Scrambler Therapy in Treating Chronic Pain in Patients With Rash From Varicella Zoster Virus Infection
|Dermatologic Complications Pain Viral Infection||Other: scrambler therapy Other: questionnaire administration Procedure: dermatologic complications management/prevention|
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Scrambler Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Zoster Pain|
- Change in pain on a 0-10 numerical rating scale. [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]
|Study Start Date:||March 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||September 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Treatment (pain therapy)
Patients undergo scrambler therapy for approximately 30 minutes. Treatment continues for 10 days in the absence of pain progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Other: scrambler therapy
Undergo scrambler therapyOther: questionnaire administration
Ancillary studiesProcedure: dermatologic complications management/prevention
Undergo scrambler therapy
I. To explore whether we can decrease post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) pain with scrambler therapy.
OUTLINE: Patients undergo scrambler therapy for approximately 30 minutes. Treatment continues for 10 days in the absence of pain progression or unacceptable toxicity. After the completion of study treatment, patients are followed up for 10 weeks.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01347736
|United States, Minnesota|
|Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905|
|Principal Investigator:||Charles Loprinzi||Mayo Clinic|