There are about 65 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Cyprus. 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.
Purpose/Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of boiled unfiltered (Turkish) coffee consumption on the plasma cardiovascular risk parameters of healthy subjects. The study also explores whether two unfiltered boiled (Turkish) coffee beverages that differ in content due to different roasting degrees will differentially affect cardiovascular biomarkers. Methods: In this crossover intervention study, healthy, nonsmoking, habitual Turkish coffee drinkers (n=28) were randomized to consume at least 3 cups of Light (LR) or Dark (DR) roast Turkish coffee brews per day for 4 weeks after a washout period (WO) of 2 weeks. Subsequent to each coffee abstinence period, both groups received the alternative intervention. After the first WO and the coffee intervention periods, anthropometric measures, blood pressure, heart rate and 13 biochemical parameters were collected and dietary records were completed.
The aim of this study is to compare the effects of clinical pilates exercises and home exercise program on postural disorders, pain intensity, normal range of motion, muscle strength, endurance, muscle shortness, joint position sense and functional status in desk workers with sagittal cervical disorientation.
The aim of our study is to investigate the effect of Clinical Pilates Exercises on functional status and quality of life when applied together with aerobic exercise in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS).
The aim of the study is to determine the effects of clinical Pilates Exercises on the level of pain, functional status, flexibility, static and dynamic endurance of the truncus muscles and quality of life in patients with lumbar disc herniation.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate, in participants having achieved a state of sustained remission, if the ixekizumab treatment groups are superior to the placebo group in maintaining response during the randomized withdrawal-retreatment period in participants with axial spondyloarthritis.
The main objective of the present study was to investigate whether N-acetylcysteine supplementation in individuals with low glutathione levels would confer ergogenic effects by replenishing glutathione levels and by reducing oxidative stress. Towards this aim, investigators sought to exploit the large inter-individual variability in redox biomarker levels. More specifically, investigators screened 100 male participants for glutathione baseline levels in blood and formed three stratified groups according to this value (i.e., low, moderate and high; 12 individuals per group). After by-passing the regression to the mean artefact by performing a second glutathione measurement in the three aforementioned groups, investigators assessed both aerobic and anaerobic physical performance in order to acquire a more comprehensive view about the ergogenic effectiveness of the antioxidant treatment. This was accomplished by implementing three different whole-body physical performance tests (i.e., VO2max test, time trial and Wingate), as opposed to most in vivo studies that either applied isolated body-part exercise tests (e.g., by isokinetic dynamometry) or performed a single exercise test (e.g., time-to-fatigue test). It was hypothesised, that data of the present investigation will bridge the chasm between the scientific (i.e., chronic antioxidant supplementation blunts exercise performance and adaptations) and the community-based (i.e., free radicals should anyway be counteracted by "protective" exogenous antioxidants) truths about the role of antioxidants as ergogenic aids. It was also hypothesised that the results will show that low glutathione levels are linked to decreased aerobic and anaerobic physical performance accompanied by increased levels of oxidative stress and that N-acetylcysteine supplementation will restore both performance and redox homeostasis. Based on the findings of the present investigation, the widespread routine practice of consuming antioxidants during exercise training could be changed and the consumption of antioxidants would be restricted only for those who are deficient in glutathione.
This study will develop and experimentally test the efficiency of a neurofeedback training protocol vs. varenicline use for smoking cessation.
The purpose of the study is to assess whether Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) has the potential to optimize the ventilator therapy, validate the effectiveness, efficacy and safety of nursing and medical interventions (endotracheal suctioning, posture changes, surfactant therapy, recruitment manoeuvres, etc.) and for early recognition of complications like pneumothorax and endotracheal tube misplacement. The study design is purely observational.
Research to date suggests that individuals with headache use avoidance as a way to manage their pain. Despite the wide use of avoidance as a coping mechanism of headache triggers, very little empirical evidence exist to support its effectiveness in headache management. New treatment approaches, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), emphasize acceptance of headache and valued-living as alternatives to avoidance, have demonstrated preliminary support in helping individuals reduce headache-related disability and improve quality of life. Though, ACT has received empirical support for various chronic pain conditions, very little evidence exists as to its effectiveness for head pain problems. The current study will examine the effects of an ACT-based intervention when added to medical treatment as usual (MTAU) vs. a wait list control group comprised only of MTAU, on improving quality of life and decreasing disability among headache sufferers.
Single arm one stage Phase II study: post 4-6 cycles platinum doublet chemotherapy for patients with metastatic Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) offering Pembrolizumab as maintenance therapy to non-progressors with primary endpoint: Immune Related Progression Free Survival (irPFS) at 1 year. Aim to show that this is at least 25% (compared to an expected 12% 1 year PFS based on the Pemetrexed and Erlotinib maintenance trials).