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Clinical Trials

As part of an academic medical center, the Department of Anesthesiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine aims to improve the human health through scientific research.

About Clinical Trials
Clinical trials test or study drugs, surgical procedures, medical devices, or interventions with human subjects. They look to determine their safety and effectiveness in relation to treating specific diseases. Clinical trials are part of clinical research and are at the heart of all medical advances. Learn more about Clinical Trials at Feinberg.

Department of Anesthesiology Trials
The following searchable list includes all publically recruiting Department of Anesthesiology clinical trials.

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Please feel free to contact us with inquiries about any of our ongoing research.

Trials
Stellate Ganglion Blockade for the Management of Vasomotor Symptoms
This study is being done to determine whether a non-hormonal intervention utilizing a numbing injection can reduce the number and severity of hot flashes in post menopausal women. You will be asked to come downtown for 5 visits over …
This study is being done to determine whether a non-hormonal intervention utilizing a numbing injection can reduce the number and severity of hot flashes in post menopausal women. You will be asked to come downtown for 5 visits over the period of 7 months. During this time, you will keep a daily diary, wear a hot flash monitor for 24 hrs at three time points, a sleep and activity watch for 72hrs at 3 time points, and complete memory testing. You will be given a parking pass and compensation for your participation. If you're interested and would like to learn more, please click on the buttons to the right to call or email our study team.
female, post-menopausal (no menstrual periods), 40-70 years old, moderate to severe hot flashes
Walega, David RWalega, David R
  • Map it 201 E. Huron St.
    Chicago, IL
NCT02907983 STU00203490
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Effect of Preoperative Gabapentin on Postoperative Pain Associated with Ureteroscopy and Stents Insertion: a Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo Controlled Trial

The study is being done to see if the study drug gabapentin decreases postoperative pain, and if it improves the quality of recovery in su…

The study is being done to see if the study drug gabapentin decreases postoperative pain, and if it improves the quality of recovery in subjects undergoing this scheduled procedure.

You have a condition called nephrolithiasis (obstructive kidney stones) and you are planning to undergo a urologic surgical procedure (ureteroscopy or cystoscopy with stent placement).

Tureanu, Luminita MTureanu, Luminita M
  • Map it 201 E. Huron St.
    Chicago, IL
NCT03151746 STU00205047
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Phenol Neurolysis of Genicular Nerves for Chronic Knee Pain Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: a Pilot Prospective, Randomized, Crossover Trial

This study is being done to determine whether phenol, a liquid chemical, is as effective as a steroid medication when injected on the genicular (knee) ner…

This study is being done to determine whether phenol, a liquid chemical, is as effective as a steroid medication when injected on the genicular (knee) nerves in patients with chronic knee pain following a total knee replacement (TKR) surgery.

Patients with chronic knee pain following a total knee replacement (TKR) surgery.

INCLUSION CRITERIA

- Ages 40-95 years

- Patients with knee pain, on average > 4 (NRS) persisting more than 6 months after TKA

- Willingness to undergo image guided diagnostic nerve block and the study intervention

EXCLUSION CRITERIA

- Pain score (NRS) < 4 at time of study enrollment

- conditions that preclude the diagnostic block or the study intervention (e.g., irreversible coagulopathy or bleeding disorder, allergic reaction/contraindication to local anesthetic, contrast

dye, steroids, and/or phenol, pregnancy, severe or uncontrolled medical illness).

- Evidence of indolent infection of the knee prosthesis (elevated C-reactive protein assessed when clinically indicated)

- Inability to write, speak, or read in English

- Pregnancy

Walega, David RWalega, David R
  • Map it 259 E. Erie St.
    Chicago, IL
NCT03973177 STU00209591
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