The Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Patients Suffering From Chronic Pain
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00885261|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 21, 2009
Last Update Posted : March 27, 2014
Obesity is considered as the epidemic of the century. Central obesity is one of the metabolic syndrome's features. It has been proven that obesity can cause back pain and headaches; thus, there might be a link between chronic pain and the syndrome.
The objective of this study is to assess the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in patients suffering from chronic pain.
|Condition or disease|
|Pain and Metabolic Syndrome|
All patients will answer a questionnaire, their hip circumference will be measured, and their BMI will be calculated (weight/(height)2 ).
The patients' blood pressure will be measured. The patients will be asked to bring their blood tests (lipids and glucose).
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Official Title:||The Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Patients Suffering From Chronic Pain|
|Study Start Date :||May 2009|
|Study Completion Date :||April 2012|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00885261
|Pain Medicine Unit|
|Tel Aviv, Israel|
|Principal Investigator:||Silviu Brill, MD||Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center|