Spinal posture and imbalance are known to be related to increased muscle expenditure, with narrow "cone of economy" of muscle effort defining the most comfortable postures. Therefore, it is hypothesized that predicting the posture of the lowest muscle effort available for a patient with a given spinal alignment and body properties will correspond to the posture the patient will most likely assume. Based on established musculoskeletal models, a model application was configured to allow prediction of this optimal posture. This study aims to assess the validity of this approach and the value of using biomechanical modeling for ...
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and performance of anterior cervical spine surgery using the NuVasive anterior cervical plate (ACP) System as measured by reported complications, radiographic outcomes, and patient-reported outcomes (PROs).
This is an open-label study to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of KZR-616 in patients with active PM or DM who completed the double-blind treatment period of Study KZR-616-003, up to and including the Week 32 Visit, prior to the first dose of open-label KZR-616.
The purpose of this pilot study is to evaluate effect of IV oxytocin on chronic pain in patients with Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos syndrome.
Comparing two different corticosteroids (dexamethasone and triamcinolone) for use in sacroiliac joint injections
This is a prospective, real-world observational study in which patients with RA who are initiating treatment with a JAK inhibitor medication will self-report disease activity and treatment satisfaction measures using their own web-enabled device such as a smartphone. Secondary objectives include analyzing the epidemiology and natural history of the disease, its comorbidities, and current treatment practices.
The study will assess whether patients of providers participating in Project ECHO for ILD experience reduced stress, including financial stress, based on their ability to receive timely and local care and services, The study will employ nested mixed-method design at baseline, at 6 months and at 12 months to answer the study question.
The purpose of this study is to assess the degree of improvement seen patient reported outcomes after 30 sessions of UVA-1 therapy in treating systemic scleroderma, morphea, and sclerodermatous Graft-Versus-Host Disease. While patients have verbally reported improvement of their sclerosing skin disease with UVA-1, patient reported outcomes have not been rigorously studied. In sclerosing skin diseases where clinical change is difficult to measure, patient reported outcomes may offer a better way to study the impact of treatments like UVA-1. This will be a non-blinded, non-randomized prospective trial using UVA-1 phototherapy in ...
The purpose of this study is to collect data needed to satisfy the European Union (EU) Medical Device Regulation (MDR) clinical post-market surveillance (PMS) and reporting requirements, and to support future regulatory submissions and peer-reviewed publications on device performance and safety.
The goal of this study is to find an effective treatment for chronic patellar tendinopathy (PT). Investigators will conduct a 32-week randomized controlled clinical trial to determine whether platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections improve disease-specific clinical outcomes with correlation to a new method of ultrasound (US) imaging assessment called Acoustoelastography (AE). Positive findings of PRP compared to control would suggest future larger scale studies to help establish an optimal protocol for the nonsurgical management of PT.