There are about 7451 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Belgium. 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 investigates the influence of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on retinal microcirculation, on functional status and also investigates the prognostic value of retinal vessel caliber assessment in terms of hospitalization and mortality during 2 years of follow-up.
1. The accuracy of the sensors (Flash vs Enlite glucose monitoring) will be evaluated with a standardized breakfast test. Patients receive a standardized breakfast. The usual insulin bolus will be administered at breakfast. After breakfast, a venous blood sample is taken for 2 hours every 15 minutes to determine the blood sugar. At the same time, the glucose value shown by the sensors will be noted. A comparison of the blood glucose value with the data recorded by the sensor can evaluate the accuracy of the sensor and also estimate the lag-time between the sensor glucose and the venous glucose. 2. Patient satisfaction will be evaluated using a questionnaire that will be completed after the Enlite sensor has been worn for 1 month. 3. The development of skin reactions will be checked by a short questionnaire, supplemented with a picture of possible skin phenomena. 4. The data recorded by the FreeStyle sensor (average glucose,% above target,% within target,% under target, amount of hypoglycemia) in the month prior to sensor switching will be compared to the same data recorded by the Enlite sensor during the first month of use.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of multiple 40 milligram (mg) doses of JNJ-42847922 on the steady state pharmacokinetics (PK) of multiple doses of a combination oral contraceptive (OC) containing ethinyl estradiol (EE) and levonorgestrel (LN) in healthy female adult partcipants.
In this double blinded randomized controlled study, the pupillary dilation reflex is used for as a nociceptive indicator for opioid administration during elective surgery under general anesthesia.
This study aims, by means of a randomized control trial, to investigate which treatment method (corticoid injection + physiotherapy with a focus on manual therapy and home-exercises versus corticosteroid injection + physiotherapy with focus on education and supported home exercises) gives better results on clinically relevant outcomes (range of glenohumeral motion, psychological factors, pain, shoulder function, quality of life) and on parameters derived from arthroscopic glenohumeral investigation by means of MRI. Furthermore, associations between (1) the results on the MRI investigation, (2) the range of glenohumeral motion, (3) shoulder function and pain, and (4) psychological factors will be assessed at different time-points (before and at 6-12-18 and 52 weeks after the first injection).
Prospective investigations into the role of hemostatic factors in the risk of variceal bleeding among children with chronic liver disease (thromboelastometry e.g) is still required. A better understanding of these factors would permit better risk stratification and targeted prophylaxis or therapy.
Over the last years a number of new endoscopic imaging modalities have been introduced (high-definition and virtual chromoendoscopy). Given the theoretical advantage of these new imaging techniques, the investigators aimed to investigate their use for the detection of polyps during colonoscopy.
An experimental study will be conducted to evaluate the effect of a single dry needling session, compared to a sham needling session, on surface EMG activity (signal amplitude and frequency) and pain of the upper trapezius muscle, in office workers with trapezius myalgia.
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) is an important symptom during physical exertion in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is related to respiratory muscle weakness. Dyspnea is a multidimensional sensation. The sensory perceptual domain (perceived dyspnea intensity) has been study extensively. The perception of respiratory distress (unpleasantness of dyspnea) has not received as much attention. Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) has been shown to improve inspiratory muscle function and reduce dyspnea intensity. Balance impairments increasing the risk of falling is another recognized problem in patients with COPD. Postural balance has been shown to be especially impaired in patients with COPD who have pronounced respiratory muscle weakness. Improvements in respiratory muscle function might improve balance control in patients. Respiratory Muscle Metaboreflex is known as respiratory muscle work during exercise reflexively induces sympathetically mediated vasoconstrictor activity, there by compromising blood flow and oxygen delivery to active limb and respiratory muscles. Eight weeks of controlled IMT is hypothesized to reduce both intensity as well as unpleasntness domain of dyspnea perception, improve postural control and improves blood flow and oxygen delivery to limb muscles in patients with COPD who have pronounced respiratory muscle weakness.
The primary objective of this study is to assess the efficacy of vilaprisan in subjects with uterine fibroids compared to ulipristal The secondary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of different treatment regimens of vilaprisan in subjects with uterine fibroids