Research into Pain Associated with Paget's Disease
Deciphering the Mechanisms of Pain in Paget’s (PiP Study)
The PiP project aims to achieve a greater understanding of the causes of pain in Paget’s disease. The research team are based in Edinburgh and are looking at the bacterial makeup of the mouth and gut, the markers of disease activity in the blood, and the genetics of volunteers recruited from hospitals across the UK. They are looking for 250 volunteers from across the UK to help them with this important project. Patients who volunteer to get involved in the study are required to answer a questionnaire, undergo sensory testing, and provide blood and saliva samples. Whether you have pain or not, you could be an important part of this study. If you are interested in taking part in this research, you can contact the central study team by emailing Kathryn.Berg@igmm.ed.ac.uk. They will get in touch with your local research team on your behalf. If you would like to know more, they are happy to send you an information sheet in the post.