Chronic pain and fatigue are characterized by peripheral and central mechanisms including low pain thresholds, temporal summation, peripheral and central sensitization. This application will focus on central factors of chronic pain and fatigue. Functional brain imaging will be used to characterized brain and spinal cord abnormalities that contribute to the mechanisms of these disorders.
This study evaluates the difference in postoperative bleeding between two study groups, FDA cleared MONTAGE Settable Resorbable Hemostatic Bone Putty and standard of care (no bone hemostat) during pedicle subtraction osteotomy procedures.
The purpose of this study is to compare immune phenotype, function, and specificity of B lymphocytes from different developmental stages in autoimmune patients to B cells from infectious disease patients and healthy controls.
This study is a multicenter, prospective, non-randomized, non-controlled clinical outcome study. The primary objective of this study is to evaluate improvement of pain score at one year for the Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder. The secondary objective is collection of long term clinical outcomes.
This will be a prospective study to determine the association between specific genotypes, epigenetics, behavioral, social and biological factors, with the phenotypes, defined by pain perception, postoperative pain, analgesic effects, side effects to perioperative analgesics, chronic postoperative pain, and gene expression in patients following pectus excavatum repair.
Pilot test the novel educational patient-directed intervention to demonstrate the feasibility of the novel educational approaches developed in improving patient's willingness to achieve remission or low disease activity in RA.
This is a prospective, randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of expanded patient education and coping skills on pain management following multilevel pediatric spinal surgery. The intervention will include a smartphone- based platform and a comprehensive library of peri-operative educational and coping skills videos as a means for better addressing the psychosocial elements of a child's individual pain experience. The study evaluated whether this novel intervention will reduce pain, improve outcomes and accelerate functional recovery up to 6 weeks after surgery.
Multi-center study to include up to 600 subjects with knee osteoarthritis in unilateral or bilateral knees treated with Regenexx® SD in the osteoarthritic knee/s. Synovial fluid drawn from patients' knee/s prior to receiving Regenexx-SD treatment will be correlated with their clinical outcomes after treatment.
This prospective, non-interventional research registry is designed to study the comparative effectiveness and comparative safety of approved treatments for RA in a cohort of patients cared for by rheumatologists across North America. Secondary objectives include analyzing the epidemiology and natural history of the disease, its comorbidities, and current treatment practices.
This study will help the investigators design a method to detect the disease-causing immune cells in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Such methods are not currently available, but if successful, would help scientists to better understand the causes of RA.