Research related to pain including the use of new pain medications, brain function in people with pain, complementary and alternative therapies, and new methodologies for understanding how patients report their pain in clinical trials. Current research includes ongoing studies of acupuncture for the treatment of pain in osteo-arthritis patients and chronic fatigue in cancer patients, brain imaging of patients with pain, and studies of cancer treatment related pain.
Mao J, Farrar JT, Bruner DW, Zee J, Bowman M, Seluzicki C, DeMichele A, Xie S: Electro-acupuncture for fatigue, sleep, and psychological distress in breast cancer patients with aromatase inhibitor-related arthralgia: A randomized trial Cancer : 2014, in press.
McKeowan A. Gewandter JS, McDermott MP, Pawlowski JR, Poli JJ, Rothstein D, Farrar JT, Gilron I, Katz NP, Lin AH, Rappaport BA, Rowbotham MC, Turk DC, Dworkin RH, Smith SM: Reporting of sample size calculations in analgesic clinical trials: ACTTION systematic review J. Pain : 2014.
Sandhu SK, Halpern CH, Vakhshori V, Farrar JT, Lee JYK.: Brief Pain Inventory Facial - Minimal Clinically Important Difference Journal of Neurosurgery : 2014.
Farrar JT: The placebo response Journal of the peripheral nervous system: JPNS (Suppl 2): 520-2,2014.
Farrar JT, Troxel AB, Haynes K, Gilron I, Kerns RD, Katz PK, Rappaport BA, Rowbotham MC, Turk DC, Dworkin RH: The Effect of Variability in the 7 day Baseline Pain Diary on the Assay Sensitivity of Neuropathic Pain Pain 155 (8): 1622-31,2014.
Snyder PJ, Ellenberg SS, Cunningham GR, Matsumoto AM, Bhasin S, Barrett-Connor E, Gill TM, Farrar JT, Cella D, Rosen RC, Resnick SM, Swerdloff RS, Cauley JA, Cifelli D, Fluharty L, Pahor M, Ensrud KE, Lewis CE, Molitch ME, Crandall JP, Wang C, Budoff MJ, Wenger NK, Mohler ER 3rd, Bild DE, Cook NL, Keaveny TM, Kopperdahl DL, Lee D, Schwartz AV, Storer TW, Ershler WB, Roy CN, Raffel LJ: The Testosterone Trials: Seven coordinated trials of testosterone treatment in elderly men Clin Trials 11 (3): 362-375,2014.
Mao JJ, Xie SX, Farrar JT, Stricker CT, Bowman MA, Bruner D, DeMichele A: A randomised trial of electro-acupuncture for arthralgia related to aromatase inhibitor use. European journal of cancer (Oxford, England : 1990) 50 (2): 267-76,2014.
Speck RM, Bond DS, Sarwer DB, Farrar JT: A systematic review of musculoskeletal pain among bariatric surgery patients: implications for physical activity and exercise. Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery 10 (1): 161-70,2014.
Chim K, Xie SX, Stricker CT, Li QS, Gross R, Farrar JT, DeMichele A, Mao JJ: Joint pain severity predicts premature discontinuation of aromatase inhibitors in breast cancer survivors. BMC cancer 13 : 401,2013.
Chen LX, Mao JJ, Fernandes S, Galantino M, Guo W, Lariccia P, Teal VL, Bowman MA, Schumacher RH, Farrar JT: Integrating acupuncture with exercise-based physical therapy for knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases 19 (6): 308-16,2013.