This study will determine whether vertebral body tethering is a safe and feasible method of treatment for pediatric idiopathic scoliosis.
Vestibulodynia (VBD) is a complex chronic vulvar pain condition that impairs the psychological, physical, and sexual health of 1 in 6 reproductive aged women in the United States. Here, the investigators plan to conduct a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial to 1) compare the efficacy of peripheral (lidocaine/estradiol cream), centrally-targeted (nortriptyline), and combined treatments in alleviating pain and improving patient-reported outcomes and 2) determine cytokine and microRNA biomarkers that predict treatment response in women with distinct VBD subtypes. Positive findings from this study will readily...
Veterans who have responded well to Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA), a form of auricular acupuncture, in routine clinical practice will be invited to receive education to insert the needles themselves at home. A 3D-printed wearable prosthetic will also be explored as a means to facilitate needle placement. Primary end-points will include whether adverse events occur over a six-month period and whether the aforementioned prosthesis significantly facilitates needle placement in terms of subjective ease of administration.
To evaluate the fusion status of the hindfoot bones after receiving the ViviGen graft, an FDA approved cellular bone matrix. This is used in a population indicated for hindfoot arthrodesis as an alternative to an autograft.
The purpose of this study is to determine the sensitivity of a wearable sensor to detect changes in knee joint loading using an experimental knee joint effusion as a model for a common clinical physiological alteration in joint status. The rationale for this project is that it will establish the efficacy of an inexpensive, clinically, and publicly available device that can detect changes in biomechanical loading due to acute physiologic change in joint status. The study will utilize a cross-sectional cohort study design and will seek to enroll 25 male and female healthy adult participants (18-35 yo). Participants will report to the...
This is a single-arm clinical trial to investigate wearable sensors for assessing outcomes following physical therapy in people with knee osteoarthritis.
Researchers are evaluating if cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia delivered over the internet will help with fibromyalgia symptoms.
The researchers wish to investigate whether proton pump inhibitors, administered prior to or after surgery, can reduce the incidence and/or severity of difficulty swallowing foods and/or liquids,following anterior cervical surgery.
The purpose of this research is to examine whether the Chronic Disease Self-management Program (CDSMP) would improve health outcomes and reduce health care use in African American women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The CDSMP is a generic, evidence-based self-management education program that has been shown to help people with chronic conditions to take control of their health problems. This study focuses on African American women with SLE because the CDSMP has not been widely studied in this population.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of incisional vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy in the prevention of infection after posterior spinal fusion for pediatric neuromuscular scoliosis, in comparison to a regular gauze bandage.