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....
The overall goal is to improve shared decision-making (SDM) about treatment options and thereby enhance disease outcomes and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The objective of this study is to engage patients in using the ArthritisPower application on a weekly basis during the time between clinic appointments for collection of data on self-reported disease activity and patient-reported outcomes (PROs), and to display the data using an iPad to the patients and their rheumatology health care providers (HCPs) at the point of care for SDM.
This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, repeat-dose, multicenter trial. Participants will be screened within 4 weeks prior to the Baseline (Day 1) Visit. Approximately 300 participants who meet the trial eligibility criteria will be randomized on Day 1 in a 1:1:1 ratio to receive HZN-825 300 mg QD, HZN-825 300 mg BID or placebo for 52 weeks. The trial will include up to a 4-week Screening Period and a 52-week Double-blind Treatment Period. Participants will take their first dose of trial drug at the clinic and will return to the clinic for trial visits at Week 4 and every 6 weeks thereafter until Week 52. All ...
This prospective study will evaluate the hip function and quality of life of patients operated for total hip arthroplasty with Masterloc femoral stem and MPACT acetabular cup. The results of this study will establish the performance of Masterloc femoral component (Medacta International SA) and MPACT acetabular component (Medacta International SA), and provide a general estimate of survivorship, clinical effectiveness and complications.
This observational study aims at finding out if individual with autoimmunity exhibit increased numbers of B cells that express two types (instead of one type) of antibodies, and if B cells of individuals genetically susceptible to autoimmunity display defects in the biological process of tolerance, which removes B cells that participate in autoimmunity.
The purpose of the study is to acquire kinematic in vivo fluoroscopy data from subjects who were implanted with Stryker Posterior Cruciate Retaining (PCR) , Stryker Posterior Stabilized (PS), Zimmer PCR, and Zimmer PS Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKAs). Our lab has previously collected data for the Smith & Nephew PCR, bi-cruciate retaining (BCR), and bi-cruciate stabilized (BCS) TKA.
This study aims to collect and identify key outcome measures or disease parameters in ME/CFS that are altered during elevated symptoms relative to baseline by gathering information before and after symptom provocation using a two-day cardiopulmonary exercise test.
The purpose of this study is to identify potential markers for curve progression in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Despite its prevalence and impact on child health, the etiology of AIS and molecular mechanisms underlying its development and progression remain poorly understood. Clinical criteria and features cannot adequately predict which children, diagnosed with mild disease, will undergo subsequent curve progression requiring intervention. The investigators hypothesize that alterations in specific genetic markers will be correlated with the progression of AIS curves over time. Thus, these markers could be used in the...
The purpose of this study is to determine the dose effect of a single injectable acellular amniotic membrane derived allograft for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis and to confirm whether the use of 2 mL of the same amniotic injection offers a statistically significant advantage over the 1 mL injection when compared to a placebo.
Given the role of IL-17 in the development of entheseal-driven pathology, a therapeutic strategy aimed at blocking IL-17 would be a logical option for the treatment of subclinical enthesitis in psoriasis patients. This study will be the first randomized trial of a biologic therapy versus placebo in participants with plaque psoriasis and subclinical psoriatic arthritis, using musculoskeletal ultrasound.