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Non-Therapeutic Protocol

PMVOC: Pain Management of Vaso-Occlusive Crisis in Children and Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease

Type of Protocol/Clinical Study

Associated Hematology Studies : Sickle Cell Disease


Sickle cell pain is different for every patient. Some patients get complete relief from routine pain medicines, and others need more time or more doses of pain medicines before the pain goes away completely. There are many types of pain, including something called neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain in other conditions (such as diabetes) has been treated successfully with a medicine called gabapentin. Doctors think that some sickle cell pain is a combination of pain types. Doctors would like to see if adding gabapentin to the usual pain medicines makes the pain go away faster or more completely.


Eligibility criteria, among others, include:

For the current eligibility status of this clinical study, referring physicians must contact St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 1-866-2ST-JUDE (1-866-278-5833).

Principal Investigator

Doralina Anghelescu, MD

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