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Identification of Potential Biomarkers for Pain

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03495245
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 11, 2018
Last Update Posted : April 11, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
American Osteopathic Association
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Venkat Venkataraman, Rowan University

Brief Summary:
The study investigates the potential of using serum biomarkers to assess pain in fibromyalgia patients.

Condition or disease
Fibromyalgia

Detailed Description:

At the heart of the opioid epidemic is the lack of an objective measure of pain, which will help evaluate the validity of the patients' perception that the current dosage of opioid is sufficient of insufficient to alleviate pain. This study will test the quantifiable proteins such as S100B and BDNF will serve as objective measures (biomarkers) of pain.

Fibromyalgia patients will be recruited into two groups-- one that uses opioids and the other that does not. Blood will be collected every 6 months for two years. The serum will be used to assay for levels of S100B and BDNF, The pressure-pain threshold (PPT) data, as part of standard of care, will also be collected. Correlation will the be assessed.


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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Development of a Serum Biomarker-Based Approach to Monitor Opioid Adherence and Minimize Substance Misuse in Chronic Pain Management
Estimated Study Start Date : May 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 30, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 30, 2021

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Fibromyalgia

Group/Cohort
Opioid Usage
Patients that are currently diagnosed with fibromyalgia and taking opioids.
No Opioid Usage
Patients that are currently diagnosed with fibromyalgia and are not taking opioids.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Serum protein levels as a marker for pain [ Time Frame: 2-4 years ]
    Serum proteins will be assayed from patients. The correlation between the serum levels and the visual analog pain scale will be determined.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Determine if correlation may be established between impact of fibromyalgia and opioid doses [ Time Frame: 2-4 years ]
    The prescribed opioid doses, if effective, will be expected to reduce/maintain the scores from the Revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire. Correlations will be determined through established statistical methods.

  2. Determine if correlation may be established between sleep index and opioid doses [ Time Frame: 2-4 years ]
    The prescribed opioid doses, if effective, will be expected to reduce/maintain the scores from the Sleep Questionnaire. Correlations will be determined through established statistical methods.


Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Whole blood will be collected from the subjects. Serum and plasma will be obtained from the samples and retained.


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients that are seen at the NeuroMusculoskeletal Institute at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Evidence of a history of substance abuse, neurological or oncologic disease, ischemic heart disease, kidney or hepatic insufficiency.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03495245


Contacts
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Contact: Lauren Fedor, CCRP 856-566-6003 fedor@rowan.edu

Locations
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United States, New Jersey
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine Recruiting
Stratford, New Jersey, United States, 08084
Contact: Lauren Fedor, CCRP    856-566-6003    fedor@rowan.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rowan University
American Osteopathic Association
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Venkateswar Venkataraman, PhD Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

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Responsible Party: Venkat Venkataraman, Assistant Professor, Rowan University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03495245     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pro2017001740
First Posted: April 11, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 11, 2018
Last Verified: April 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: IPD will not be shared with other researchers.

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Venkat Venkataraman, Rowan University:
pain
opioid
fibromyalgia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Fibromyalgia
Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Analgesics, Opioid
Narcotics
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents