Hernia clinical trials at University of California Health
6 in progress, 3 open to eligible people
Multicenter Single-Blind RCT of CTIF Versus LNF For Treatment of GERD in Patients Requiring Hiatal Hernia Repair
open to eligible people ages 22-80
This single-blind randomized control study will follow 142 subjects across 7 sites randomized on a 1:1 ratio to compare treatment efficacy and safety between TIF and LNF in GERD patients with hiatal hernia undergoing hernia repair.
at UC Irvine
Pilot Trial of Fetoscopic Endoluminal Tracheal Occlusion (FETO) in Severe Left Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)
open to eligible females ages 18 years and up
Despite advances in prenatal diagnosis and postnatal therapies, including ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation), inhaled nitric oxide therapy, and ventilator strategies that minimize ventilator-induced lung injury, morbidity and mortality rates for babies with severe CDH remain high. The rationale for fetal therapy in severe CDH is to promote adequate lung growth for neonatal survival. Prenatal tracheal occlusion obstructs the normal egress of lung fluid during pulmonary development leading to increased lung tissue stretch, increased cell proliferation, and accelerated lung growth. The investigator's goal with this pilot study is to study the feasibility of implementing Fetoscopic Endoluminal Tracheal Occlusion (FETO) therapy in the most severe group of fetuses with left CDH (LHR O/E < 25%).
Prophylactic Reinforcement of Ventral Abdominal Incisions Trial
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
This trial is being conducted to evaluate the efficacy of Phasix™ Mesh implantation at the time of midline fascial closure compared to primary suture closure in preventing a subsequent incisional hernia in subjects at risk for incisional hernia after open midline laparotomy surgery.
Fetal Endoscopic Tracheal Occlusion for CDH (CDH)
Sorry, not yet accepting patients
This is a single site pilot trial to assess the feasibility and safety of treating severe CDH with Fetal Endoscopic Tracheal Occlusion with the Goldballoon Detachable Balloon (GOLDBAL2) along with the Delivery Microcatheter (BALTACCI-BDPE100) at UC Davis Medical Center. The study will enroll pregnant women that meet study criteria. Participants will have placement of FETO between gestational age at 27 weeks plus 0 days and 29 weeks 6 days. The timing for removal of FETO will ideally be between 34 weeks 0 days and 34 weeks and 6 days but ultimately decided by the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center at UC Davis Medical Center. This study requires that study participants live within 30 minutes of the UC Davis Medical Center in order to maintain weekly follow up appointments while the balloon is in place and up to delivery. Additionally, there are lifestyle considerations where participants would be unable to carry on normal daily activities including exercise and sexual intercourse, not be able to work the remainder of the pregnancy, as well as have a support person that is available to stay with such as a spouse, friend, partner, parent.
at UC Davis
Timing of Inguinal Hernia Repair in Premature Infants
Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients
The purpose of this study is to determine whether early (before NICU discharge) or late (55-60 weeks post-menstrual age) inguinal hernia repair is safer for premature infants who have an inguinal hernia.
at UCLA UCSD
Comparison of Artificial Disc Implants in Cervical Disc Arthroplasty
Sorry, not yet accepting patients
This study will comprehensively evaluate the outcomes and endpoints of these two different FDA-approved artificial disc implants used to treat cervical spondylotic myelopathy and/or radiculopathy today: Biomet Zimmer Mobi-C and Nuvasive Simplify. Both implants are structurally different with the Nuvasive Simplify implementing a three-piece design with two endplates and a semi-constrained mobile core while the Biomet Zimmer Mobi-C implements an unconstrained three piece design. Subjects will be age-matched and randomly assigned to either implant with informed consent. All subjects will undergo a variety of assessments that evaluate neck disability, quality of life, pain, physiological outcome (radiographic assessments), and neck range-of motion before and after their procedure. One baseline testing will be conducted along with three post-operation visits (three months, six months, and one year) in accordance to standard follow-up procedure. Thus, the duration of participation in the study will be approximately one and a half years.
Our lead scientists for Hernia research studies include Hanmin Lee, MD Hobart Harris, MD Daniel C Lu, MD, PhD Shinjiro Hirose, MD.