Adelaide Pelvic Pain Study – (APP-Study)

Adelaide Pelvic Pain Study – (APP-Study)

Adelaide Pelvic Pain Study – (APP-Study)

Dr Susan Evans, PhD Candidate University Adelaide.

Why some women have severe period pain and others do not remains unknown.  This PhD investigates whether the presence of an inflammatory pain phenotype is present in young women with these problems.  If such a pathway can be proven, it offers the potential for new and more effective treatments for pelvic pain. It may also provide a way of determining which girls are most at risk, and in whom early intervention might reduce their risk of later developing chronic pain.

This research project has received grant funding from ANZCA’s Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine Foundation, through the Dr Russell Cole Memorial ANZCA Research Award, which was established to support a highly ranked pain related research project. Information about ANZCA’s Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine Foundation is available at

http://www.anzca.edu.au/fellows/foundation/research

This project has completed enrolment, and we’re really grateful to the wonderful women of Adelaide who participated. We’ll have the results on the website, with notification on Facebook as soon as it’s published.

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