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Use of Nutritional suppliments in reducing the burden of chronic illness

In a chronic illness whether the use of nutritional supplements in therapeutic quantities change the outcome of the illness , prevent complications thus enabling individuals to lead a quality life. Also address the question whether these help in prevention of certain chronic ailments
also this question will address the issue whether concomitant use of nutritional supplements decrease the overall pharmaceutical medications... more »

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Is there a genetic component to conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, anxiety and depression?

Utilize existing health records, genomic and epigenomic data to identify factors that predispose or are otherwise associated with the conditions of fibromyalgia, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, anxiety and depression.

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Alternative therapies: whether use changes in prevention of complications ,sequelae in chronic disease

individuals with chronic diseases occasionally eventually develop complications and sequelae
This study would address whether use of a alternative therapy would change or delay the development of these complications.
this study would also address as the secondary objective whether over a period of time the amount of medication required to address this chronic illness decreases with the concomitant use of alternative... more »

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What are key communication gaps in chronic kidney disease care between physicians and patients who belong to underserved groups?

This would be a mixed methods study. The qualitative section would involve interviews to ascertain gaps in in chronic kidney disease communication (likely risk assessment in CKD progression, information about dialysis options, mental health, advance care planning). This would be followed by surveys of patient-reported measures of communication, such as CAT (Communication Assessment Tool; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17574367).... more »

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Are patients' perceptions of their physician's warmth and competence related to the outcomes of their chronic illness?

Qualities of patient-provider relationships may be especially important for patient who suffer from chronic illness and see providers repeatedly. This study aims to: 1. Longitudinally measure chronically ill patients' perceptions of how warm and competent their physician was during their most recent visit and, 2. Test whether these patient perceptions are related to outcomes of treatment, both psychological (e.g., stress)... more »

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Opioid epidemic study: can combining ultra-low-dose naltrexone with an opioid help prevent negative psychosocial outcomes?

A randomized controlled study to determine if the combination of ultra-low-dose naltrexone with an opioid can provide better psychosocial outcomes for chronic pain patients. It would compare the results of treatment with various common opioids both alone and in combination with ultra-low-dose naltrexone. The goal is to see which treatment yields the best psychosocial outcomes and pain relief. Preliminary studies suggest... more »

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Could a pre-operative bilateral SIJ injection for lumbar fusion candidates be a diagnostic tool to identify SIJ pain patients?

Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain, an elusive generator of lower back pain (LBP), affects 10-30% of lumbar patients with nonradicular pain. However, there is no diagnostic indicator that can be used as a reliable tool to screen SIJ pain. This prospective study uses a pre-operative bilateral injection, targeting a goal to develop a diagnostic tool to screen the incidence of SIJ problems. Expected outcome(s) is this procedure... more »

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How do mindsets about illness & treatment affect biomarkers of inflammation & treatment outcomes in patients w/ chronic illness?

Half of all Americans are diagnosed with one or more chronic illnesses, like heart disease and cancer. Mindsets about these illnesses may have a profound impact on the diagnosis, progression, and treatment of these illnesses. This study aims to: (1) understand the distribution of mindsets held by a diverse group of both healthy and chronically ill Americans, and (2) identify relationships between these mindsets, biomarkers... more »

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What shapes perceptions of whether the healthcare system takes patient concerns seriously and how do they affect patient health?

Patients, like many of the 11.2% of Americans with chronic pain, can feel that providers do not take their health concerns seriously. The goals of this research are: 1. identify factors (e.g., race, gender, SES) that affect perceptions of how seriously the healthcare system takes the concerns of patients across a variety of conditions (e.g., fibromyalgia, lupus) and, 2. test how these perceptions affect patient health... more »

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