Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a devastating complication following arthroplasty. An utmost effort has been done to clarify risk factors and microbiology of PJI. We now know the most frequent infecting microorganisms are members of the skin microbiome. These microorganisms are thought to get into the joint and infect the prosthesis during the peri-operative and/or post-operative period. Nevertheless, recent studies have suggested, bacteria may be present in the joint even before the first incision, suggesting the existence of a joint microbiome. Therefore, we aimed to determine the bacterial composition from different knee...
This is a retrospective/prospective, open-label single cohort, multicenter study to collect relevant clinical data from 147 subjects with unicompartmental degeneration of the knee in whom the Journey UNI UKS was previously implanted.
This is a 6-week ketogenic diet (KD) intervention where participants with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) will follow a KD plan, supervised and monitored by a dietician. Participants will be provided extensive educational and ongoing support on the KD, including personalized coaching with the ability to text a dietitian at any time and expect a response within 12 hours. Diet adherence and progress will be assessed daily using at-home blood ketone/glucose monitors, along with diet records. Participants will fill out health related questionnaires and undergo assessments of body composition, RA disease activity. This study also includes blood...
The main purpose of this study is to assess whether adding a multifaceted lifestyle intervention to the standard best practice of care can be more effective than standard best practices alone for treating Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Local anesthetic resistance is commonly reported by patients with EDS. However, there are no objective data on the occurrence of local anesthetic resistance in EDS patients and in healthy volunteers. We propose to collect such objective data on the frequency of drug resistance and whether any problems with local anesthesia are due to initial ineffectiveness or due to its effects dissipating too soon.
A prospective, multicenter post-market clinical follow-up study to evaluate the 10-year long-term safety and effectiveness of the Simplify Disc in subjects who were enrolled in the post approval study (NCT04630626).
A prospective, multicenter post-market clinical follow-up study to evaluate the 10-year long-term safety and effectiveness of the Simplify Disc at two levels in subjects who were enrolled in the IDE study (NCT03123549) and/or post approval study (NCT04980378).
The objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and performance of NuVasive interbody implants when used during thoracic and/or lumbar spine surgery as measured by reported complications, radiographic outcomes, and patient-reported outcomes. This study is being undertaken to identify possible residual risks and to clarify mid- to long-term clinical performance that may affect the benefit/risk ratios of these interbody implants.
The primary objective is to obtain whole blood from subjects with an established diagnosis of early Borrelisois expressing with EM rash. Whole blood will also be obtained from subjects without EM rash but with signs and symptoms consistent with suspicion of acute Borreliosis and under medical examination for Lyme disease. In addition, whole blood will be obtained from apparently healthy subjects residing in areas endemic to Lyme disease and apparently healthy subjects residing in areas non-endemic to Lyme disease.
The purpose of this research study is to use a new imaging technique called Magnetic Resonance (MR) Elastography to create new imaging parameters to measure the mechanical properties of myofascial tissues that can be used to assess the impaired myofascial interface in myofascial pain syndrome (MPS).