Accession Number : ADA613805


Title :   Chronic Pain Following Spinal Cord Injury: The Role of Immunogenetics and Time of Injury Pain Treatment


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 30 Sep 2012-30 Sep 2013


Corporate Author : ADELAIDE UNIV (AUSTRALIA)


Personal Author(s) : Hutchinson, Mark ; Coller, Janet ; Clark, Jillian ; Marshall, Ruth ; Middleton, James ; Staikopoulos, Vicky ; Gentgall, Melanie ; Alvaro, Francesca ; Heyman, Kathy


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a613805.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : We are second-year into the three-years of our research program into the immunogenetics and drug exposure factors that contribute to chronic pain following spinal cord injury. Administrative advances made in the second year for Study 1 Site 2 (NSW) include submitting a full NEAF after the review of the initial Low Negligible Risk (LNR) admission was considered to not contain enough information for full review by Human Ethics Research Committee in NSW. Recruitment for Study 1 Site 1 (Royal Adelaide Hospital) includes 173 study invitations letters sent out, 37 consent forms returned & sample/questionnaire mail-outs, 26 buccal samples collected & DNA genotyping completed, 26 participant medical history reports entered into database. We anticipate a quick response from HERC-NSW regarding the NEAF to then begin recruitment from Site 2 in the next 1-2 months. Study 2: We have initiated study 2 recruitment, screening and testing and data collection in underway.


Descriptors :   *PAIN , *SPINAL CORD , *WOUNDS AND INJURIES , AUSTRALIA , DRUGS , EXPOSURE(GENERAL) , GENETICS , INFLAMMATION , MEDICAL RESEARCH , MEDICINE , QUESTIONNAIRES , TRAUMA


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Weapons Effects(biological)


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE