Research - Clinical Studies
Clinical Study Title
Mechanisms of Sensory Processing in Fibromyalgia
Description/Purpose of the Study
This research study uses unique tests which will attempt to find out how the brain processes chronic (long-term) and acute (immediate) pain messages and other sensory signals (e.g., sound) in people with fibromyalgia, a condition characterized by chronic widespread pain and increased pain sensitivity to blunt pressure.
|IRB Study #:||08-2005|
|Principal Investigator:||Richard H. Gracely, PhD|
You are being asked to be in the study because you:
Are between 18 and 60 years of age inclusive.
Met the established criteria for fibromyalgia.
You should NOT be in this study if you:
Have significant active medical problems such as morbid obesity, autoimmune diseases, heart or lung problems (e.g., angina, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic respiratory disease not controlled with medication, chronic asthma).
Have uncontrolled endocrine or allergic disorders (e.g., untreated thyroid disease, diabetes requiring insulin).
Have had cancer within the last 2 years.
Are currently pregnant, breast-feeding or may become pregnant or father a child during the study.
Have a diagnosis of vestibular neuritis, Meniere’s syndrome, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or known or previously diagnosed disorders of the vestibular system.
Have notable hearing loss or wear hearing aids.
Are currently abusing drugs or alcohol.
Have severe psychiatric disorder or dysfunction requiring hospitalization within the last 6 months.
Have renal disease (kidney failure or dialysis).
Have seizures disorders.
Are currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
Have a history of traumatic facial injuries, orofacial surgery within the last 6 months or active orthodontic treatment.