Virtual Reality for Power Wheelchair Training
The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of VRSim 3.0 on power wheelchair (PWC) driving skills and to obtain qualitative feedback from users on the design of the virtual reality (VR) simulator to inform device development.
Walking Gait Biomechanics Following Knee Joint Effusion
The purpose of this study is to determine the sensitivity of a wearable sensor to detect changes in knee joint loading using an experimental knee joint effusion as a model for a common clinical physiological alteration in joint status. The rationale for this project is that it will establish the efficacy of an inexpensive, clinically, and publicly available device that can detect changes in biomechanical loading due to acute physiologic change in joint status. The study will utilize a cross-sectional cohort study design and will seek to enroll 25 male and female healthy adult participants (18-35 yo). Participants will report to the...
Web-based CBT for Insomnia Patients With Fibromyalgia
Researchers are evaluating if cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia delivered over the internet will help with fibromyalgia symptoms.
Weight Loss and Exercise for Communities With Arthritis in North Carolina
This study aims to develop and demonstrate the effectiveness of a systematic, practical, cost-effective diet-induced weight loss and exercise intervention in both urban and rural communities that can reduce pain and improve other clinical outcomes in knee OA patients. This pragmatic community-based trial will determine if the investigators previous findings translate to real-world settings and will address common concerns about barriers to effectiveness/ implementation.
Whether Proton Pump Inhibitors, Administered Prior to or After Surgery, Can Reduce the Incidence and/or Severity of Difficulty Swallowing Foods and/or Liquids,Following Anterior Cervical Surgery
The researchers wish to investigate whether proton pump inhibitors, administered prior to or after surgery, can reduce the incidence and/or severity of difficulty swallowing foods and/or liquids,following anterior cervical surgery.
Women Empowered to Live With Lupus Study
The purpose of this research is to examine whether the Chronic Disease Self-management Program (CDSMP) would improve health outcomes and reduce health care use in African American women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The CDSMP is a generic, evidence-based self-management education program that has been shown to help people with chronic conditions to take control of their health problems. This study focuses on African American women with SLE because the CDSMP has not been widely studied in this population.
Wound Vac Bandage Comparison After Spinal Fusion
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of incisional vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy in the prevention of infection after posterior spinal fusion for pediatric neuromuscular scoliosis, in comparison to a regular gauze bandage.
Wright Medical Technology Metal-on-Metal 522 Post-Market Surveillance Study
This study is in response to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) call to all manufacturers with 510(k) clearance for metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip arthroplasty (THA) devices to conduct postmarket surveillance studies. MicroPort has various acetabular shells, acetabular liners, fixation screws, femoral heads, femoral stems, modular necks, and proximal bodies currently cleared for MoM indications. Together these components comprise the Wright Medical Technology (WMT) MoM THA System. The primary objective of the study is to determine the incidence of adverse local tissue reactions (ALTR) in each THA implanted with the WMT MoM THA System...
Xenodiagnosis After Antibiotic Treatment for Lyme Disease
Background: The most common tick-borne illness in the United States, Lyme disease is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria that are transmitted to people by Ixodes scapularis ticks. Most cases of Lyme disease are cured by antibiotics, but some patients continue to experience symptoms despite the absence of detectable Lyme bacteria. Xenodiagnosis uses a vector to detect the presence of a disease-causing microbe.. Researchers will use live, laboratory-bred ticks to see if Lyme disease bacteria can be detected in people after completing antibiotic therapy and if that is more common in people who continue to experience symptoms such as...
XperGuide in Sacroiliac Joint Injection
The Research question: Among two standard image guidance techniques [2-dimension (2-D) conventional Fluoroscopy Versus 3-dimension (3-D) Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)], which is the better guidance for Sacroiliac Joint Injection therapy and should be used first? The specific aims: To detect the difference of the first-time success rate, the cross-over rate, the procedural time, the radiation exposure, the incidence of adverse events/complications, and overall satisfaction score between the 2-D Fluoroscopy versus 3-D CBCT guidance for SIJ injection.