Applying the NIA Health Disparities Research Framework to identify needs and opportunities in chronic musculoskeletal pain research
September 16, 2021: Congratulations to the authors Patel, Johnson, Booker, Bartley, Palit, Powell-Roach, Terry, Fullwood, DeMonte, Mickle and Sibille on their recent publication in the Journal of Pain. A literature review was completed applying the NIA Health Disparities Research Framework and a research overview is provided of what has been accomplished and what is needed specific to chronic musculoskeletal pain and underrepresented ethnic/race groups. The full article is available here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34280570/
Blood flow restriction exercise to attenuate postoperative loss of function after total knee replacement: a randomized pilot study
August 26 2021: Congratulations to Dr. Przkora and co-authors on their recent publication in the European Journal of Translational Myology. Read the full article here: Blood flow restriction exercise to attenuate postoperative loss of function after total knee replacement: a randomized pilot study | European Journal of Translational Myology (pagepressjournals.org)
Chronic Pain Severity and Sociodemographics: An Evaluation of the Neurobiological Interface
August 18, 2021: Congratulations to Dr. Tanner and the co-author team on the recent acceptance of their manuscript in the Journal of Pain. Read the article here: https://www.jpain.org/article/S1526-5900(21)00314-X/fulltext
Health outcomes among adults initiating medical cannabis for chronic pain: A 3-month prospective study incorporating ecological momentary assessment
July 20, 2021: Congratulations to Dr. Wang and her co-author team: Jean-Jacques, Li, Sibille, and Cook on the acceptance of their manuscript in Cannabis. Read the full article here: https://doi.org/10.26828/cannabis/2021.02.006.
UF Health selected as study site for knee pain trial through EPPIC-Net
May 21, 2021: Dr. Rene Przkora, MD, PhD and colleagues from the University of Florida were selected as one of 20 sites across the nation to participate in an ongoing HEAL initiative study to identify nonopioid pain treatments. Read the full article here: https://anest.ufl.edu/2021/05/19/uf-health-selected-as-study-site-for-knee-pain-trial-through-eppic-net/
Optimizing Chronic Pain Treatment with Enhanced Neuroplastic Responsiveness: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
May 5, 2021: Congratulations to Steven Pratscher, PhD, Angela Mickle, MS, CCRP and the OPTIMIZE team for the recent publication in Nutrients. Click here to read the full article.
Relationships Between Chronic Pain Stage, Cognition, Temporal Lobe Cortex, and Sociodemographic Variables
April 27, 2021: Congratulations to the UPLOAD2 team and first author Dr. Jared Tanner on their article published in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. The article was recently highlighted by the University of Florida Health news. Click here to read the news release or here for the full article.
Knee Pain Trajectories over 18 Months in non-Hispanic Black and non-Hispanic White Adults with or at Risk for Knee Osteoarthritis
April 16, 2021: Congratulations to Drs. Alisa Johnson and Terrie Vasilopoulos, their article was accepted for publication in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. Click here to read the full article.
Protective Resilience Index for Successful Aging in Musculoskeletal Pain (PRISM)
April, 13, 2021: Congratulations to the PRISM team: Emily Bartley PhD, Amber Brooks MD, Cynthia Garvan PhD, Angela Mickle MS, and Kimberly Sibille PhD, MA on their recent award from the Research Centers Collaborative Network: Inter-NIA Center Pilot Proposals on Life Course Perspectives on Aging and Resilience and Reserve in Aging. This multi-disciplinary research team representing NIA Centers at the University of Florida and Wake Forest was recently funded for their study Protective Resilience Index for Successful Aging in Musculoskeletal Pain (PRISM). The study will refine and confirm the components of a clinically applicable resilience index with consideration for sociodemographic group differences. The goal of this line of investigation is to facilitate the development of a tool that will assist healthcare providers in communicating findings and promoting adherence to clinical interventions, help illuminate novel and effective treatment targets, reduce pain-related disparities, and enhance health and functioning among aging populations.
Assessing the feasibility of using the short physical performance battery to measure function in the immediate postoperative period after total knee replacement
April 7, 2021: Dr. Rene Przkora and colleagues completed a study published in the European Journal of Translational Myology assessing the feasibility of incorporating the Short Physical Performance Battery in a clinical setting pre and post surgically to measure physical function in individuals undergoing total knee arthroplasty. Click here to read the full article.