Ultrasound Assessment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Who Changed Diet
The purpose of this research study is to evaluate if a weight loss intervention will improve your rheumatoid arthritis disease activity.
Ultrasound for Scoliosis Diagnostic Evaluation
Scoliosis is a complex 3-dimensional deformity of the spine. It may occur at any time throughout growth and development and is typically detected through x-ray imaging. Although effective at visualizing a curve, x-ray imaging is costly and may expose children to potentially harmful ionizing radiation. This is a 30 patient study to evaluate the reliability of ultrasound, an imaging technique without radiation, to effectively measure scoliosis deformities compared to the gold-standard of x-ray.
Ultrasound-guided Injection for DeQuervain's
The investigators aim to perform a prospective study to evaluate the effectiveness of blind corticosteroid injections to US-guided injections for the treatment of de Quervain's disease. The results of the study will be used to validate current injection protocols or support the incorporation of ultrasonography to treat the disease.
Ultrasound Guided Knee Injections in Musculoskeletal Medicine
This study will compare the accuracy and patient reported outcomes between four different techniques used to perform a knee injection.
Ultrasound Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
The research objective is to demonstrate safety and efficacy of spleen ultrasound stimulation in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in a blinded and randomized controlled trial. Specific Aims include: - Measure RA disease activity and functional metrics during and after a 2- week course of spleen-directed daily ultrasound treatments (within-arm and between-arm assessments); and - Monitor adverse events during and after daily ultrasound treatments.
Understanding Cognition, Oxytocin & Pain in Elders
Osteoarthritis (OA) represents a significant cause of disability worldwide and the knee is the most commonly affected joint. Oxytocin (OT) is a mediator of endogenous analgesia in animal and human studies. This proposal will test the efficacy and safety of self-administered intranasal OT over 4-weeks in older individuals relative to placebo (P) evaluating its effects on pain and function in aging and testing potential underlying neurobiological mechanisms.
Use of 99mTc Tilmanocept for Imaging Arterial Inflammation
The purpose of this study is to measure arterial 99mTc-Tilmanocept uptake using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT/CT) scanning in HIV infected subjects known to have subclinical coronary atherosclerosis as assessed by contrast-enhanced coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA).
Use of Acthar in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Related Flares
This is a Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) study. The purpose of this research study is to determine in RA flare, whether musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) inflammatory scores and/or disease activity scores improve with Acthar treatment.
Use of a Dynamic Compression Intramedullary Nail for Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis
The purpose of this study is to determine the clinical efficacy of a novel dynamic compression intramedullary nail for tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) arthrodesis.
Use of a Self-Guided Mindfulness Mobile Application to Improve Pain Outcomes in Individuals With Knee Osteoarthritis
This study will investigate if mindfulness training via a smartphone mobile app is effective in improving OA-related knee pain.