Millions of minor and major surgeries are performed each year in the United States. Research into surgical interventions may focus on investigational devices, therapies for pain control, anesthesia research, technology-based support, rehabilitation programs, and quality of life measurements. Studies in this category may seek participants who are planning to have a surgical procedure, those that have already had surgery, or those interested in alternatives to surgery.
Barriers for Dysvascular Amputees
Do you have a lower limb amputation due to a vascular complication or diabetes? Are you a healthcare provider that works with people with amputations? You may be able to participate in a research study identifying barriers that exist for people throughout the amputation process. Compensation is provided.
MyPaTH Story Booth 2.0
Interested in sharing your story about health, illness, or research? Patients and caregivers are needed to participate in a research study to help learn more about topics that are important to you and that may improve health and health care. Participation involves one 45-minute session that takes place over the phone. Eligible participants must be able to read and understand English.
MyPaTH Story Booth – COVID-19 Stories
Participants are invited to share how they are maintaining their health during the coronavirus pandemic, or to share what it is like being ill with COVID-19 and/or caring for a loved one who is ill with COVID-19. Participation in this research study involves one 45-minute session that takes place over the phone. Eligible participants must be able to read and understand English.
Spinal Cord Stimulation for the treatment of motor deficits in people with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Are you affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy? You may be able to participate in a research study using spinal cord stimulation (SCS), an approved clinical therapy for pain syndromes that do not respond to drugs. Unexpectedly, SCS has shown the ability to promote the recovery of leg motor function in people with complete motor paralysis in consequence of spinal cord injury years after injury.
“My Decision” Study
Are you pregnant and thinking about having a tubal sterilization (“getting your tubes tied”) after delivering your baby? Are you eligible for or enrolled in Medicaid? You may be interested in a research study to test a new interactive tool designed to help women make decisions about tubal sterilization. Participation may take place by phone/videoconference or in-person. Compensation provided.
Ketamine in Opioid-Tolerant Patients Undergoing Spine Surgery
Do you take prescription opioid pain relievers for back pain and are you scheduled to have lumbar, thoracic, or cervical spine surgery? Are you 18-70? You may be able to take part in a research study to better understand how ketamine affects pain and opioid use after surgery. Eligible participants are scheduled for surgery with Dr. Okonkwo or Dr. Hamilton. Compensation will be provided.