Apr 6th, 2015 - The study focuses on identifying potentially modifiable determinants of patients� willingness to consider joint replacement as a treatment option for osteoarthritis of the knee or hip. This line of research is informed by not only our prior work but also recent studies on health disparities and patient decision-making. Our long-term goal is the development and evaluation of interventions to tar...
Jun 20th, 2013 - In a changing health care environment, the role of patients in managing their arthritis is increasingly important. Patient education is the primary means for teaching patients how to fulfill this role successfully. The goal of self-management health education is not merely to provide information but also to change patient attitudes and behavior so that patient outcomes are improved. These progr...
Jan 4th, 2018 - The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in conjunction with transcranial ultrasound (TUS) on pain perception and functional limitations in people with osteoarthritis of the knee. The investigators hypothesize that there will be a decrease in pain levels with active stimulation, when compared to sham stimulation.
Jan 24th, 2017 - DECT is a technique that enables visualization of MSU crystal deposits by analysis of the chemical composition of the scanned materials. This study will determine the extent of MSU crystal volume in the hands/wrists, feet/ankles, and knees as determined by DECT of subjects with gout taking a dose of at least 300 mg allopurinol daily for the past 12 weeks. Patients with gout on allopurinol with ...
Jul 30th, 2018 - This study is intended to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Certolizumab Pegol (CZP) in combination with Methotrexate (MTX) for inducing and sustaining clinical response in the treatment of Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drug (DMARD)-naïve adults with early active Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Jun 8th, 2015 - Disease Modifying Anti Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs) reduce disease activity and radiological progression and improve long term functional outcome in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). However, adherence is a prerequisite for a drug to be effective. A previous study showed that 33% of the RA-patients using DMARDs are non-adherent. Non-adherence can not be attributed to a single cause, but is t...
Oct 26th, 2016 - Osteoclastic bone resorption depends on both the capacity to generate osteoclasts (osteoclastogenesis) and on individual osteoclast activity. The investigators objective is to study the effect of anti-TNF therapy on the number of osteoclast precursors in the peripheral blood of patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, on in vitro osteoclastogenesis and on osteoclast activity before and during the tr...
Aug 9th, 2018 - The Canadian workforce is aging. The most prevalent age group is 50-54 years and most of these Canadians will aim to continue working over the next 10 years. However, the impact of arthritis on aging Canadians compromises their ability to continue working. By 2031, over 2 million Canadians aged 45 to 64 years will have arthritis. The investigators aim to boost the ability of adults with the mos...
Jan 27th, 2008 - The purpose of this study is to find out whether electrical stimulation can reduce knee pain and increase function in people with osteoarthritis of the knee.
Oct 18th, 2012 - Preliminary evidence suggests that low-fat, vegetarian diets and certain nutritional supplements can help reduce pain and also reduce the need for pain medications for some people. The investigators will ask about 100 people to participate. All of them will get a low-fat, vegan diet and a nutritional supplement (mixture of omega-3 oils and vitamin E or a placebo), although some will get the die...
Jul 21st, 2010 - This study was designed to compare the effectiveness of reducing the incidence of gastroduodenal ulcers between lansoprazole 30mg QD + naproxen 500mg BID vs celecoxib 200mg QD in subjects with osteoarthritis taking low dose aspirin. Approximately 100 sites across the U.S. will enroll subjects with normal endoscopic findings and negative H.pylori. The duration of the study will be a maximum of 1...
Dec 20th, 2017 - Patients enrolled in AP-003-C Main Study will be offered the option to roll-over to the open label extension study at the final visit of the Main Study (Week 12). Approximately 171 subjects with knee pain due to severe osteoarthritis of the knee (KL IV) may enroll in the 40-week OLE study. The OLE Study allows for a 60-day screening window from Week 12 of the Main Study for enrollment in the Ex...
May 6th, 2013 - To demonstrate that EUFLEXXA is safe for the treatment of chronic shoulder pain associated with osteoarthritis.
Apr 7th, 2014 - Purpose: The purpose of this study is to demonstrate if the intra-articular injection of a new viscoelastic Hydrogel (Hymovis) is superior to Placebo (phosphate buffered saline [PBS] in subjects with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee.
Feb 22nd, 2017 - Background: Hand osteoarthritis (OA) is highly prevalent, affecting 55-70% of the population over 55 years with an age-related progressive increase. The OA of interphalangeal (IF) and carpometacarpal joints may have varying degrees of deformity associated with pain, decreased of grip and pinch strength, decreased range of motion and functional impairment. Systematic reviews and meta-analyzes ha...
Sep 12th, 2018 - The purpose of the study is to determine the survivorship of robotic-arm assisted MCK medial onlay unicompartmental knee arthroplasty implants at two, five, and ten year follow up. Study participants will also be asked about their level of satisfaction with their knee function following their robotic-arm assisted Unicompartmental Arthroplasty.
Oct 19th, 2017 - This is a double-blind, placebo-controlled study in healthy adult volunteers, to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of multiple ascending doses of SKI-O-703. A total of 24 subjects are planned to participate in 3 cohorts (8 subjects each). In each cohort, 6 subjects will be randomly assigned to receive SKI-O-703 and 2 subjects will be randomly assigned to matching plac...
Aug 24th, 2009 - This study will investigate the pharmacokinetic (PK) / total IL-1beta pharmacodynamic (PD) relationship in joint fluids of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with different doses of ACZ885 and to evaluate the impact of the subcutaneous (s.c.) versus intravenous (i.v.) route of administration.
Mar 2nd, 2008 - CE-224535 is a new medication being developed as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). The purpose of this study is to evaluate the analgesic and anti inflammatory efficacy and safety of CE 224,535 versus placebo and naproxen treatment in patients with OA knee pain.
Nov 8th, 2015 - The purpose of this study is to determine whether a weekly subcutaneous dose of abatacept yields clinical efficacy comparable to that of monthly intravenous doses of abatacept in participants with rheumatoid arthritis and an inadequate response to current methotrexate therapy.