The purpose of this study is to assess the course of hip weakness after LLIF or ALIF procedures. These outcomes include measures of hip strength using a dynamometer, which is a device used to measure muscle strength. While it is known that people experience temporary hip and leg weakness after an LLIF or ALIF, the exact timing of when hip and leg strength is regained after an LLIF or ALIF is not known.
Evaluation of the effect of combinatorial treatment of fibromyalgia patients (standard of care + minocycline + N-acetylcysteine (NAC) relative to standard of care on subjective pain measurement Revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQR).
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), otherwise known as Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is an under-recognized disorder whose cause is not yet understood. Suggested theories behind the pathophysiology of this condition include autoimmune causes, an inciting viral illness, and a dysfunctional autonomic nervous system caused by a small fiber polyneuropathy. Symptoms include fatigue, cognitive impairments, gastrointestinal changes, exertional dyspnea, and post-exertional malaise. The latter two symptoms are caused in part by abnormal cardiopulmonary hemodynamics during exercise...
This study is a prospective, randomized trial to compare patient outcomes of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for the treatment of medial compartment osteoarthritis.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune, inflammatory disease and musculoskeletal pain is one of the most common symptoms. This study will investigate whether transcutaneous stimulation of the vagus nerve will decrease lupus musculoskeletal pain. This study will additionally investigate the biologic effects of vagus nerve stimulation on inflammation. It will be the first clinical study using one of the body's own pathways of modulating the immune system and inflammatory response, the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway, in SLE.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not giving a lower dose of antibiotics (Vancomycin) in the area where it is needed (upper extremity) is more effective at preventing infection than the current standard dose which is given intravenously (IV).
This research is being conducted to assess measurement correlations on different X-ray views on patients who have undergone or will undergo hip reconstruction surgery.
To evaluate the fusion status of the hindfoot bones after receiving the ViviGen graft, an FDA approved cellular bone matrix. This is used in a population indicated for hindfoot arthrodesis as an alternative to an autograft.
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and performance of the NuVasive XLIF Decade Plate System as measured by patient-reported outcomes (PROs), radiographic outcomes, and reported complications.
This is an open label study of Ampligen in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.