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Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Enhanced Pain Research in Sickle Cell Disease

There is a need for more enhanced pain research in order to help improve sickle cell disease patient outcomes and quality of life.

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Pain is the most common clinical manifestation of sickle cell disease (SCD) and accounts for a large proportion of emergency department visits and hospitalizations. Due to its impact on the patients’ quality of life, there is a need for more basic and clinical research studies focused on understanding the mechanisms of different pain syndromes as well as the role of neurotransmitters and inflammation in acute and chronic SCD pain. Also, comparative effectiveness studies in the management of chronic pain will be crucial in helping to improve the patients’ overall quality of life.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea Alice Kuaban on behalf of the American Society of Hematology (ASH)

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Goal 1: Promote Human Health

Non-opioid management of pain

The use of opioid agents has increased dramatically in the United States. Prescription drug overdoses now account for more deaths than traumatic injuries in the 1-44 age group. There is a need for more high level evidence to target optimal pain management strategies in the acute (ED) and non-acute settings (office practice) especially for chronic disorders such as low back pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, acupuncture etc.... more »

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Huge problem in the US compared to other countries where opioid use is more restricted. Potential to enhance population health and reduce accidental death.

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Complex since affecting by many factors and groups that would need to work together in conjunction with patients to change the way we approach pain.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea Mohamud Daya

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