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Peripheral Nerve Stimulation(PNS) for Subacromial Impingement Syndrome(SIS)

Shoulder pain accounts for 16% of all musculoskeletal complaints in the healthy adult population. Subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) is the most common cause of shoulder pain. Many patients with chronic pain from subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) will fail treatment efforts and have longstanding pain. This project will evaluate the efficacy of a novel approach to treatment, percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation, for participants with chronic shoulder pain due to subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS).

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Michael Khazzam
21 Years to 100 Years old
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Shoulder pain of >3 months
• Age>=21
• Worst pain in the last week>=4 (0-10 scale)
• Ability to check skin and perform dressing changes, independently or with assistance
• Stable dose of pain medication (Not taking more than than 1 opioid or 1 non-opioid analgesic)
Exclusion Criteria:

• Current shoulder joint or overlying skin infection, or current bacterial infection requiring antibiotics
• Other chronic pain syndrome (Pain in another area of the body 15 or more days in the last 30 (more than half of the time) or taking daily analgesics for another pain syndrome)
• Prior shoulder surgery to ipsilateral shoulder joint (glenohumeral, rotator cuff, acromioclavicular (AC) Joint, etc.)
• Corticosteroid injection in the ipsilateral shoulder or any other pain relieving treatment in last 12 weeks
• Uncontrolled bleeding disorder
• Medical instability based on physician opinion after review of medical information
• Pregnancy
• Neurological condition affecting ipsilateral upper limb (such as central neurologic injury/illness, radiculopathy, diabetic amyotrophy, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, etc.)
• Current Worker's compensation claim for the ipsilateral shoulder
• Shoulder instability, severe glenohumeral osteoarthritis(OA) based on patient symptoms and physical examination
• Ipsilateral shoulder injury due to severe trauma (Fall from greater than standing height; Motor vehicle crashes; Struck by vehicle or other fast-moving projectile (e.g., bullet, baseball, etc.); Assault (i.e., injuries intentionally inflicted by another person))
• Current osseus fracture in ipsilateral arm
• Ipsilateral upper limb amputation other than a single digit (digits 2-5, partial or full)
• Surgical indication for shoulder treatment based on physician opinion
• Compromised immune system (immunodeficiency or immunosuppression)
• Current use of a Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) system, implanted active cardiac implant (e.g. pacemaker or defibrillator), any other implantable neuro-stimulator whose stimulus current pathway may overlap with that of the SPRINT System
• Patients who have a tape or adhesive allergy
• Contraindication to Magnetic resonance imaging (metal in body, claustrophobia, body habitus, etc) - exclude from Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) only
Device: Contracting Producing Peripheral Nerve Stimulation, Device: Non Contracting Producing Peripheral Nerve Stimulation, Other: Physical Therapy
Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Impingement Syndrome, Shoulder Tendinitis, Shoulder Bursitis, Pain, Shoulder
peripheral nerve stimulation, Sprint, stimulation
UT Southwestern
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Brain Networks and Consciousness

General anesthesia (GA) is a medically induced state of unresponsiveness and unconsciousness, which millions of people experience every year. Despite its ubiquity, a clear and consistent picture of the brain circuits mediating consciousness and responsiveness has not emerged. Studies to date are limited by lack of direct recordings in human brain during medically induced anesthesia. Our overall hypothesis is that the current model of consciousness, originally proposed to model disorders and recovery of consciousness after brain injury, can be generalized to understand mechanisms of consciousness more broadly. This will be studied through three specific aims. The first is to evaluate the difference in anesthesia sensitivity in patients with and without underlying basal ganglia pathology. Second is to correlate changes in brain circuitry with induction and emergence from anesthesia. The third aim is to evaluate the effects of targeted deep brain stimulation on anesthesia induced loss and recovery of consciousness. This study focuses on experimentally studying these related brain circuits by taking advantage of pathological differences in movement disorder patient populations undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery. DBS is a neurosurgical procedure that is used as treatment for movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, and provides a mechanism to acquire brain activity recordings in subcortical structures. This study will provide important insight by using human data to shed light on the generalizability of the current model of consciousness. The subject's surgery for DBS will be prolonged by up to 40 minutes in order to record the participant's brain activity and their responses to verbal and auditory stimuli.

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Nader Pouratian
18 Years and over
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Willingness and ability to cooperate during conscious operative procedure for up to 40 minutes
• Clinical diagnosis of Parkinson's disease or essential tremor
• Preoperative MRI without evidence of cortical or subdural adhesions or vascular abnormalities
Exclusion Criteria:

• Patients with recent use (within one week) of anticoagulant or antiplatelet agent use
• Neurocognitive testing indicating amnestic cognitive deficits
• History of intolerance of propofol or medical indications to use an anesthetic other than propofol
Drug: Propofol
Parkinson Disease, Anesthesia, Essential Tremor, Brain and Nervous System, Loss of Consciousness
general anesthesia, deep brain stimulation, basal ganglia, thalamus, sensorimotor cortex
UT Southwestern
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