A Multi-center, Prospective, Blinded, Randomized study of Artelon FLEXBAND® for patients undergoing Soft Tissue Reconstruction of the Anterior Talofibular Ligament (ATFL) to treat Lateral Ankle Instability

Date Added
March 26th, 2024
PRO Number
Pro00130932
Researcher
Christopher Gross

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Keywords
Joint, Pain
Summary

The goal of this randomized controlled trial is to analyze return to pre-injury activity level on subjects with lateral ankle instability undergoing a modified Broström reconstruction procedure for repair of the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL). The subjects undergoing ATFL reconstructive procedure using the Artelon FLEXBAND® system as an augmentation device will be compared to subjects undergoing a standard modified Broström procedure alone. Artelon FLEXBAND is a commercially available, polycaprolactone (PCL) polyurethane urea (PUUR) multipolymer synthetic knitted mesh that is used for soft tissue reinforcement procedures. The device is biocompatible and degradable and has been used as an augmentation device in over 50,000 Orthopedic tendon and ligament reconstructive procedures. Artelon FLEXBAND has received its FDA 510(k) clearance. Enrollment is expected to take approximately 1 year. All subjects will be followed for 2 years post-operatively for a total study duration of approximately 3 years. Study follow-up visits will occur at 2-, 6-, 12-, 18- and 26-weeks, and 1- and 2-years after surgery. Possible, anticipated procedure-related risks associated with using the FLEXBAND device include, but are not limited to, infections, both deep and superficial, allergies or other reaction to device materials, dislocation, subluxation or inadequate scope of movement as a result of failure to achieve optimum positioning of the implant, bone fractures as a result of one-sided overload or weakened bone structure, temporary or permanent nerve damage as a result of pressure or hematoma, wound hematoma, and delayed wound healing. Benefits include improvement in function, including return to pre-injury activity levels.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Seth Tysor
3362122921
tysor@musc.edu

Sequential Trial of Adding Buprenorphine, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to Improve Outcomes of Long-Term Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain (ACTION)

Date Added
January 2nd, 2024
PRO Number
Pro00130123
Researcher
Kelly Barth

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Keywords
Drug Studies, Pain, Psychiatry, Substance Use
Summary

This study aims to investigate innovative approaches to managing chronic pain and opioid use. This study consists of two phases, each offering different treatment options. Participation is voluntary.

This study will sequentially evaluate three novel and scalable interventions for at-risk individuals on long term opioid therapy for chronic pain: (1) low-dose transdermal buprenorphine initiation without a period of opioid withdrawal; (2) a brief Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for pain (CBI); and (3) transcranial magnetic stimulation by examining standardized repeated measures of clinical outcomes at baseline, during treatment, and at follow-up.

Phase 1:
In this initial phase, all participants will have a 1-week open-label trial of buprenorphine (worn as a patch on the arm, shoulder or upper-back). This trial aims to assess the safety and effectiveness of buprenorphine in managing chronic pain and opioid use. During this phase, participants will have the opportunity to experience the effects of buprenorphine under close monitoring.

Phase 2:
After completing Phase 1, participants will have the opportunity to choose their next course of treatment. They can decide to continue with buprenorphine, and undergo a 1-week trial of either real buprenorphine or a placebo (an inactive substance). They will be randomly assigned to receive either real or placebo buprenorphine. If participants respond well to buprenorphine treatment, they may continue the medication under the care of their physician.

Alternatively, participants can explore an alternative treatment called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in Phase 2. If they opt for rTMS, they will receive either real rTMS or a sham version interspersed with cognitive-behavioral therapy for pain. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive either real or sham rTMS.

In both phases, participants will receive close monitoring and attend regular study visits to assess safety and progress. Throughout the study, they will be asked to complete questionnaires about pain, functioning and opioid use, undergo physiological monitoring and blood samples will be collected at specific points.

It's important to note that there are potential risks associated with the study medication, such as difficulty sleeping, nausea, and dizziness. Additionally, for the rTMS arm, there is risk of mild headache, pain at the stimulation site, and there may be unknown risks related to the brain stimulation.

Participants' experience in Phase 1 will involve an open-label trial of buprenorphine, and participants' decisions in Phase 2 will determine the treatment path. While the effectiveness of these treatments is uncertain, participants will receive thorough monitoring throughout the study, and have the option to withdraw at any time. Improvement in participant symptoms is possible but not guaranteed.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Georgia Mappin
843-764-7316
mappin@musc.edu

STEMCAP-1: Safety and Efficacy of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Associated with Chronic Pancreatitis Pain

Date Added
December 19th, 2023
PRO Number
Pro00132905
Researcher
Hongjun Wang

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