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NCT ID: NCT03152227 Recruiting - Health Behavior Clinical Trials

Nutrition-sensitive Agricultural Interventions for Ethiopia

Start date: November 2016
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

This study aims at evaluating the impact of integrating nutrition sensitive behavioral change communication (BCC) in the context of increased household production of chicken and eggs on women and children diet.

NCT ID: NCT03135080 Active, not recruiting - Surgery Clinical Trials

The Effect of Long-Term HEAD START Training on Surgical Skill Levels

Start date: May 17, 2017
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

The research group developed a surgical simulation device, the Human Eyelid Analogue Device for Surgical Training And skill Reinforcement in Trachoma (HEAD START), to bridge the gap between classroom and live-surgery training specifically for trichiasis surgery. In most settings, HEAD START is utilized once during training, then surgeons move on to live surgery and typically do not return to the simulator. The research team is interested in determining whether HEAD START provides benefit for long-term trichiasis surgery training, since many surgeons operate seasonally, with long periods of downtime between surgical camps and with little field supervision. Participating surgeons will practice on HEAD START weekly, with monthly feedback from a senior supervisor. Researchers will assess their skill level at the start of HEAD START training and again at the start of the new surgical season in the fall of 2017. Researchers will also administer questionnaires to elicit feedback on the HEAD START training and supervision process.

NCT ID: NCT03129646 Not yet recruiting - Clinical trials for Visceral Leishmaniasis

Miltefosine/Paromomycin Phase III Trial for Treatment of Primary Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) Patients in Eastern Africa

Start date: August 1, 2017
Phase: Phase 3
Study type: Interventional

This is an open label, Phase III, randomized, controlled, parallel arm multicentre non-inferiority clinical trial to compare the efficacy and safety of two combination regimens of Miltefosine and Paromomycin with the standard SSG-PM for the treatment of primary adult and children VL patients in Eastern Africa.

NCT ID: NCT03100747 Recruiting - Surgery Clinical Trials

Maximizing Trichiasis Surgery Success

Start date: April 5, 2017
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the rate of post-operative trachomatous trichiasis differs significantly between bilamellar tarsal rotation surgery with an incision height of 3mm, bilamellar tarsal rotation surgery with an incision height of 5 mm, and Trabut surgery.

NCT ID: NCT03075436 Recruiting - Mental Well-being Clinical Trials

The Impact of Enhanced, Demand-side Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion on Sustained Behavior Change and Health in Ethiopia

Start date: March 7, 2017
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

This study is a two-year evaluation investigating the impacts of an enhanced, demand-side sanitation and hygiene intervention on sustainable adoption of improved water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) practices and mental well-being.

NCT ID: NCT03065920 Recruiting - Severe Asthma Clinical Trials

African Severe Asthma Program: A Research Network for Characterisation of Severe Asthma in Africans (ASAP)

Start date: April 2016
Phase: N/A
Study type: Observational [Patient Registry]

This study is a prospective observational multicentre cohort study of asthma patients in Eastern Africa whose objectives will be; The primary objective of this project is to identify and characterize severe asthma in Eastern Africa in order to understand its demographic, clinical, physiologic, pathologic, genomic and immunologic determinants. Secondary objective(s) are; Compare the annual healthcare utilisation (HCU) (emergency room visits, hospitalization including admission to critical care units and unscheduled outpatient clinic or office visits), exacerbation, quality of life and mortality rates of severe and not- severe asthma patients Determine the factors associated with the asthma HCU events, quality of life, exacerbations and mortality The study will enroll 1676 patients aged between 12 and 70 years and follow up each patient for up to one year.

NCT ID: NCT03044899 Completed - Surgery Clinical Trials

African Surgical Outcomes Study (ASOS)

Start date: February 1, 2016
Phase: N/A
Study type: Observational [Patient Registry]

STUDY OBJECTIVE To confirm the incidence of in-hospital postoperative complications in adult surgical patients in Africa. STUDY DESIGN Seven day, African national multi-centre prospective observational cohort study of adult (≥18 years) patients undergoing surgery. Patients will be followed up for a maximum of 30 days. We will follow the original International Surgical Outcomes Study (ISOS) study design. The primary outcome is in-hospital postoperative complications in adult surgical patients in Africa. Secondary outcomes include in-hospital mortality and the relationship between postoperative complications and postoperative mortality. The intention is to present a representative sample of surgical outcomes across all African countries. This study will run between February and March 2016.

NCT ID: NCT03032042 Not yet recruiting - Helminth Infection Clinical Trials

Intestinal Microbiome Post-Azythromycin/Albendazole Treatment

Start date: January 2017
Phase: Phase 4
Study type: Interventional

Molecular testing of the gut microbiome and enteric pathogens is rapidly moving beyond targeted PCR testing to next generation sequencing techniques. In addition, the current state of monitoring for soil-transmitted helminth infections is moving increasingly from microscopic techniques to molecular techniques. The targeted PCR test for soil transmitted helminth diagnosis has been validated on stool samples, but not rectal swabs. Bulk stool samples are logistically challenging and time-intensive to collect, thus participation is often far from optimal. Rectal swabs are more efficient and may result in higher participation. In this study, children will be randomized to either albendazole, azithromycin, or both drugs, after which both rectal swabs and bulk stool samples will be collected. The investigators will compare the PCR test for soil transmitted helminth infections using both the rectal swabs and the bulk stool samples. In addition, the investigators will analyze the gut microbiome of the children using next generation sequencing techniques to gain insight into effects of mass drug administration.

NCT ID: NCT03029767 Recruiting - Hypertension Clinical Trials

Effect of Exercise on Selected Anthropometric,Biochemical and Physiological Variables Among Hypertensive Patients

Start date: February 20, 2017
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

Hypertension is the most common risk factor for development of stroke, congestive heart failure chronic kidney disease, and coronary artery disease in Sub Saharan Africa. The prevalence of hypertension will increase by 2025 in most parts of the world including Ethiopia according to World Health Organization. Physical inactivity has been identified as a stronger predictor of chronic diseases such as hypertension. Exercise as a lifestyle modification is beneficial to a wide variety of health conditions, specific to hypertension; the benefits of exercise have been promoted by a number of organizations and agencies including World Health Organization. According to the knowledge of the investigator there are no research works in relation to aerobic and resistance exercise effects among hypertensive patients generally in Ethiopia, and particularly in the area selected for the present research. Therefore the aim of this study is to assess the effect of aerobic and resistance exercises on selected anthropometric, biochemical and physiological variables among hypertensive patients in Hawassa University Referral Hospital.

NCT ID: NCT03013673 Not yet recruiting - Clinical trials for Leishmaniasis, Visceral

Predicting Visceral Leishmaniasis in HIV Infected Patients

Start date: July 2017
Phase: N/A
Study type: Observational

In this cohort study, the investigators will study the asymptomatic period preceding the onset of active Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) in HIV‐infected individuals from VL endemic regions in Ethiopia as an avenue to develop an evidence‐based screen and treat strategy to prevent progression to active VL.