There are about 4245 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.
This study evaluates the relevance of Copeptin in children with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiac surgery with the need of cardiopulmonary bypass. Three blood samples are taken of each patient. The first and second sample are collected in the operation room before and after the procedure and the third sample on the first postoperative day at the intensive care unit.
Aortic valve stenosis (AS) shows high and increasing prevalence in Western civilizations and leads to high morbidity and mortality. 15 years ago Alain Cribier performed the first catheter-based transfemoral aortic valve replacement at the University of Rouon. This historical step initiated a dramatic shift in the treatment of AS with more than 50% of patients being treated interventionally instead of the surgical approach, today. Comorbidities are major determinants of cardiovascular events and clinical outcome in aortic valve stenosis but little is known about psychiatric comorbidities or frailty in these patients. Data from our group suggest an inflammatory trigger for depression and potentially other psychiatric diseases and aortic valve stenosis as well as aortic valve replacement are associated with considerable changes in the inflammatory state of the patients. However, no study has prospectively examined the interaction of these inflammatory markers and mood disorders, yet. In addition, frailty is a key aspect of many of TAVR patients clinically, however, scientifically there is only emerging data with half of all PubMed-indexed publications being less than 18 months old and clinical use of various scores still under discussion. The " Effect of interventional aortic valve replacement on emotional status, quality of life, frailty and inflammation"-study is designed to fill these gaps in evidence. It will be a prospective epidemiological cohort study to recruit 102 patients with symptomatic severe aortic valve stenosis within 18 months. All of these patients will undergo standardized cardiologic, psychiatric and frailty assessment as well as a sophisticated laboratory analysis focussing on the inflammatory state. The study aims to integrate these interdisciplinary findings to optimize patient treatment.
The role of micronutrients in fertility has recently gained increased attention. In women who suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and infertility, we aim to test the impact of a standardized, multinutrient supplementation on the course of PCOS-specific parameters namely anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH), testosterone, and androstenedione. A total of 60 infertile women with PCOS, previously untreated, will be randomized to receive either a combined standardized multinutrient supplementation (containing folic acid, selenium, vitamin E, catechins, glycyrrhizin, con-enzyme Q10and omega-3-fatty acids; study group) or folic acid alone (control group) in a double-blinded, randomized manner. These study medications will be provided for 3 months and pre- to posttreatment levels of AMH, testosterone, and AMH will be analysed. The study will be performed at the Clinical Division of Gynecologic Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine of the Medical University of Vienna.
Finding a predictive biomarker for IAI could improve the clinical outcome for the mother and the neonate. The aim of this study is to quantify the copy number of circulating cell-free mitochondrial DNA in maternal serum and the placenta compared to controls.the investigators hypothesise that circulating cell-free mitochondrial DNA levels could help predict the likelihood of early inflammation in IAI. In addition, mitochondrial DNA could be a promotor triggering the pathogenesis of systemic inflammation.
This is a single-center prospective study with a planned accrual of 35 patients with diagnosed symptomatic Lower Limb Veins System (Superficial, Perforating) Insufficiency (including recurrence at the thigh/groin level after previous treatment). The eligible patients must present a symptomatic Leg Veins System Insufficiency diagnosis which fulfills the inclusion/exclusion criteria. All patients will be consented at a Pre-Study Visit and evaluated for eligibility and for baseline characteristics of the disease. Patients will return to clinic on a separate day for the HIFU treatment. Device performance parameters will be collected during the HIFU visit. At follow-up visits at 3 days, 7 days and 3 months, changes in veins and flow characteristics will be evaluated by ultrasound and physical exam, and patient well-being, including pain and anxiety, will be evaluated by patient-reported VAS evaluations. Continued follow-up for a total of 3 months will be completed prior to subject study exit. Adverse events (AE) will be assessed at every study visit following HIFU treatment. An interim Safety Report will be issued after the first 5 patients will arrive at the 7 days visit and will be provided to the Ethics Committee. A second report will be issued once the first 5 patients will complete the follow-up period of 30 days and will be also provided to the Ethics Committee.
This is a single-center, prospective, open-label, randomized, cross-over study.
There is no evidence available about which molecular profiling methods are currently used for cancer patients in Austrian clinical practice. The construction of the registry proposed as a completely independent research endeavor, will be helpful for scientific evaluation and the establishment of highly credible data.
The purpose of the Mental Health in Austrian Teenagers (MHAT) - Study is to collect the first epidemiological data on mental health and psychiatric disorders in a representative sample of Austrian adolescents between 10 and 18 years.
The aim of this study is to explore the effects of probiotics in individuals with a clinically relevant depression on psychiatric symptoms and cognition, inflammatory parameters, as well as gene-expression. The study is conducted as a placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind, prospective, monocentric clinical study, with a two-arm parallel group design. Individuals in the intervention group receive the multispecies probiotics "Omnibiotics Stress Repair" in addition to vitamin B7, while individuals in the control group receive "Placebo" in addition to vitamin B7.
DAOsin is a food supplement for special medical purpose for the treatment of food intolerance provoked by histamine intake. In this uncontrolled, interventional pilot study the effect of an oral diamine oxidase substitution (DAOsin) on the reduced endogenous diamine oxidase activity in histamine intolerant patients will be examined. Patients with a low endogenous diamine oxidase activity (below 10 Units/ml) take DAOsin for one month 3 times a day. During this month the diamine oxidase activity is tested biweekly. Afterwards a follow up period of one month without taking DAOsin follows. Again the diamine oxidase activity is tested biweekly.