There are about 20 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Guinea. 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.
The study determines the diagnostic performance and cost of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) performed on human African trypanosomiasis clinical suspects in peripheral health centres, whether or not followed by serological and/or molecular tests on dried blood spots done at regional reference centres
Recent advances in molecular diagnostics of tuberculosis, especially the GeneXpert Mycobacterium tuberculosis/Rifampicin test have reduced the time to diagnose Rifampicin Resistant Tuberculosis (RR-TB) but only rifampicin resistance is diagnosed, leading to presumptive diagnosis of resistance to isoniazid and maybe other drugs. Thus in low and middle income countries, most drug sensitivity testing relies on phenotypic drug resistance testing, which takes up to 4 months. In addition, currently, culture on monthly sputum samples is recommended by the World Health Organization for follow-up of Rifampicin Resistant Tuberculosis patients under treatment. Unfortunately, culture is often not locally available and samples need to be transported from field to culture laboratories. The associated transport delays lead to high rates of contamination and false negative culture, particularly in laboratories in low resource settings. Many gaps for the diagnosis and management of RR-TB patients still need to be addressed and the DIAMA project (DIAgnostics for Multidrug resistant tuberculosis in Africa) study aims to address some of them.
FEVRIER study is an observatory of hospitalizations in cardiology units in sub-Saharan Africa.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate immunogenicity, epidemiological efficacy and safety of medicinal product GamEvac-Combi - Combined Vector-Based Vaccine against Ebola Virus Disease, 0.5 ml+0.5 ml/dose
This study evaluates the effectiveness of fexinidazole administered to patients with g-HAT at all stages of the disease. The aim of the present study is to provide additional information on the effectiveness and safety of fexinidazole and to assess its use under conditions as close as possible to those in real life, both in patients treated on an out-patient basis and in the hospital setting, depending on clinical status
D²EFT is a randomised, open-label study in HIV-1 infected patients failing first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART). The study compares 2 regimens of second-line ART (dolutegravir and darunavir pharmaco-enhanced with ritonavir and dolutegravir and 2 prespecified NRTIs) with the WHO recommended regimen of 2NRTIs plus a ritonavir-boosted PI (Standard of Care (SOC)). 1,010 participants from 14 predominantly low-middle income countries will be followed for 96 weeks with the primary endpoint at week 48. The design is based on the hypothesis that one or both of the new regimens will be non-inferior to SOC in terms of virologic control while being easier to take, economically viable and affording simplification of treatment programs.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of three vaccine strategies that may prevent Ebola virus disease (EVD) events in children and adults. Participants will receive either the Ad26.ZEBOV (rHAd26) vaccine with a MVA-BN-Filo (MVA) boost, or the rVSVΔG-ZEBOV-GP (rVSV) vaccine with or without boosting, or placebo.
Background: Some people have Ebola virus in their body for months after they recover from Ebola virus disease. Some may have health problems from the virus while others are fine. These people may be able to pass the virus to others. There are currently no drugs for people who have survived Ebola virus disease but still have the virus in their body. A new drug, GS-5734, might help get rid of Ebola virus in semen. Objective: To test if GS-5734 helps get rid of Ebola virus in semen and is safe for humans. Eligibility: Men who participated in the Ebola survivor study (PREVAIL III) and have evidence of the Ebola virus in their semen Design: Participants will be screened with: Questions Physical exam Eye exam Blood tests 2 semen samples if they have not had it tested recently Participants must live near the study site in Liberia for 6 months. Participants will be put into 1 of 2 study groups. They will have an infusion of either GS-5734 or a placebo every day for 5 days. A plastic tube is put into an arm vein. The infusion lasts 1 hour. Participants will be observed for 1 hour after. They will provide a semen sample on infusion day 4. After the infusions, participants will have 5 visits in the first month, then 1 per month for 5 more months. These include giving a blood and semen sample. Blood tests are performed before and after each infusion and the last visit (5 month visit) will also include an eye exam. When the study is over, if the study drug works and is safe, participants who got the placebo can get the study drug.
This study aims to evaluate favipiravir high dose tolerance in male survivor of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) with Ebola Virus (EBOV) RNA in semen. This is a dose escalation study with 3 cohorts of 6 patients, each dose level including 2 sentinel patients.
Obstetric fistula, also called vaginal fistula, is a serious medical condition which affects women in low income countries. Despite the strengthening of research on fistula, there is little data on the follow-up after fistula repair. The objective of this study is to analyse the factors associated with the recurrence of fistula and the outcomes of pregnancy following fistula repair in Guinea. It will target women who got a closed fistula at discharge after repair in 2012/2015 at three fistula repair sites supported by the Fistula Care Project in Guinea (Kissidougou Prefectoral Hospital, Labé Regional Hospital and Jean Paul II Hospital of Conakry). The outcomes of interest are fistula recurrence and pregnancy. The predictors of interest will include patient characteristics, fistula characteristics, the context of repair and the context of reintegration. Participants giving an informed consent after a home visit by the Fistula Counsellors who managed women during surgery will be interview at enrolment and every six month from inclusion. The study duration is estimated at 48 months (January 2012 to March 2016) including the retrospective part. A sample size of 364 women will estimate the recurrence of fistula with a plus/minus 2% margin of error (width of confidence interval is 4%) and 95% confidence interval and is sufficient to estimate the rate of pregnancy with a two-sided 95% confidence interval and 10% precision. The cumulative incidence rate of fistula recurrence will be calculated using Kaplan-Meier methods and the risk factor analysis will be performed using adjusted cox regression. For the outcomes of pregnancy, Pearson's Chi Square (χ2) will be used to compare proportions of pregnancy outcomes between potential predictors and logistic regression models will be used and associations will be reported as risk ratios with 95% confidence intervals. Analysis will be done using STATA version 13 (STATA Corporation, College Station, TX, USA) with a level of significance set at P<0.05.