This study is for people undergoing surgery for mitral regurgitation (MR). Mitral regurgitation is a condition when your heart’s mitral valve does not close tightly which causes blood to flow backwards in your heart. The purpose of this study is to learn how safe and effective one value repair system is (the PASCAL System, an investigational device) compared to another one (the MitraClip System). Read More
Adults ages 18+.
Have severe degenerative mitral regurgitation, and are considered prohibitive risk for mitral valve surgery by your heart team.
This study enrolls overweight people with knee arthritis. The purpose of this study is to learn if weight-loss surgery before total knee replacement leads to fewer short-term and long-term complications. Read More
Adults ages 22-75
Diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee and in need of total knee replacement
Overweight (determined by body mass index measurement)
Able to walk
The purpose of this study is to learn about which operating room layout is best when using robot-assisted surgery (RAS). We want to learn which layout is the most efficient and best for communication, teamwork, and patient safety. Read More
-Surgical team members from selected institutions.
This study enrolls pharmacy students at the University at Buffalo. The purpose of this study is to design an integrative health elective for pharmacy students and evaluate their knowledge and perceptions before and after taking the elective. Read More
People ages 18+.
Students must be enrolled in the Integrative Health elective through UB's School of Pharmacy.
This study enrolls children and young adults who have Type 1 diabetes. Young adults with Type 1 diabetes experience stress related to their disease. The purpose of this study is to compare two different surveys for learning about stress related to having Type 1 diabetes. Read More
Children ages 13-17 and adults ages 18-19.
Diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes for more than 1 year.
This study enrolls children ages 5-17 with asthma. The purpose of this research study is to find out if a breathing test called FeNO changes how doctors decide to treat your asthma. The FeNO test measures the amount of nitric oxide in the air you slowly breath out of your lungs and is a test for inflammation in the lungs. The FeNO test can also help doctors determine how well your asthma medications are suppressing inflammation in the lungs. Read More
Children ages 5-17.
Diagnosis of asthma.
Patients of the UBMD Pediatrics Allergy/Immunology clinic.
This study enrolls children ages 3-5 who attend certain Buffalo child care centers and their parents. This study is looking at early stressful experiences in the family and with friends at school. We are trying to find out how these experiences impact school readiness when children transition from preschool to kindergarten. We are also exploring how stressful experiences "get under the skin" and are measured in the stress hormone cortisol that we can measure in hair and saliva. Read More
Children ages 3-5.
Must be attending one of the participating child care centers in the larger Buffalo metro area.