Accession Number : AD1045153

Title :   VIPER: Chronic Pain after Amputation: Inflammatory Mechanisms, Novel Analgesic Pathways, and Improved Patient Safety

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,15 Sep 2015,14 Sep 2016

Corporate Author : Duke University Durham United States

Personal Author(s) : Van de Ven, Thomas

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Report Date : 01 Oct 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : Chronic pain is a significant problem after nerve injury from trauma or surgery. Current therapies and attempts at prevention have proven largely ineffective. Through analysis of data obtained in the Molecular Signatures of Chronic Pain Subtypes study termed Veterans Integrated Pain Evaluation Research (VIPER) (W81XWH-11-2-0003) we have discovered two novel pain pathways with potential therapeutic relevance (Wnt and TGR5). In addition, we recognize that improving the safety and efficacy of existing therapies must continue to be a priority and plan to use the large pharmacogenomic database at Vanderbilt University to identify patients at risk for adverse opioid related events. The current proposal intends to study the contribution of non-neuronal immune cells (macrophages) to chronic pain while also evaluating novel analgesics in relevant animal models. The current proposal also attempts to determine the optimal patient population for opioid therapy while identifying those patients at greatest risk from opioids.

Descriptors :   pain , pain management , amputation , analgesics , macrophages , veterans (military personnel) , safety , deoxyribonucleic acids , METHYLATION , genes , blood plasma , astrocytes

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE