There are about 4827 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Austria. The country of the clinical trial is determined by the location of where the clinical research is being studied. Most studies are often held in multiple locations & countries.
It has been shown that reactions of human retinal photoreceptors to a light stimulus can be measured with custom-made, research prototype optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems. This can be used as a biomarker for the function of the photoreceptors. Due to the high technical demands on the system, however, the technique is currently not available for clinical purposes. In this pilot study a protocol to measure changes in retinal photoreceptor layer thickness before and after light stimulation shall be developed based on a commercial OCT system and newly developed algorithms. Other variables, such as circadian processes shall be investigated as well. After measurements in healthy volunteers, the protocol is planned to be applied in patients with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) to test for feasibility of the method in these patient groups.
Comparison of the new extended depth of focus (EDOF) intraocular lens (IOL) ARTIS ACTIVE, which is designed as a twinset of IOLs, with the standard EDOF IOL AT Lara .
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. Literature shows increasing evidence that dysfunction of ocular microcirculation in the optic nerve influences the progression of glaucoma. It has been shown that flicker light-induced vasodilatation of retinal veins is diminished in patients with glaucoma. Also previous studies indicate that the blood flow autoregulation is impaired in patients with glaucoma. Therefor the ocular perfusion pressure can not be maintained stable during changes of the systemic arterial blood pressure. Laser speckle flowgraphy (LSFG) represents a non-invasive method to quantify ocular perfusion also at the ONH. LSFG enables noninvasive quantification of microcirculation of the optic disc in Japanese glaucoma patients. Study Objectives: To assess the changes in LSFG parameters in patients with normal tension glaucoma, compared to healthy subjects during flicker light stimulation and isometric exercises.
This post-marketing study is designed to compare the safety of baricitinib versus tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors with respect to venous thromboembolic events (VTEs) when given to participants with rheumatoid arthritis.
KALIOS is indicated for the surgical treatment of mitral regurgitation by mitral valve repair.It is intended for mitral valve repair using conventional open heart or minimally invasive techniques. The KALIOS device is an adjustable annuloplasty ring, to be implanted by open surgery, having a hollow structure that comprises a flat rigid ring surrounding a deformable cage. The unique feature of KALIOS is that its annular shape and dimension can be finely adjusted percutaneously by an external actuator (three-balloon catheter) independently in the three areas corresponding to P1, P2 and P3 The primary objective of this clinical investigation is to assess the safety and effectiveness of KALIOS for the surgical treatment of Mitral Regurgitation with optional intra-operative and/or post-operative adjustment(s) The secondary objectives are to investigate the effects of KALIOS for the surgical treatment of Mitral Regurgitation on cardiac function and on patient functional status This clinical trial is prospective, non-randomized, single arm, multicentric & international. Up to 100 patients are expected to be enrolled to obtain 62 evaluable patients at one year,presenting with primary (degenerative) or secondary (functional) mitral valve regurgitation and who are candidate to a mitral valve repair.
Dry eye disease (DED) is a highly prevalent ocular condition and induces a significant burden to the affected patients. Regardless of the underlying etiology, DED is associated with increased inflammation of the entire ocular surface including the adnexa, conjunctiva and cornea. As such, there is evidence from in vitro, animal and clinical studies that this inflammatory response of the ocular surface plays a pathophysiological key role in the development of DED. The Dry Eye Workshop 2007 (DEWS) therefore suggests the use of anti-inflammatory drugs such as corticosteroids, cyclosporine or others when topical lubricants alone are not sufficient. Recently, Softacort® eye drops containing 0.335% hydrocortisone have gained marketing authorization for the treatment of ocular surface inflammation. This formulation offers several advantages that make them potentially interesting for the treatment of DED. First, the formulation is preservative-free, which is of special importance in patients with DED, since it has been shown that preservatives are detrimental for the ocular surface. Further, hydrocortisone has the advantage that in comparison to other glucocorticoid derivatives, it features poor solubility. This means that corneal penetration is low, which is a desired effect in the treatment of ocular surface inflammation. Because of the poor penetration through thecornea, elevation of intraocular pressure and cataract formation, which are common side effect of corticosteroid treatment, have not been observed with Softacort® to date, also favoring the use of this agent in DED. The aim of the present study is to investigate whether treatment with Softacort® improves ocular surface inflammation as well as clinical signs and symptoms associated with DED in patients who are already taking topical lubricants for at least three months.
Glaucoma is among the leading causes for irreversible blindness worldwide. While lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) remains the mainstay of therapy, there are still some patients who progress despite wellcontrolled IOP. There is evidence from several studies that ocular blood flow and its regulation is impaired in patients with glaucoma. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been used in the treatment for glaucoma in some countries for several years due to its IOP lowering effect. In addition, there is also evidence that THC features neuroprotective effects and improves ocular hemodynamics. Dronabinol is a synthetic THC that is legally available in several European countries. It has the advantage that exact dosing of THC is possible in contrast to previously applied administration forms such as smoking. Due to its legal status in the past, data about the effect of THC on ocular blood flow and its regulation are sparse. This holds true for basic research in healthy subjects as well as in patients with glaucoma.The aim of the present study therefore is to investigate whether single administration of THC alters optic nerve head (ONH) blood flow in healthy subjects. In addition, other parameters for ocular blood flow will be measured, in particular retinal blood flow, retinal oxygen saturation and retinal neurovascular coupling. The study will be conducted in a randomized, double-masked, placebocontrolled, two-way cross-over design. Subjects will receive 5mg dronabinol on one study day. This dose is the recommended starting dose for some indications in clinical practice. Other studies investigating retinal hemodynamics or IOP after administration of THC also have used similar or slightly higher doses.
To assess the efficacy of 30 mg of BAY1753011, with or without furosemide, versus furosemide alone in patients with heart failure and objective evidence of congestion.
In this trial the investigators want to examine and compare oncological and surgical outcomes of two surgical techniques in a prospective, randomised, single-blind trial. Therefore the investigators are going to include 30 patients with a renal mass who need surgical treatment. When they fulfill the inclusion criteria they get randomised either for robot-assisted partial nephrectomy or laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. Primary endpoint is the oncological outcome (residual tumor classification, TNM classification), secondary endpoints are operation time, time of ischemia, blood loss, pain after surgery, kidney function, complications and hospital stay.
Studies in recent years have demonstrated that the commensal intestinal flora (microbiome) plays a key role in the development of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). An unfavourable microbiom can trigger disease development and progression. On the other hand, recent data show that modulation of the microbiom by a diet can prevent the developement of a NASH. Mechanisms of interaction between nutrition, microbiome, intestine and liver are largely unknown. In this research project, the effect of a fibre-rich oat bran on NASH will therefore be investigated. A better understanding of the interaction between diet, microbiome, intestine and liver could form the basis for new preventive therapies of NASH.