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Study Title:

The utility of Stellate Ganglion Blocks in patients with PTSD and Neuropathic pain

What is the purpose of the study? (in Layman's terms, please describe the study)

To measure improvement in PTSD and neuropathic pain as a result of the block.

Upstate Institutional Review Board (IRB) Number:


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Patient Age Group:


Principal Investigator:

Parakulam S Thomas, MD

Who is eligible?

Must be between the ages of 18-40, have diagnosis of PTSD, and neuropathic pain of an upper extremity or neck.

What is involved if I participate?

  • How long is the study?
    3 months. Patients will be seen day before procedure, day after procedure, and then at intervals of 1 week, 1 month, and 3 months
  • Is transportation provided or reimbursed?
  • Is parking provided or reimbursed?
  • What tests and procedures are involved?
    Stellate Ganglion Block, urine collections, Visual Analog Scale, PTSD checklist, outcome questionnaire 45.

Where will the study take place?

SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital, Campus East Center, 713 Harrison Street, Psychiatry Department

Who can I contact for more information?

Name: Robert M Nastasi, MD
Phone: 316-464-3272
Email: nastasir@upstate.edu

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