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Funded Project Details - FY2023

Project Number:

Title: tDCS Combined with a Brief Cognitive Intervention to Reduce Perioperative Pain and Opioid Requirements in Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey Borckardt

Location: Charleston, SC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: January 2020 - December 2024
FY 2023 Funding Amount: $204,100
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The proper control of pain is one of the most important areas in health care. We still rely heavily on opioid narcotics for acute and chronic pain control despite growing evidence of their risks and lack of strong efficacy. In surgical populations, where opioid prescribing is common and often believed to be good practice, the amount and duration of post-operative opioid prescriptions are strongly related to subsequent opioid misuse, and perioperative opioid use is associated with increased morbi...

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