Abatacept vs Placebo in RA Patients With Hepatitis B on Entecavir Background
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether the combination of abatacept along with entecavir (the study drugs) is safe and effective in treating symptoms related to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Abatacept, given in an intravenous (IV - injected into a vein) as well as subcutaneous form, is approved by the FDA for the treatment of RA. In this research, abatacept will be given by injection. A subcutaneous injection is an injection given under the skin. Entecavir, to be taken by mouth, is approved by the FDA for the treatment of hepatitis B. The study is divided into the following time periods: Screening Phase: Up to 4 weeks...
Abduction Brace Versus Antirotation Sling for Immobilization Following Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty and Rotator Cuff Repair
To compare the functional and anatomical outcomes, and patient satisfaction and compliance between two different postoperative immobilization methods - abduction shoulder brace versus simple arm sling - following 2 common shoulder surgical procedures - rotator cuff repair (RCR) and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) through a prospective randomized clinical trial.
A Biologic Joint Replacement Strategy for Knee Trauma and Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis
Participants will be enrolled in a prospective clinical trial to assess outcomes in 2 cohorts of patients undergoing unicompartmental versus more extensive biologic OCA transplantation of the knee using MOPSTM-preserved allografts (including menisci), anatomically-shaped allografts, autogenous bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMC)-treated donor bone, and treatment-specific postoperative rehabilitation.
Achilles Tendinopathy, Treatment With eXercise Comparing Men and Women
This study will evaluate if there is a difference in recovery of tendon structure and mechanical properties between males and females with Achilles tendinopathy receiving exercise treatment. It will evaluate recovery of tendinopathy with exercise intervention using outcome measures for tendon structure and mechanical properties along with validated measures of muscle-tendon function and symptoms.
A Clinical Investigation of the Vanguard™ Complete Knee System
The purpose of this prospective clinical data-collection is to document the performance and clinical outcomes of the Vanguard™ Complete Knee System.
A Clinical Study to Evaluate Safety and Performance of PEEK-OPTIMA™ HA Enhanced Interbody Cages in the Lumbar Spine
The purpose of this trial is to collect clinical outcomes including radiographic and CT outcomes in patients who undergo interbody spinal fusion using the EVOS Lumbar Interbody System.
A Clinical Study to Test Long Term Safety of GLPG1690 for Patients With Systemic Sclerosis
This study is the extension of the double-blind study GLPG1690-CL-204 (NCT03798366). The main purpose of the study is to see how GLPG1690 is tolerated in participants with systemic sclerosis and whether there are any side effects in a long-term treatment period.
A Comparison of Stryker's Tritanium Posterior Lumbar Cage and PEEK Implant
The purpose of this study is to compare outcomes of patients with degenerative disc disease undergo lumbar spinal fusion with Stryker's Tritanium® Posterior Lumbar Cage or the UniLIF PEEK implant.
A Comprehensive Clinical, Microbiological and Immunological Assessment of Patients With Suspected Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome and Selected Control Populations
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 (have...
ACTHar in the Treatment of Lupus Nephritis
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).