This study seeks to correlate microbiome sequencing data with information provided by patients and their medical records.
This study seeks to correlate microbiome sequencing data with information provided by patients and their medical records regarding Rheumatoid Arthritis
The purpose of this trial is to assess whether the Total Posterior Spine System (TOPS System) is more effective than transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) when used to stabilize a single lumbar level (L2 - L5) following surgical decompression in patients diagnosed with (1) at least moderate lumbar spinal stenosis, and (2) Grade 1 spondylolisthesis (or retrolisthesis), and (3) thickening of the ligamentum flavum or scarring of the facet joint capsule. Success will be assessed by means of a composite endpoint that measures improvement in in patient reported outcomes and the absence of any major device related complications.
The cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is not fully understood. However, one of the substances secreted by certain cells in the body, interleukin-6 (IL-6), is believed to play a major role in chronic inflammation that is typical in RA. This study investigates the drug FB704A, which is believed to lower the inflammation caused by IL-6. This study will be in 2 sequential parts: a single increasing dose part (Part 1) and a multiple-increasing dose part (Part 2). Subjects will receive either active or placebo drug by IV infusion. Subjects in both parts will have a short stay in the clinic at the start of the study, then will return for...
This is a retrospective, single-site observational study, designed to assess the clinical outcomes and collect safety data of GMK Revision knee system used for primary or revision total knee arthroplasty at minimum two years post-treatment.
1. To assess changes in impedance parameters in Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies (IIMs). 2. To assess whether EIM parameters are reflective of disease severity, based on clinical outcome measures of IIMs.
Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is one of the most common and disabling conditions among Veterans. Management of KOA is challenging as there are few effective treatments other than joint replacement. Importantly, low levels of physical activity in patients with knee problems might worsen pain and disability. This study aims to determine the feasibility of using methods to change behavior that use social incentives and promote physical activity through playing games and interacting with a web-based platform. The study will also evaluate an important and widely used treatment, namely corticosteroid injections. Participants will be randomized into...
The purpose of the Apremilast Pregnancy Exposure Registry is to monitor planned and unplanned pregnancies exposed to apremilast and to evaluate the safety of this medication relative to specified pregnancy outcomes, and to evaluate potential effects of prenatal apremilast exposure on infant health status through one year of age.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate performance of the Vanguard 360 revision knee system utilizing offset on either the tibial component, femoral component, or both in terms of the restoration of mechanical alignment, clinical outcomes and survivorship.
This research is being done to see if the amount of an enzyme in blood (called serum mast cell tryptase) changes before and after surgery. The investigators would like to see if these amounts are related to knee stiffness and pain in subjects that undergo a total knee replacement.