The primary objective of this study is to evaluate if baseline levels of T cell associated biomarkers predict efficacy of abatacept during 24 weeks of treatment in patients with moderate to severe active Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) who have had an inadequate response to conventional disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (cDMARDs)
The purpose of the study is to demonstrate the long-term safety, tolerability and efficacy of bimekizumab in patients with active axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA, also known as radiographic axSpa (r-axSpA)) including ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpa).
To address the health disparities in SLE outcomes for minorities, targeted intervention will be used to address the common barriers to care among patients; a comprehensive patient navigator approach will be utilized based on evidence from prior studies is the purpose of this research. The navigator services most commonly provided include facilitation and coordination of care, practical support, including scheduling transportation and referrals to financial assistance programs, appointment scheduling and reminders, education and psycho-social support. The most effective patient navigators address both health system and patient...
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 study is an observational study to test and validate a questionnaire and statistical model used to determine patient preferences regarding treatment for any one of 11 musculoskeletal conditions: hip arthritis, knee arthritis, hip labral tears and femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), osteochondritis dissecans, Achilles tendon rupture, patellofemoral dislocation, distal radius fracture, and fractures of the hip, ankle, tibia, and proximal humerus. This study aims to understand how multiple treatment variables, including pain, rehabilitation time, cost, and choice of surgical versus non-surgical intervention, impact patients'...