There are about 2297 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Greece. 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.
Postoperative pain continues to be inadequately managed and is the most common reason for the delay in discharge and unplanned hospital admission after surgery. Opioids remain the mainstay for postoperative analgesia. However, there is a continuous search for adjuvant therapies to reduce the doses of opioids and their related adverse effects, and extend the use of non-opioid analgesia for acute pain after abdominal surgery, thereby improving patient recovery. Currently there are no clinical trials that investigate the effect of intravenous lidocaine vs dexmedetomidine on postoperative pain, analgesic consumption and bowel function of patients undergoing abdominal gynaecological surgery. Purpose of this prospective double blind randomised clinical trial is the investigation of the effect of perioperative intravenous infusion of lidocaine vs dexmedetomidine vs placebo (Normal Saline 0,9%) on analgesic parameters and functional recovery of patients undergoing abdominal gynaecological surgery.
There is accumulating evidence suggesting that olive oil may have a positive impact on conditions involving cognitive deficits, such as MCI and AD. More specifically, these beneficial effects are mostly attributed to some phenolic compounds in olive oil, such as oleocanthal, oleuropein and ligstroside. Oleocanthal is deeper studied than the rest of olive oil phenol components and it shows promising results in neuroprotection against AD through various suggested mechanisms, such as the enhancement of amyloid-beta clearance in the brain and the inhibition of neurofibrillary tangles formation. For this reason, it would be interesting to study the effects of freshly-pressed extra virgin olive oil, as it is known that it contains oleocanthal in higher concentrations than the normal extra virgin olive oil. The aim of the study is to evaluate the beneficial effect of extra virgin olive oil in comparison to freshly-pressed extra virgin olive oil on patients diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Study Type: Interventional Study Design: Allocation: Randomized Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator) Primary Purpose: Prevention
Approximately 5% to 7% of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention for the treatment of coronary artery disease, require chronic oral anticoagulation on top of aspirin and a P2Y12 receptor antagonist, mainly due to non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Advent of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOAC) increased treatment options, while there is cumulative evidence that dual combination of NOAC and P2Y12 receptor antagonist attenuates bleeding without compromising efficacy. Greek AntiPlatElet Atrial Fibrillation (GRAPE-AF) is an observational study of non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, planning to enroll >500 participants during 1 year period in Greece. Patients will be followed-up at 1, 6 and 12 months post hospital discharge. Key data to be collected pre-discharge include demographics, detailed past medical history, antithrombotic and concomitant treatment. Study's primary endpoint is clinically significant bleeding defined as Bleeding Academic Research Consortium (BARC) ≥2) at 12 months, between vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) and NOACs-treated patients. All clinical events will be adjudicated by an independent endpoint committee.This study would provide "real world" information on current antithrombotic treatment patterns and clinical outcome of patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of follicular flushing on the oocyte recovery rate, oocyte maturity, fertilization rate, and embryo development and utilization as compared to direct aspiration (no flushing) in women undergoing IVF treatment
The importance of real-world evidence studies stems from the following considerations. The study population of a specific clinical trial needs to meet strict inclusion and exclusion criteria, which result in a population of participants that is not necessarily representative of the study population of interest treated in routine care. Furthermore, the outcomes of a clinical trial occur under controlled conditions that do not necessarily reflect the routine healthcare practice. This is especially true among patient populations with challenging to treat disease such as in MM, where personalized therapeutic approaches are commonly considered taking into consideration the patients' age and associated comorbidities, among other factors. In addition, observational studies, due to their non-interventional nature, often show increased degree of heterogeneity across the enrolled patient populations compared to clinical studies, thus aiding generalizability of the results. In light of the above and due to the scarcity of evidence regarding the outcomes for patients with RRMM receiving Pom/LoDex in routine clinical practice, this retrospective chart review and prospective observational study aims to assess the PFS and response to treatment as well as to obtain real-world evidence on the utilization patterns and management strategy of Pom/LoDex in routine clinical care settings in Greece. This is a non-interventional, multicenter, single-country, retrospective chart review and prospective cohort study which will include a representative sample of patients with RRMM who have been initiated on Pom/LoDex between 01 January 2016 and 28 February 2019 in the third line and beyond treatment setting under routine care conditions in Greece. The study will be carried out by hospital-based hematology specialists practicing in geographically diverse locations throughout Greece and will be conducted under real-world conditions of daily clinical practice.
The DERIVATE study was conceived to integrate the information resulted from clinical data, transthoracic echocardiography, and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging to provide a more reliable risk stratification in patients affected by heart failure (HF) and worthy of prophylactic implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy. The main purposes of this multicenter registry are to: 1) determine CMR findings, and specifically late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) features, T1 mapping, and extracellular volume (ECV) that predict sudden cardiac death (SCD) and ventricular arrhythmia; 2) provide a comprehensive clinical and imaging score that effectively improves the selection of patients who deserve a prophylactic ICD therapy; 3) evaluate the contribution of machine learning to predict major adverse cardiac events (MACE) as compared to standard clinical scores.
This is an observational pilot study investigating the effectiveness, safety and specific immunological mechanisms of Specific Oral Tolerance Induction (SOTI) in children aged 2-16 years with IgE-mediated wheat allergy. The study will be conducted in the Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2nd University Pediatric Clinic of "Panagiotis & Aglaia Kyriakou" Children's Hospital, Athens, Greece. The study will include 10 patients with persistent IgE-mediated allergy to wheat, who will undergo 1-year home SOTI, defined as SOTI group. Moreover, 5 patients with IgE-mediated allergy to wheat will be followed for 1-year period after their diagnosis, without any intervention, either because of denial or due to positive history of severe anaphylaxis to very low doses of wheat during baseline Oral Food Challenge / OFC or home ingestion in the preceding 3 months. These will be defined as historical control group. Well-cooked wheat spaghetti will be given daily to patients with a programmed weekly dose increment for 27 weeks (up-dosing phase). Three different home starting doses will be pre-determined in accordance to each individual's reactivity threshold during baseline OFC to wheat. Each proposed starting dose will be associated with a different weekly stable increase ratio of wheat intake, so that all patients reach an equal predefined maintenance dose at week 27 of up-dosing phase. Subsequently, wheat protein maintenance dose (spaghetti or equivalent quantity of wheat protein of other wheat product) will be received daily for additional 6 months (maintenance phase), while afterwards patients will be clinically assessed and a 2nd OFC at a higher cumulative dose of wheat protein will be performed, in order to assess patients' desensitization to wheat. Skin Prick Tests (SPTs) to wheat, blood sampling for the determination of total IgE, wheat specific IgEs (f4, f79, f98, f416, f433) and wheat Basophil Activation Test (BAT) will be performed at baseline, when patients reach the maintenance dose and before the 2nd OFC. Additionally, blood sampling for determination of the levels of anti-tissue transglutaminase (tTG)-IgA/IgG and anti-endomysial (EMA)-IgA antibodies at baseline and post study completion will be performed. Regarding historical control group the same testing (except anti-tTG and anti-EMA) will be performed at baseline visit and at re-evaluation (post 12 months). All children and / or their parents / legal guardians will be trained in the use of self-injectable epinephrine in case of severe allergic reactions and a detailed treatment plan will be given by the study doctors Written information sheet will be provided and written consent will be obtained from all parents/legal guardians.
A diagnostic devise, namely HemoSpec, had been developed that integrates clinical information, along with information on circulating protein biomarkers and the morphology of white blood cells to achieve early diagnosis of sepsis. The current study is aiming to validate and improve performance of HemoSpec for the rapid assessment of the critically ill patient in the Emergency Department.
Soccer is an intermittent sport including a high number of powerful actions such as accelerations, decelerations, changes of direction, jumps and impacts that incorporate a strong eccentric component and may therefore lead to skeletal muscle damage. Indeed, match activity is associated with the onset of muscle damage and an acute inflammatory response that result in attenuated performance for as long as 1 to 3 days. In competitive soccer though, multiple matches are performed within a small-time frame resulting in inadequate muscle recovery and reduced field performance. Supplementation with milk proteins following intense exercise protocols has been shown to stimulate protein synthesis and facilitate muscle recovery. Thus, the aim of the present investigation is to examine the effects of milk protein supplementation on muscle recovery and soccer-specific performance during an in-season microcycle with two matches performed three days apart.
High mortality associated with sepsis and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS) calls for alternative, individualized therapies in selected patients that might benefit form specific interventions. Role of macrolides as potential immunomodulatory treatment in sepsis is promising, but unclear. Subgroup analysis of previous large-scale clinical trials on patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia or gram-negative sepsis, showed that addition of clarithromycin to standard antibiotic therapy conferred a significant survival benefit in the subgroup of patients with respiratory dysfunction and MODS. The INCLASS study is aiming to assess the efficacy of intravenous treatment of clarithromycin in the reduction of 28-day mortality among patients suffering from these entities.