A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Oral Treprostinil in the Treatment of Calcinosis in Patients With Systemic Sclerosis
This is a prospective open-label trial that will enroll 12 patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and at least one calcinotic lesion of the hands that is palpable on physical examination and also measureable on hand radiographs, at one single center. Each subject will receive treprostinil orally for 12 months, and follow-up evaluations will be performed every 3 months. Our main objective is to determine whether oral treprostinil is safe, and effective in reducing calcinosis in patients with SSc. We hypothesize that calcinosis is a result of microvascular injury and ischemic damage, and that therefore treprostinil may be beneficial in the...
A Pivotal Study of the Premia Spine TOPS™ System
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.
A Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety, Movement Through, and Reaction of the Body to Single and Multiple Increasing Doses of FB704A
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...
A Post-Market Retrospective Study on Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty Using Medacta GMK® Revision Prosthesis
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.
A Pragmatic Trial To Determine the Benefit of Exercise Incentives and Corticosteroid Injections in Osteoarthritis of the Knee
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...
Apremilast Pregnancy Exposure Registry
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.
A Prospective, Clinical Investigation of the Vanguard 360 Revision Knee
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.
A Prospective Clinical Trial Comparing Serum Mast Cell Tryptase (SMCT) Levels to Arthrofibrosis Rates Among Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) Patients
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.
A Prospective Multicenter Longitudinal Cohort Study of the Mymobility Platform
Post-market prospective, multi-center longitudinal study to determine if mobile application-guided education and exercise paired with accurate and sensitive activity monitoring, captured from consumer wearables, can provide a viable (and potentially improved) alternative to current standard of care physical therapy for hip and knee arthroplasty.
A Prospective Study Comparing Suture Anchor and Soft Tissue Pectoralis Major Tendon Techniques for Biceps Tenodesis
This is a prospective randomized controlled trial comparing two common techniques of long head of biceps tendon tenodesis in shoulder surgery. Numerous techniques of biceps tenodesis currently exist and are commonly performed. We will be comparing the tenodesis procedure using a suture anchor device versus a technique where the tendon is simply sutured to the pectoralis major tendon.