Matthew Bagg

RESEARCHER PROFILE

PhD candidate

+61 2 9399 1870


Matthew is a clinical scientist completing his doctorate on the RESOLVE Trial. A major theme in his research is meta-analysis, which combines the results of studies in order to provide more information than is possible from a single study. Matt has used meta-analysis to understand the effect of low back pain on brain structure and biochemistry.

Using network meta-analysis, Matt’s research also aims to establish which medications for low back pain are most effective and best tolerated. This series of studies will use published clinical trial information to create a hierarchy of medicines to guide clinical decision-making.

Projects Matthew Bagg is currently involved with

CURRENT PROJECTS

Medicines for Back Pain

Medicines are a common treatment for back pain. The aim of this program of research is to improve our understanding of the clinical effects of medicines. Several studies constitute this program. 
 
Studies: 
1. A scoping review of analgesic medicines for chronic low back pain
The objective of this study is to identify the available clinical trials of medicines for chronic low back pain.  
This information will contribute to the methodology of Study 3. 
 
2. Evaluation of the impact of unpublished data from clinical trial registries on the effects of medicines for low back pain. 
The objective of this study is to evaluate whether there is a difference between clinical trial data that are published and those that are not published. 
This information will contribute to the methodology of Study 3. 
 
3. Paracetamol, NSAIDs and opioid analgesics for chronic low back pain: a network meta-analysis. 
The objective of this study is to produce information about the clinical effects of available analgesic medicines for chronic low back pain. This information will be available in a Cochrane review to assist clinical prescription of medicines.
Related Publications: 
Bagg MK et al. (2018). Paracetamol, NSAIDS and opioid analgesics for chronic low back pain: a network meta-analysis [Protocol]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 6.doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD013045

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Medicines for Back Pain

RESOLVE – RECRUITING NOW

For people with long term back pain that is not getting better. We are testing two pain treatment programs that target the brain, for people with chronic low back pain.

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RESOLVE – RECRUITING NOW

BACK PAIN: HEALTH INFORMATION

THE BODY IN THE BRAIN – CASE

RESEARCH TEAM

THIAGO FOLLY Research Assistant

ANIKA HAIGH Research Assistant

PAULINE ZAHARA Research Assistant

IAN SKINNER Postdoctoral Fellow : 9399 1049
: i.skinner@neura.edu.au

ADRIAN TRAEGER PhD Candidate

HOPIN LEE PhD Candidate

Markus Hubscher

DR MARKUS HUEBSCHER Postdoctoral Fellow

PUBLICATIONS

Clarification of Reporting of Outcome Measures and Protocol Deviations in Report of a Randomized Clinical Trial.

Skinner IW, Cashin AG, Bagg MK

Reproducible and replicable pain research: a critical review.

Lee H, Lamb SE, Bagg MK, Toomey E, Cashin AG, Moseley GL

Correspondence: Living systematic reviews.

Bagg MK, McAuley JH
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