There are about 1605 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Hong Kong. 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.
There is an association between adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and low bone mass which has been reported to be a significant prognostic factor for curve progression. Given that dietary calcium (Ca) intake and serum Vit-D levels were also low in AIS, we therefore propose a randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial to evaluate if daily [500mg Ca + 800 IU Vit-D] can improve bone health and prevent curve progression in AIS. Immature AIS girls with Cobb angle 10-20 degrees will be randomized either to the Treatment or Placebo group with 3-year of treatment. The main outcome measures for evaluation for those who have completed the 3-year treatment and have reached skeletal maturity at the end of 3-year treatment include: (1) percentage of patients with increase in Cobb angle≥6 degrees and (2) percentage of patients who require bracing. Bone measurements using advanced image acquisition technology(HR-pQCT) to assess bone health will also be evaluated.
To evaluate safety and tolerability of single and multiple ascending doses of oral RO7020531 in Chinese healthy participants
Insomnia is the most prevalent sleep problem in both the general and clinical populations. Insomnia symptoms, presented as the problems initiating sleep or maintaining sleep, have been reported in association with adverse outcomes in adolescents, including an increased risk of developing depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, somatic health problems, self-harm and suicidal ideation. Moreover, adolescent insomnia has been found to predict the development of mental health problems in young adulthood. Currently there is no medication specifically approved for use as hypnotics in children under age 18 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Although cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) has been regarded as the first-line treatment for insomnia in adults, there exists limited evidence for the efficacy of CBT-I among adolescents and young adults. Given the high prevalence and profound consequences of insomnia among youth, further research on the short-term and long-term effects of CBT-I for adolescents is warranted. To address the limitations of the existing literature, this randomised controlled trial aims to examine whether face-to-face (group-based CBT-I) versus self-help insomnia treatment benefit adolescents with insomnia, for improving sleep and other clinical and daytime symptoms as well as overall functional improvement in both the short and long term.
This study aims to examine within-person variations of different contexts (time, physical, psychosocial and affective) of active life engagement, and how these variations predict a set of physiological indicators and health-related outcomes among community-dwelling older people. Specifically, this study has the following objectives. Objective 1: To investigate within-person variations in different contexts (i.e., time, physical, psychosocial, and affective) of active life engagement and interactions of these contexts. Objective 2: To examine how within-person variations in different contexts (i.e., time, physical, psychosocial, and affective) of active life engagement and interactions of these contexts may associate with a set of cardiovascular indicators measured on daily basis. Objective 3: To examine how within-person variations in different contexts (i.e., time, physical, psychosocial, and affective) of active life engagement and interactions of these contexts may associate with a set of health-related outcomes (e.g., physical functioning, depression, health-related quality of life).
This randomized study will evaluate the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of single ascending subcutaneously administered doses of RO7062931 in healthy volunteers.
Cervical myelopathy (CM), a chronically compressive spinal cord lesion, is the most common cause of non-traumatic paraparesis/quadriparesis among the elderly. Hong Kong is facing a heavy social economic burden from CM with the rapidly aging population. Surgical decompression is considered as the mainstay of the treatment for CM patients to relieve their symptoms and signs. Yet the surgical outcome is not always satisfactory. There is a pressing need for understanding the exact mechanism of surgical decompression on the recovery of myelopathic cord in order to improve the prognosis of CM patients in near future.This project will evaluate neuronal activities and axon regeneration by longitudinally monitoring at time zero, 3 and 6 month after the surgery in CM patients using UTE, BOLD-fMRI and DTI, and to investigate the relationship of preoperative neuronal activities of myelopathic cord with axon regeneration.
People with schizophrenia demonstrated a tendency to use maladaptive cognitive emotion regulation strategies as compared with healthy control groups. The present study is the first randomized controlled trial of group mindfulness-based intervention for psychosis. Half group will join the mindfulness-based cognitive intervention while another half will participate in psychoeducation to examine whether mindfulness will have a positive impact on emotion regulation and distress.
To study the effectiveness of the pain relief method of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for women who will undergo suction evacuation under conscious sedation for first trimester termination of pregnancy.
Metabolic syndrome (MS) is defined by a manifestation of cardiometabolic risk factors including high blood pressure, glucose and triglycerides, low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, and abdominal obesity. It is closely associated with other diseases such as fatty liver and gouty arthritis. In recent years there is evidence that gut microorganisms are intimately linked to health and wellbeing. Here, the investigators hypothesize that gut microorganisms are involved in the regulation and/or onset of MS and its symptoms.
Background: Diabetes-related distress (DRD) is very common among people with type II diabetes mellitus (DM). DRD led to poorer DM control and may led to adverse prognosis. Yet, there is no widely accepted or recommended DRD treatment. Mindfulness was shown to relieve psychological distress in various physical and mental conditions. Aim: as a pilot project, we aim to determine if mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), which is one of the widely used mindfulness program, is feasible and acceptable and may improve DRD in our Chinese population. Method: 20 Chinese participants with suboptimally controlled DM and high DRD will be recruited to a 8- week MBCT group. Pre-group and post-group (immediate and 2-month post-group) data including DRD score, quality-of life measures will be compared.