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The Learning and Memory of the Experience of Pain

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01731314
First Posted: November 21, 2012
Last Update Posted: August 29, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jian Kong, Massachusetts General Hospital
  Purpose
This study investigates the learning and memory of pain.

Condition Intervention
Pain Behavioral: Learning and Memory of Pain

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Other

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Further study details as provided by Jian Kong, Massachusetts General Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: January 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male and female healthy volunteers.
  2. 18-65 years of age.
  3. Right-handed.
  4. Fluency in English. Ability to read and understand English; English can be a second language provided that the participant feels that he/she is able to understand all the questions used in the assessment measures.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Any previous experience with conditioned analgesia/hyperalgesia paradigms.
  2. Presence of any illness or medication use that is judged to interfere with the trial. For example: psychiatric disorder according to the DSM-IV manual, medication that can influence cognition or emotional processing, i.e. sleep medication, antidepressants, anti-convulsants or opioids.
  3. Unwillingness to receive brief pain stimulation administered by a heat probe on the hand.
  4. Instability of responses to experimental heat pain
  5. Any contraindications to fMRI scanning for subjects in Experiment 2 (including metal implants, claustrophobia, history of head trauma, and pregnancy).
  6. Peripheral neuropathy.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01731314


Locations
United States, Massachusetts
MGH East Campus, 149 13th St.
Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States, 02129
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jian Kong, MS, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01731314     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2012P002386
First Submitted: November 16, 2012
First Posted: November 21, 2012
Last Update Posted: August 29, 2017
Last Verified: June 2015