Value of 3D Modeling in Spine Surgery
Adults (18 years and over) and children (10-17 years of age) scheduled for surgery to correct scoliosis will be included in this study, for which participation will last 6 months. Each age group of participants will be randomized to two cohorts: one cohort will receive standard of care, while the other will also have their standard radiographic images used in the construction of a three-dimensional visualization of the spine. Questionnaires administered before and after surgery, in addition to health information collected throughout the course of the study, will indicate whether the three-dimensional model has an effect on the planning,...
Vasculitis Pregnancy Registry
The purpose of this study is to learn about the experience of women with vasculitis who become pregnant. In particular, the study will consist of several online surveys to assess 1. each woman's vasculitis severity and pregnancy-related experiences, and 2. pregnancy outcomes.
VCRC Longitudinal Protocol for Aortitis
The term 'aortitis' refers to inflammation of the aorta. Aortitis is known to occur in a variety of vasculitides and connective tissue diseases, such as giant cell arteritis (GCA), Takayasu arteritis (TAK), rheumatoid arthritis, and spondyloarthropathies, among others. This study will establish a longitudinal cohort for these diseases.
VCRC Patient Contact Registry Patient-Reported Data Validation Study
The purpose of this study is to provide validation of patient-reported data in the VCRC Patient Contact Registry by comparing patient-reported data with data provided by the physician who is the primary provider caring for the patient's vasculitis. Patients enrolled in the Patient Contact Registry with Behcet's disease, eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss) (EGPA), giant cell arteritis (GCA), granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's) (GPA), microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), polyarteritis nodosa (PAN), and Takayasu's arteritis (TAK) were invited via email to participate in this study.
VCRC Tissue Repository
The purpose of this study is to collect existing tissue specimens from subjects enrolled in Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC) studies. Analysis of these tissue specimens and linked clinical data collected through VCRC studies may lead to the identification and development of a series of translational research projects. Results of these studies will provide vasculitis researchers with insight into the causes of these diseases and generate new ideas for diagnostic tests and therapies, and will be of great interest to the larger communities of researchers investigating vasculitis and other autoimmune, inflammatory, and vascular...
Vertebral Body Tethering Outcomes for Pediatric Idiopathic Scoliosis
This study will assess whether Anterior Vertebral Tethering is a safe and feasible method of anterior approach surgery for spinal deformity in pediatric idiopathic scoliosis.
Vertebral Body Tethering Treatment for Idiopathic Scoliosis
This study will determine whether vertebral body tethering is a safe and feasible method of treatment for pediatric idiopathic scoliosis.
Vessel Wall Imaging for Diagnosis and Monitoring of Central Nervous System (CNS) Vasculitis
This is a prospective pilot study to determine the utility of MRI and high resolution intracranial vessel wall imaging for the diagnosis and disease activity assessment of intracranial vasculitis.
Vestibulodynia: Understanding Pathophysiology and Determining Appropriate Treatments
Vestibulodynia (VBD) is a complex chronic vulvar pain condition that impairs the psychological, physical, and sexual health of 1 in 6 reproductive aged women in the United States. Here, the investigators plan to conduct a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial to 1) compare the efficacy of peripheral (lidocaine/estradiol cream), centrally-targeted (nortriptyline), and combined treatments in alleviating pain and improving patient-reported outcomes and 2) determine cytokine and microRNA biomarkers that predict treatment response in women with distinct VBD subtypes. Positive findings from this study will readily...
ViBone in Cervical and Lumbar Spine Fusion
Assess clinical and radiographic outcomes in patients who undergo 1-3 level anterior cervical discectomy fusion (ACDF) or lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF, PLIF, ALIF, or LLIF) using ViBone.