Analysis of Proinflammatory Factors in the Synovial Fluid In Patients With Rotator Cuff Disease
Role of proinflammatory factors in Patients with Rotator Cuff Disease
To measure the levels of various cytokines and metalloproteases in patients with rotator cuff disease, and control group and to determine the correlations among them.
We hypothesize that cytokines and MMP's level will be significantly higher in patients with RC pathology than in control group and will be related to the time frame since injury (i.e. - higher levels as close to the injury). In addition we will examine possible relation of those levels to the pain curve by using Visual Analogue Scale.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Rotator Cuff Disease
Not yet recruiting
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01069224
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Compression of the rotator cuff tendons and subacromial bursa between the humeral head and structures that make up the coracoacromial arch and the humeral tuberosities. This condition is associated with subacromial bursitis and rotator cuff (largely supraspinatus) and bicipital tendon inflammation, with or without degenerative changes in the tendon. Pain that is most severe when the arm is abducted in an arc between 40 and 120 degrees, sometimes associated with tears in the rotator cuff, is the chief symptom. (From Jablonski's Dictionary of Syndromes and Eponymic Diseases, 2d ed)
The musculotendinous sheath formed by the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and teres minor muscles. These help stabilize the head of the HUMERUS in the glenoid fossa and allow for rotation of the SHOULDER JOINT about its longitudinal axis.
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Urinary Sphincter, Artificial
An artifical implanted device, usually in the form of an inflatable silicone cuff, inserted in or around the bladder neck in the surgical treatment of urinary incontinence caused by sphincter weakness. Often it is placed around the bulbous urethra in adult males. The artificial urinary sphincter is considered an alternative to urinary diversion.
Animate or inanimate sources which normally harbor disease-causing organisms and thus serve as potential sources of disease outbreaks. Reservoirs are distinguished from vectors (DISEASE VECTORS) and carriers, which are agents of disease transmission rather than continuing sources of potential disease outbreaks.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the immobilization period is helpful for the better healing of repaired rotator cuff. The investigators hypothesis is that the longer imm...
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PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between an acromion index (AI) and the size of a rotator cuff tear. The hypothesis of our study was that an AI...
PURPOSE: The relationship between glenoid version angle and rotator cuff pathology has been described. However, the effect of glenoid version angle on rotator cuff pathology is still unknown. The aim...
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