chronic pain

Psoriatic Arthritis – Symptoms, Treatment & Clinical Trials

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a type of inflammatory arthritis in which the immune system starts to target the body’s own joints. It is most commonly associated with psoriasis, which is a chronic autoimmune skin condition that causes increased growth and build-up of skin cells. It is estimated that around 10% of people with psoriasis develop [...]

Investigators Meeting – Kuala Lumpur, December 2019 – Rheumatoid Arthritis Study

Our clinical trial coordinators, Ashlie and Katie, were very fortunate to attend an investigators meeting with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in December 2019. During the two-day conference, Ashlie and Katie learnt about a new rheumatoid arthritis study and met various other clinical research professionals. The team are excited to bring the [...]

Investigators Meeting – San Diego, November 2019 – Osteoarthritis of the Knee Study

Last month, our clinical trial coordinator, Michael, and investigator, Dr Uli Liedvogel, jetted off to San Diego, California, USA, to attend an investigators meeting for a new osteoarthritis of the knee study that will be kicking off early 2020. Mick and Dr Liedvogel met with other key clinical research professionals from two other Australian [...]

Medical Devices – Intrathecal Drug Pump Therapy for Chronic Pain

Drug pump therapy is an advanced treatment option for chronic pain patients who haven’t achieved enough pain relief with other treatments. Drug pump therapy is known by many other names, such as pain pump therapy, intrathecal drug delivery, spinal drug delivery, infusion pump therapy, intraspinal drug therapy and spinal analgesia. Drug pump therapy is also [...]

Degenerative Disc Disease – Symptoms, Treatment & Clinical Trials

Spinal discs naturally degenerate with age due to wear-and-tear, but this doesn’t always lead to pain or other symptoms. Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a condition (not actually a disease) in which degenerated discs cause pain and/or other symptoms that cannot be explained by any other condition. DDD is a leading cause of back [...]

Did You Know that Genesis Conducts its Own Studies?

Most clinical trials are developed, funded and managed by pharmaceutical or medical device companies. Here at Genesis Research, we also conduct “investigator-initiated studies”. These are research studies that are developed and managed by our own doctors and research team. Investigator-Initiated Studies Investigator-initiated studies are subject to all the same regulations, safety standards, and ethical review [...]

Neuropathic Pain – Symptoms, Treatment & Clinical Trials

Chronic pain falls into a number of categories. Two major categories are Nociceptive and Neuropathic pain. Further classification depends on where the pain is located and what is causing it (i.e. cancer-related, musculoskeletal, somatic or visceral, etc). Many chronic painful conditions will involve mixed nociceptive/neuropathic/other pain types. In this article, we briefly explain the differences [...]

Clinical Trials – Medical Device Trials

Here at Genesis Research Services, we conduct a large number of clinical trials for new medical devices, as well as pharmaceutical / drug trials. In general, the approach to testing devices is fairly similar to testing new drugs - there is a need for preclinical research, there are strict regulations, safety and ethical requirements, and [...]

Postherpetic Neuralgia – Symptoms, Treatment & Clinical Trials

Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a nerve pain condition (neuralgia) that may develop after an episode of herpes zoster (post-herpetic). Herpes zoster, commonly known as shingles, is caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox (varicella) upon initial infection. Herpes zoster most commonly affects older adults. Approximately 1 in 5 [...]

Painful Diabetic Neuropathy – Symptoms, Treatment & Clinical Trials

Diabetic neuropathy is a complication of long term diabetes mellitus (type 1 or type 2) in which the nerves are affected / damaged by the disease. It affects approximately 50% of people with diabetes and many don’t even know they have it until it is diagnosed by a doctor. Of those people with diabetic neuropathy, [...]

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