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Research Design Characteristics of Published Pharmacologic Randomized Clinical Trials for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Chronic Pelvic Pain Conditions: An ACTTION Systematic Review

Chronic pain conditions occurring in the lower abdomen and pelvis are prevalent, often challenging to manage, and can negatively affect health-related quality of life, including psychosocial and sexual well-being.3,8,25,27,32,37 Very few U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved treatments currently exist for these conditions. The dearth of treatments arises, in part, from methodological challenges in designing randomized clinical trials (RCTs) to evaluate the efficacy of novel treatments in these conditions.

Research Design Characteristics of Published Pharmacologic Randomized Clinical Trials for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Chronic Pelvic Pain Conditions: An ACTTION Systematic Review

Orginally Published At: Pain Journal

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