From managing patient-reported outcomes to handling opioids, the Elite Research Network understands and has experience with the complexities of pain studies.

With access to board certified rheumatologists, pain specialists, and general practitioners, our network of sites has the expertise and access to patients for your next pain, inflammation or rheumatology study. Study teams, including investigators and study coordinators, have experience working with assessment questionnaires (e.g. WOMAC) and can train patients to complete self-related pain scales. Study teams are trained in the proper handling and storage of Schedule II drugs, and investigators maintain DEA licenses. Our assessment abilities include DEXA (Bone Densitometer), Digital X-ray, ECG, and ultrasounds for study related procedures.

Our sites have conducted a wide variety of analgesic- and inflammation-related clinical studies from Phase I through Phase IV including biologics, opiate drugs and extended-release therapy. Each of our sites utilizes a central IRB to accelerate study start up. Through a combination of our patient databases and selective advertising, our sites typically meet or exceed enrollment goals in the pain and inflammation studies we conduct, while providing high quality data to our clients.

Due to our therapeutic expertise in pain and inflammation, we work with our clients in the feasibility and planning stages of their studies. We offer focus groups consisting of investigators, study coordinators, and when appropriate, study participants, in order to establish enrollment expectations and address potential challenges in an effort to minimize cost to the client.

Our sites have successfully conducted the following analgesic-related studies:

  • Acute Pain
  • Anklylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Pain (acute and chronic)
  • Bunionectomy (post-operative pain)
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hip and Knee Replacement pain
  • Migraine (acute migraine, migraine prophylaxis)
  • Muscular Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Post-Herpetic pain
  • Post-Op Hernia 
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Tendonitis

Contact us for a complete list of pain / inflammation enrollment metrics.
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