tDCS Combined with a Brief Cognitive Intervention to Reduce Perioperative Pain and Opioid Requirements in Veterans Save

Date Added
October 1st, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00091450
Researcher
Jeffrey Borckardt

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Keywords
Brain, Joint, Mental Health, Military, Pain, Psychiatry, Surgery
Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine whether a new medical technology can help reduce post-operative total knee or hip pain when combined with a Cognitive-Behavioral intervention (CBI).

This new medical technology, is called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), it uses a very small amount of electricity to temporarily stimulate specific areas of the brain thought to be involved in pain reduction. The electrical current passes through the skin, scalp, hair, and skull and requires no additional medication, sedation, or needles.

This study will investigate the effects of tDCS, the Cognitive-Behavioral (CB) intervention and their combination on pain among veterans following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) or total hip arthroplasty (THA). You may benefit in the form of decreased pain and opioid requirements following your knee or hip replacement surgery. However, benefit is only likely if you are randomized to one of the 3 (out of 4) groups.

This study hopes to determine the effects of these interventions and their combined effect on post-operative pain, opioid use and functioning during the 48-hour post-operative period following a total knee or hip replacement.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Georgia Mappin
(843) 789-7104
georgia.mappin@va.gov

The Effects of Odor on Pain Perception Save

Date Added
September 4th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00080902
Researcher
Jeffrey Borckardt

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Healthy Volunteer Studies
Summary

This study aims to evaluate the effects of odor on pain perception. Specifically, this study will determine whether healthy subjects will indicate greater pain tolerance to a heat stimulus while smelling different odors.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Georgia Mappin
8437920291
Mappin@musc.edu

The Effects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Transcranial Current Stimulation (tDCS) on Chronic Lower Back Pain Save

Date Added
September 2nd, 2014
PRO Number
Pro00036590
Researcher
Jeffrey Borckardt

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Keywords
Pain
Summary

This study is to evaluate the effects of cognitive behavorial therapy in combination with tDCS (transcranial direct current stimulation) improving chronic pain and functionality, reducing severity of opioid use disorders, improve sleep, and reducing impairment in associated mental health areas (e.g., depression, anxiety, PTSD).

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Shayla Lester
(843) 792-0291
Lester@musc.edu

Dose-dependent Effects of tDCS on Post Surgical Pain Save

Date Added
April 1st, 2014
PRO Number
Pro00032289
Researcher
Jeffrey Borckardt

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Keywords
Pain, Surgery
Summary

This study will investigate whether a new medical technology can help reduce post-operative pain in patients undergoing total knee or total hip replacements. The new technology is called Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and uses a very small amount of electricity to temporarily stimulate specific areas of the brain. The electrical current passes through the skin, scale, hair, and skull and can temporarily increase or decrease activity in the areas of the brain that are thought to be involved in pain reduction. The tDCS sessions last 20 minutes, and patients will be asked to report pain ratings. This study in specific hopes to determine optimal tDCS dosing parameters before tDCS will become a viable clinical intervention for post-operative pain across surgical specialties.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Howard Mandel
(843) 789-7104
howard.mandel@va.gov

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