Applied Pain Research: Discovering Answers and Delivering Solutions for Service Members from the Battlefield through Recovery
Technical Report,06 Nov 2015,05 Nov 2016
ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX FORT SAM HOUSTON United States
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Combat injuries can result in severe acute pain, and options for pain control on the battlefield are currently limited. There is a need for improved pain control not only at point of injury but also at higher echelons of care. Initial pain control can increase patient comfort and aid in evacuation from the point of injury. The Battlefield Pain Management Research Task Area and United States Army Institute of Surgical Research USAISR is uniquely positioned within the Department of Defense DoD to accomplish the goals and objectives of this award. The diverse scientific expertise, extensive laboratories, clinical specialization, institutional resources and patient populations all combined make USAISR the place to center DoD Pain Research. This proposal, Applied Pain Research Discovering Answers and Delivering Solutions for Service Members from the Battlefield through Recovery, is led by the coordinating PI, COL Robert V. Gibbons, MD, MPH, FACP and is comprised of three primary projects and one alternate project that, when combined, address each of the focus areas of the Applied Pain Research Award. Completion of these projects will significantly advance the treatment of pain for the United States Service Member. The projects proposed will provide requirements-driven solutions for pain treatment in Service Members throughout the entire continuum of care and will serve as a capability resource for applied pain research for the DoD.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research