Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) Gold Standard for Blood Loss
The purpose of this study is to establish a benchmark for measuring blood loss by directly measuring the change in red cell volume before and after surgery and to compare established blood loss estimators to this benchmark in order to determine the most accurate and precise method for estimating blood loss in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery patients
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Outcomes Database Registry
The purpose of this study is to analyze the long-term outcomes of surgical treatment of idiopathic scoliosis of all curve patterns treated by either anterior or posterior procedures. In addition, to analyze the long-term outcomes of non-operative idiopathic scoliosis.
A DOSE-RANGING STUDY TO EVALUATE EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF PF-06700841 IN SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS (SLE)
Assessment of PF-06700841 in participants with moderate to severe active, generalized Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) that have inadequate response to standard of care.
Adult and Juvenile Myositis
This study will evaluate subjects with adult- and childhood-onset myositis to learn more about their cause and the immune system changes and medical problems associated with them. Myositis is an inflammatory muscle disease that can damage muscles and other organs, resulting in significant disability. Children or adults with polymyositis or dermatomyositis or a related condition may be evaluated under this study. Healthy children or adults will also be enrolled as "controls," for comparison of test results. All patients will undergo a complete history (including completing some questionnaires) and physical examination, review of...
Advanced Materials Science in XLIF Study
This study is being conducted to evaluate the clinical and radiographic outcomes of three different interbody implant types when used with cancellous allograft chips with BMA or cellular allograft in patients undergoing XLIF surgery. The study will evaluate success by comparing the rate of fusion, complications profile, and any relationships between clinical outcomes (pain and function) and radiographic outcomes (fusion rate) between the three implant groups.
Aerobic Exercise in Women With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Background: As many as 1.5 million Americans are living with systemic lupus erythematosus (Lupus). Lupus makes people very tired. It also makes it hard for people to be physically active. Studies have shown that aerobic exercise training helps people with heart or lung illnesses be less tired and more active. Researchers want to use an exercise training program on people with Lupus to see if it has the same results. Objectives: To find out if aerobic exercise helps people with Lupus be less tired and more active. Eligibility: Women ages 21-80 who have Lupus and are not physically active. Design: Participants...
Agili-C™ Implant Performance Evaluation
The current study compares the efficacy and safety of the Agili-C implant to Surgical Standard of Care treatment in patients suffering from joint surface lesions of the knee. The patient population is heterogeneous, involving different kinds of joint surface lesions: focal cartilage lesions, osteochondral defects and mild to moderate osteoarthritis, including multiple defects.
Alloplastic Total Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Replacement Registry
Prospective data will be collected in approximately 200 patients treated with an TMJ replacement. Patients will be followed up according to the standard (routine) for up to 5 years after the treatment. Data collection will include underlying disease, treatment details, functional and patient reported outcomes (PRO)s and anticipated or procedure-related adverse events (i.e. complications). This registry is designed to be able to assess the number of patients who refuse alloplastic total TMJ replacement. Therefore, the participating sites are asked to register all cases of refused TMJ replacements too.
Alpha-Defensin and Synovial Proteins to Improve Detection of Pediatric Septic Arthritis
Differentiating between septic arthritis and other causes of joint inflammation in pediatric patients is challenging and of the utmost importance because septic arthritis requires surgical debridement as part of the treatment regimen. The current gold standard to diagnose septic arthritis in children is a positive synovial fluid culture; however, joint cultures may take several days to return. If a bacterial infection is present, it requires immediate surgical intervention in order to prevent lasting articular cartilage damage. Frequently surgeons must decide whether to surgically debride a joint before culture results are available. There...
Alterations in Muscle After Total Knee Arthroplasty
The overall goals of this work are: 1) to elucidate alterations in gene expression and downstream protein synthesis 2 weeks after Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) to better explain quadriceps muscle atrophy after TKA and 2) understand the mechanisms responsible for improved maintenance of muscle strength with Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) utilization. Furthermore, this investigation seeks to expand previous findings regarding attenuation of strength and functional performance deficits with NMES application to better understand how altered gene expression influences muscle function.