Virtual Reality (Oculus Go) for Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Sphincter of Oddi DysfunctionVirtual Reality (Oculus Go) - Device
18 - 65
All Sexes

Study Summary

This trial is testing if virtual reality can help manage the chronic pain of patients with Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction type III, who have not been helped by other treatments.

Treatment Effectiveness

Phase-Based Effectiveness

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 6 weeks

6 weeks
Pain scores

Trial Safety

Phase-Based Safety

1 of 3

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo Group
All patients enrolled in this trial will receive the new treatment.

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Virtual Reality
1 of 1

Experimental Treatment

20 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Virtual Reality (Oculus Go) · No Placebo Group · N/A

Virtual Reality
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Virtual Reality (Oculus Go) · Intervention Types: Device

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 6 weeks

Who is running the clinical trial?

Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterLead Sponsor
470 Previous Clinical Trials
155,810 Total Patients Enrolled
Simon Lo, MDPrincipal InvestigatorCedars-Sinai Medical Center
2 Previous Clinical Trials
97 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18 - 65 · All Participants · 4 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
If you have depression or anxiety disorder with SOD, you must have been taking the same medication for at least 6 weeks.
You have been diagnosed with chronic abdominal pain that is typically felt on the right side and may be associated with gallbladder symptoms.
You have been experiencing pain in the upper left side of your stomach or back for at least 3 months that gets worse after eating certain foods.
You experience pain at least three times a week with an average intensity of 3 out of 10 or higher.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many individuals are actively engaging in this experiment?

"Indeed, the information posted on confirms that this medical trial is still recruiting patients. It was initially shared on August 21st 2019 and has been modified as recently as November 23rd 2022. The recruitment process will involve 20 individuals at one site." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Is this research initiative currently accepting participants?

"Yes, the information on reveals that this investigation is still recruiting participants. Launching on August 21st 2019 and edited recently on November 23rd 2022, the study requires 20 patients from one medical centre to participate." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Who qualifies for this clinical experiment?

"To be eligible to join this study, applicants must possess sphincter of oddi stenosis and lie within the age range between 18 and 65. A total of 20 individuals will be accepted for participation." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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