Role of Placebo in Neuromuscular Clinical Trials and in Management of NM Disorders

Event Time: Friday April 27, 2018 8:00 am to 9:10 am
ELA Type: The Grand Experience - Research Corner
Topic(s): Neuromuscular and Clinical Neurophysiology (EMG)
Director(s): Aziz Shaibani MD, FAAN, Richard Barohn MD, FAAN
Description: Placebo effect is not the result of an "inert agent" but it relates to engagement in a clinical environment. If controlled for regression to the mean, spontaneous remission and other bias, placebo effect results from a reproducible complex psychobiological effect that involves release of certain cerebral chemicals and activation of certain neural pathways. Failure of many clinical trials for pain is attributed to the power of the placebo arm. The field of neuromuscular medicine just recently started looking into the impact of placebo both in clinical trials and on the health and disease of the neuromuscular patients.
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