Analgesic Effect of Music Listening During Pain Elicitation in Fibromyalgia
Patients with fibromyalgia (FM) are more sensitive to things that cause pain. Music lowers self-reported pain in patients with chronic pain. The investigators are able to measure pain sensitivity and pain tolerance using tools that cause pain and give accurate measurements of how much pressure is put on the body (QST). Previous studies have shown that after a few minutes of listening to music patients with FM have less self-reported pain, can get up and move from sitting more quickly, and have more activity in part of the brain that tells the body to stop sending pain signals. The investigators will study 40 patients with FM using the QST...
Analysis of a Tapered Porous Coated Stem and a Cementless Hemispherical Acetabular Component
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.
Analysis of B Cells From Autoimmune Individuals
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.
Analysis of Post-exertional Malaise Using a Two-day CPET in People With ME/CFS
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.
Analysis of Prognostic Cell Signaling Factors in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
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 future ...
Analysis of Suprapectoral and Subpectoral Biceps Tenodesis
Biceps pathology typically includes pain in the anterior shoulder that is reproduced with provocative maneuvers. However, optimal treatment of patient with this diagnosis is not clear and can include tenotomy (cutting the biceps) or various forms of tenodesis (cutting then reattaching). As tenotomy can lead to cosmetic deformity and anterior humeral discomfort from spasms, many surgeons perform tenodesis. There are various techniques for tenodesis. This study will compare 2 methods: suprapectoral (doing the surgery using an incision higher in the shoulder) versus subpectoral fixation (surgery which involves making an incision lower in the...
An Exploratory Maintenance Trial of BI 655064 in Patients With Lupus Nephritis
The main objectives of this trial are to evaluate the long term efficacy and safety of different doses of BI 655064 versus placebo as add-on therapy to Standard of Care (SOC) during maintenance therapy for lupus nephritis.
An Extension Study of GDC-0853 in Participants With Moderate to Severe Active Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
This Phase II, multicenter, open-label extension (OLE) study will evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of GDC-0853 in participants with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who have completed Study GA30044 (NCT02908100) up to 48 weeks.
An Imaging Framework for Clinically Testing New Treatments to Prevent Post-traumatic OA
The immediate goal of the proposed research is to test the value of a new low-cost, low-dose standing CT system for efficient early detection of both joint degeneration and elevated contact stress. The standing CT scanner holds promise for detecting arthritic changes earlier than other imaging modalities because of the combination of its 3D nature and ability to image joints in a weight-bearing pose. A secondary goal of the proposed research is to enable predictive models for osteoarthritis risk based on measures of post treatment contact stress, both to inform treatment and so that new interventions can be tested in a manner incorporating...
An Investigational Study to Evaluate BMS-986165 in Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
This study will investigate BMS-986165 to assess its effects in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).