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Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine: Patient Perspective Survey for Research Outcomes
Georgegown University: Exertional Exhaustion in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Dr. James Baraniuk, Georgetown University is recruiting patients and healthy controls for his current study. Dr. Barankiuk is investigating if there are similarities between Gulf War Illness and CFS that are related to problems in the changes in the brain in a previous study*. For more information, please go to http://fibrofightclub.tumblr.com. (*PLOSONE: Increased Brain White Matter Axial Diffusivity Associated with Fatigue, Pain and Hyperalgesia in Gulf War Illness http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0058493
CenterWatch lists thousands of industry-sponsored clinical trials which are actively recruiting patients. You can search for clinical trials by medical condition, therapeutic area and location. Go to http://centerwatch.com/clinical-trials/listings/condition/218/fibromyalgia and http://centerwatch.com/clinical-trials/listings/condition/45/chronic-pain to find information about research near you.
University of Washington: COMBAT-FM
Dr. Dennis Turk, principle investigator on Combined Behavioral and Analgesic Trial for Fibromyalgia (COMBAT-FM). A double blind efficacy study, the drug treatment (Tramadol vs placebo) will be compared with Behavioral Health Treatments (Cognitive Behavior Therapy vs Health Education) for patients with fibromyalgia. Participants are being recruited at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) and the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY). ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCTO1598753. For more information, please go to: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/study/NCT01598753?term=dworkin&rank=6#contacts
If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or believe that you have had this disease, please contact ClincialTrials.gov via their Fibromyalgia Clinical Trials contact email box at http://www.clinicaltrialsgps.com/clinical-trials-indications/fibromyalgia/ Several new trials are posted for a wide variety of studies: balance, brain imaging, medication, minimal transcranial electrotherapy, training for teens, etc. (Recruitment ends December 2014 for BEdtime SublingualTNX-102 SL as FM Intervention Therapy BESTFIT: CO, FL(2), MA, MD, MS (2), OH (3), PA, SC, WA)
University of Michigan: Brain Electrostimulation
Dr. Daniel Clauw, principle investigator on Reduced Impedance Noninvasive Cortical Electrostimulation (RINCE). An interventional study to evaluate the mechanisms of noninvasive electrostimulation therapy (RINCE). Primary outcome measure will be change from baseline in self-reported 24-hour average pain intensity. Participants are being recruited at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NPT-201-UM. For more information, please go to: http://www.clinicaltrialsgps.com/search-clinical-trials/trial-40188/?Location=2125
Albany Medical College, Neurosciences Institute: Nerve Endings
Dr. Charles Argoff, lead investigator, is looking for healthy volunteers and patients with painful fibromyalgia (FM) to take part in a research study to find out how an FDA approved medication works on nerve endings in people with FM. This FDA-approved treatment for FM may relieve FM symptoms with pain reduction and improved physical function. By relieving your fibromyalgia symptoms, you may be able to do more of the things you want and need to do. Research Protocol: DUL2009-FFMS
• Visits will be done at the Albany Medical Center Neurology Clinic in Albany, New York • Healthy volunteers will have 1 to 2 visits over approximately 2 weeks and will not be required to take study medication. • Patients with fibromyalgia will have 4 visits over 8 to 10 weeks. • Compensation will be provided.
For more information, please contact: Margaret Czerwinski, Clinical Research Nurse, at (518) 262-0034