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Pain clinical trials at UC Davis
3 research studies open to eligible people

  • A Study of of Museum-Based Experiences to Reduce Social Isolation and Pain

    “Can participating in museum programs help individuals with chronic pain feel more socially connected? Help us find out!”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Aim 1: To conduct a formative evaluation of museum-based programming to address loneliness and social isolation. Aim 2: To develop a consensus-derived Model Museum-Based Program (MMBP) to address loneliness among individuals with chronic pain. Aim 3: To evaluate the feasibility of museum experiences to reduce loneliness and pain among isolated individuals with chronic pain.

    Sacramento, California

  • Helping patients return to normal life after trauma surgery

    “This study will recognize and help with physical and emotional post-injury concerns.”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The overarching goal of this UH2-UH3 proposal is to work with the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory to develop and implement a large scale, cluster randomized pragmatic clinical trial demonstration project that directly informs national trauma care system policy targeting injured patients with presentations of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related comorbidity. Each year in the United States (US), over 30 million individuals present to trauma centers, emergency departments, and other acute care medical settings for the treatment of physical injuries. Multiple chronic conditions including enduring PTSD, alcohol and drug use problems, depression and associated suicidal ideation, pain and somatic symptom amplification, and chronic medical conditions (e.g., hypertension, coronary artery disease, diabetes, and pulmonary diseases) are endemic among physical trauma survivors with and without traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Evidence-based, collaborative care/care management treatment models for PTSD and related comorbidities exist. These care management models have the potential to be flexibly implemented in order to prevent the development of chronic PTSD and depressive symptoms, alcohol use problems, and enduring physical disability in survivors of both TBI and non-TBI injuries; care management models may also be effective in mitigating the impact of the acute injury event on symptom exacerbations in the large subpopulation of injury survivors who already carry a substantial pre-injury burden of multiple chronic medical conditions.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • Standard of Care Therapy With/Without Stereotactic Radiosurgery(SBRT) and/or Surgery to treat patients with breast cancer

    “Is standard of care therapy more effective when SBRT and/or surgery is added to the treatment of limited metastatic breast cancer?”

    open to eligible females ages 18 years and up

    This randomized phase II/III trial studies how well standard of care therapy with stereotactic radiosurgery and/or surgery works and compares it to standard of care therapy alone in treating patients with breast cancer that has spread to one or two locations in the body (limited metastatic) that are previously untreated. Standard of care therapy comprising chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy, and others may help stop the spread of tumor cells. Radiation therapy and/or surgery is usually only given with standard of care therapy to relieve pain; however, in patients with limited metastatic breast cancer, stereotactic radiosurgery, also known as stereotactic body radiation therapy, may be able to send x-rays directly to the tumor and cause less damage to normal tissue and surgery may be able to effectively remove the metastatic tumor cells. It is not yet known whether standard of care therapy is more effective with stereotactic radiosurgery and/or surgery in treating limited metastatic breast cancer.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

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