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Research

Clinical Research

University Pain Centers is committed to the pursuit of high quality new and innovative treatment for many of the medical problems that fall under the aegis of Pain Management; making great strides toward that goal in the following clinical research areas:

  • Neuropharmacology/neurophysiology of pain
  • Predictive factors for Persistent Post-Surgical Pain
  • Clinical Outcomes
  • Pharmacodynamics of anesthetic and pain management drugs\
  • Regional anesthesia and analgesia

Some of our ongoing clinical research at Rush Pain Center and Rush University Medical Center:

  • Risk factors for persistent postsurgical pain after total knee replacement
  • Patients after minor surgery with monitored anesthesia care: Is it safe to drive?
  • Use of driving tests to evaluate performance of chronic pain patients under treatment
  • Effect of preoperative pain catastrophizing on acute and postoperative postsurgical pain.