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.
“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.
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.
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.