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Michael Ferraro

Current Appointments

Doctoral Candidate
Trial Manager
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Michael Ferraro (BSc Hons) is a clinical researcher whose work is centred around the evaluation of treatments for chronic pain. For his doctoral research, Michael is leading a national clinical trial testing two treatments for complex regional pain syndrome. He is also interested in clinical trial methodology, evidence synthesis, and research transparency. Michael's work has been published in leading general medical and specialty journals, and presented at premier conferences both internationally and nationally.

Michael is an active member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, serving as Treasurer of the Methods, Evidence Synthesis and Implementation Special Interest Group, and as the Early Career Researcher Representative for the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Special Interest Group. He is a member of the Rare Diseases NSW Comprehensive Centre of Expertise.

You can follow Michael’s research below and through Google Scholar.


2024 Jul

Clinimetrics: Douleur Neuropathique en 4 Questions (DN4)

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphys.2024.02.010

2024 May

Complex regional pain syndrome: advances in epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment

View full journal-article on http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s1474-4422(24)00076-0

2023 Oct

The smallest worthwhile effect on pain intensity of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and exercise therapy for acute and chronic low back pain: a benefit-harm trade-off study

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphys.2023.08.006

2023, 12 Jun

Interventions for treating pain and disability in adults with complex regional pain syndrome- an overview of systematic reviews

View full journal-article on http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd009416.pub3

2023, 09 Jun

Characteristics of retracted publications related to pain research: a systematic review

View full journal-article on http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002947

2023, 22 Mar

Comparative effectiveness and safety of analgesic medicines for adults with acute non-specific low back pain: systematic review and network meta-analysis

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj-2022-072962

2023, 23 Feb

Ketamine and other NMDA receptor antagonists for chronic pain

View full journal-article on http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd015373

2022 Nov

Open and transparent sports science research: the role of journals to move the field forward

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1007/s00167-022-06893-9

2022, 12 Oct

Post-fracture serum cytokine levels are not associated with a later diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome: a case-control study nested in a prospective cohort study

View full journal-article on http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12883-022-02910-z

2022, 17 May

Physiotherapy for pain and disability in adults with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) types I and II

View full journal-article on http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd010853.pub3