudes about coping strategies, and pain coping styles have the most impact on pain reduction." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What causes pain, postoperative?

"Despite the best efforts doctors can make to diagnose early or prevent postoperative pain, it is unfortunately not possible to predict all pain cases early enough or prevent them completely. Instead, proactive, systematic pain management, which includes a multidisciplinary approach with a pain specialist, is the only remedy for postoperative pain." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the signs of pain, postoperative?

"It is thought that the first and most fundamental criterion for deciding whether a surgical procedure should be performed is the probability of benefit, since this is best determined by examination by the surgeon. The other important factor is pain, which in many respects is the most reliable indicator of the prognosis." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is pain, postoperative?

"A vast majority of patients suffered from postoperative pain intensity. The mean pain score for the surgical department was 5.0. The mean in the PACU was 4.8. Although there is a tendency of the mean pain index decrease in the PACU, this trend was not statistically significant (p=0.1)." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Have there been other clinical trials involving virtual reality head set in pacu?

"The current study confirms that VR Headsets have an analgesic effect in pacu. Further studies are needed to explore the implications of these virtual reality techniques in the management of animals subjected to pain." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the latest research for pain, postoperative?

"There was low quality research to support or refute recommendations regarding [pain management](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/pain-management) for children after surgeries. There was some evidence to supports the use of gabapentin for chronic postoperative pain in children. There is a need for more research in this area." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Is virtual reality head set in pacu typically used in combination with any other treatments?

"The use of virtual reality head set is an effective and safe treatment for managing pain in pacuvaccinia after their head set surgery, as well as a complementary treatment in addition to the standard of care. There were no significant differences in response between the 2 groups." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How serious can pain, postoperative be?

"After a surgical procedure like a breast reduction, severe, persistent postoperative pain may be quite common in many breast reduction patients (39% to 64%). Moderate-to-severe pain may also be reported in many patients (34-36%), and nearly two-thirds report moderate pain. Although most women expect short-term pain to be moderate/less severe, severe pain seems to impact most breast reduction patients' self-esteem adversely. Severity and duration of pain after surgical procedures can be improved by using perioperative and postoperative pain medications, as well as by having a discussion with patients prior to the procedure about how to handle pain." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How does virtual reality head set in pacu work?

"Using a virtual reality headset for brain surgery in a fish model is feasible. It can be used to teach trainees operating in this model, avoiding the use of invasive tools, which are associated with increased postoperative stress." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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