Traditional sutures used to close the skin after a rhinoplasty are permanent sutures that require removal. These sutures create less inflammation and are thought to produce less visible scars but the process of removing the sutures can be painful and inconvenient for the patient. Some surgeons use fast absorbing sutures that do not require removal, but there have not been strong studies comparing the final scar appearance with these different suture types. This study will evaluate the rhinoplasty scar appearance using traditional permanent sutures compared to fast absorbing sutures.
In the first arm of this study (Pro00063109) we developed a list of questions that will be utilized in a new quality of life questionnaire for cochlear implant users. We developed a survey to be used in the clinical setting based on these questions. We would like to gather data from a large number of implant users in order to validate the questionnaire. In the survey subjects are asked how hearing loss and having a cochlear implant affects their life. Enrolled subjects will complete the combined experimental survey paired with the current gold standard quality of life measures at two time points one month apart, greater than a year after receiving cochlear implantation.
This is a multicenter study of adult subjects undergoing major cardiac surgical procedures in which blood samples will be collected to test the performance of a research analyzer. Blood samples will be collected at four time points before, during, and after surgery. Approximately 50 subjects will be enrolled at MUSC.
The OmniMax MMF System is an FDA-cleared device consisting of metallic implants for the temporary stabilization of mandibular and maxillary bone during fracture healing. Mandibular and maxillary fixation (MMF) is achieved through application of fixation plates and locking screws to bone. Wire or elastics are then secured around hooks.
The study is to see how safe and effective a drug called Liposomal tranexamic acid (DepoTXA) is in reducing postsurgical bleeding compared with intravenous (IV ? into a vein) Tranexamic Acid (TXA) in people undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA), otherwise known as knee replacement surgery. The study is an eight week study with a total of four visits with two of them follow-up telephone calls.
The BIOTRONIK QP ExCELs study is a prospective, non-randomized, multi-center clinical investigation is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the BIOTRONIK Sentus over-the-wire (OTW) QP left ventricular (LV) lead. Male and female patients 18 years of age or older who have standard Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator (CRT-D) indication may be eligible to participate in this study. This clinical protocol includes a single-arm, multi-center, prospective MultiPole Pacing (MPP) sub-study to demonstrate the MPP feature is effective by converting a percentage of CRT non-responders to responders.
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Sultan Siddique, MD at 803-434-3800
This study is being conducted to determine if there are temperature differences on each side of the face that may lead to an uncommon condition (Harlequin Syndrome) with patients who receive an epidural for pain control. This research is being done on patients having a Nuss procedure to correct pectus excavatum.
Low vitamin d levels are common among patients undergoing orthopedic surgery. However, very little is known about how vitamin d affects outcomes in patients undergoing total joint replacement surgery. Our study will look at how common low vitamin d status is among patients undergoing total hip and total knee replacement surgery. We will also look at how vitamin d levels affect complication rates and hospital readmission rates.
The purpose of this research study is to learn more about the outcomes of total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT). Total pancreatectomy is the removal of the pancreas and islet autotransplantation is the placement of the insulin producing cells back into you to prevent diabetes. This study is looking to enroll patients who are scheduled to have a TPIAT surgery to treat pancreatitis (inflammation and scarring of the pancreas).
In addition to the routine care for pancreatitis and TPIAT surgery, participation in this study will involve completion of some brief surveys about the subject's health before TPIAT, at 6 months after TPIAT, and each year after the TPIAT surgery for 4 years, as well as a lab test conducted at each of the follow-up visits.