Use an outline style of writing to be succinct but clearly identify the researchers’ ideas. You may add sub points to this outline format. Sub points can appear throughout the outline. Note Chapter 7 of the Pan text for additional outline information.
Research question for outline:
Currently, pain medications are prescribed as last efforts, after the patient has failed more conservative treatments, such as imaging, PT, OT, acupuncture, TENS, ESI, MBB and IAJs. Medications are prescribed based on the patients self-reporting of what works for them and/or using a “trial and error” approach. Pharmacogenomics (PGX) is an emerging technology that analyzes a patient’s genetic profile related to drug metabolism. However, there is little research/data regarding clinical utility of the PGX testing in chronic pain patients. Does pharmacogenomic testing improve drug tolerance (reported side effects) and pain relief in males patients, age 25-50 with chronic lower back pain?