The proposed investigation is a multi-center, prospective, randomized, controlled comparison of the BAGUERA®C to the control, a similar, legally marketed total disc replacement device in subjects with symptomatic cervical disc disease (SCDD) at two contiguous levels. Subjects will be randomized in a 2:1 ratio to the two-level BAGUERA®C Cervical Disc Prosthesis (investigational group) or to the two-level Mobi-C® Cervical Disc (control group). Subjects enrolled in the study will be evaluated pre-operatively, at the time of surgery, discharge, and at 6 weeks, 3, 6, 12, and 24 months and then annually until 7 years post-surgery.
The proposed investigation is a multi-center, prospective, randomized, controlled comparison of the BAGUERA®C to the control, a similar, legally marketed total disc replacement device in subjects with symptomatic cervical disc disease (SCDD). Subjects will be randomized in a 2:1 ratio to the one-level BAGUERA®C Cervical Disc Prosthesis (investigational group) or to the one-level Mobi-C® Cervical Disc (control group). Subjects enrolled in the study will be evaluated pre-operatively, at the time of surgery, discharge, and at 6 weeks, 3, 6, 12, and 24 months and then annually until 7 years post-surgery.
The study will assess the impact of pharmacokinetics (PK), safety and immunogenicity after switches between PF-06410293 and adalimumab and with continuous dosing with adalimumab in combination with methotrexate in subjects with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis.
The purpose of this study is to explore the possible effects Kinesio Tape may have on proprioception in individuals with patellar tendonitis. A supportive knee application, a facilitative hip application, and a combination of the two will be applied and compared. Within and between group comparisons will be drawn. Participants will report for two research sessions with 24-36 hours between. Prior to arrival, they will complete a digital Victorian Institute of Sport Assessment for Patellar Tendonitis (VISA-P) and email it to the researcher. Participants must score less than 80 (out of a possible 100) to be considered for this study....
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of one 5 ml leukocyte-poor platelet-rich plasma (LP-PRP) injection to the intra-articular (IA) space in comparison to one 5 ml LP-PRP injection to the IA space with the addition of 3 ml injection into the surrounding extra-articular (EA) structures for the treatment of hip OA (Kellgren Lawrence Grades 1-3). Our hypothesis is that patients receiving both IA and EA LP-PRP injections will have equivalent improvements on HOOS JR and VAS scores over a 12-month period compared to those in the active comparator group (IA LP-PRP injection).
This study will determine whether patients who have been infected with the Lyme bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, and treated with antibiotics still have the bacteria alive inside them and whether it is causing their symptoms. The information from this study may serve as a basis for developing stringent diagnostic criteria for Lyme disease and the establishment of future treatment trials. Individuals in the following categories may be eligible for this study: chronic Lyme disease; chronic Lyme arthritis; seropositive control (are infected with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease but do not have disease symptoms); recovered control...
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a disease in which the immune system attacks the healthy cells and tissues, causing inflammation that can damage organs in the body. About 50% of SLE patients experience inflammation in the kidneys. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness and safety of two dosing arms of ACTHar gel in treating proliferative Lupus Nephritis (LN). This study hypothesizes that both dosing arms of ACTHar are safe and effective in treating proliferative LN (Class III and IV).
The purpose of this research study is to evaluate if the study drug, ACTH Gel helps decrease the disease symptoms in people with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) who are already taking medications prescribed by their physician and are still experiencing disease symptoms. ACTH gel has been a Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis since 1952, and in 2010 the FDA retained RA as a disease approved for ACTH gel use. Despite its FDA approval there is very limited data on its how well ACTH gel works in improving the symptoms of people with RA.
Two-year (2 year) information regarding the performance of the commercially available Actis™ Total Hip System in order to obtain and evaluate the clinical outcomes on a series of cementless primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) and hemi-hip arthroplasty procedures using clinical, radiographic and device and procedure related adverse event assessments.
The majority of patients undergoing total knee replacement rely on opioids for postoperative analgesia. These medications have undesirable side effects and potential for abuse and addiction. The aim of this cohort study is to determine the incidence rate of patients who are able to maintain a low dose opioid regimen after TKR with the use of a multimodal approach that includes intraoperative auricular acupuncture protocol.