There are about 1427 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.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of using Acceptance and commitment therapy for smoking cessation for schizophrenic patients.
People with stroke suffer from different impairments, including the ability to dual-tasking, increased arterial stiffness, and dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. The decrement in dual-tasking performance has been found among stroke survivors, and the deterioration has been related to increased risk of fall in the population. No coherent result has been concluded from previous studies investigating the effect of different types of exercise training on enhancing dual-tasking performance among healthy older adults and stroke survivors. Increased arterial stiffness and impaired functioning of the autonomic nervous systems, which have been associated with increased cardiovascular risk and mortality, are common in stroke survivors. Studies have been suggesting the beneficial effects of aerobic exercise on both decreasing arterial stiffness and regulating the autonomic nervous system among healthy older people. However, only a few studies concerning such topic have been conducted among stroke survivors, yet the results were inconsistent. Tai Chi is a Chinese traditional martial art and has been employed as a rehabilitation exercise in recent decades. Tai Chi practitioners should perform the physical movement and plan the Tai Chi forms simultaneously. The involvement of cognitive functioning gives Tai Chi a dual-tasking character. Prior studies demonstrated the beneficial effect of Tai Chi training on dual-tasking performance in healthy older adults, but would the effect extend to stroke survivors has not yet been studied. Also, Tai Chi is considered as a mind-body exercise. It is suggested that one should keep a relaxed status of mind and breathe gently and slowly. Moreover, Tai Chi is an exercise with moderate intensity. These features have been found to decrease arterial stiffness and benefit functioning of the autonomic nervous system. Indeed, studies have been showing Tai Chi reduces arterial stiffness and improves regulation of the autonomic nervous system among healthy population. Whether such effect can be observed in stroke survivors is still unknown. This study aimed at investigating the effects of Tai Chi training on dual-tasking performance, arterial stiffness, and autonomic system functioning among stroke survivors. Given the special features of Tai Chi and its advantageous effects on the mentioned functioning, it is expected that stroke survivors may also benefit from Tai Chi training.
In order to understand the risks and benefits of edoxaban use in a real-world clinical setting in the NVAF indication, Daiichi-Sankyo Hong Kong proposed this non-interventional study (NIS) to gain insight into the safety of edoxaban use in non-preselected patients with NVAF.
Profession-led psycho-education programs for people with schizophrenia are evidenced to improve patients' knowledge about the illness, mental state and relapse rate. Nevertheless, other benefits to patients, for example, their functioning and insight into illness or to be substantive in a longer term (>12 months) are inconsistent and uncertain, especially in Asian populations. This single-blind multi-site randomized clinical trial was to test the effects of a peer-expert-led psycho-education group intervention (in addition to usual care) for adult patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders over a 24-month follow-up, in comparison to a profession-led psycho-education group or treatment-as-usual only.
This study aims to compare the overall rate of endoscopic clearance of complicated bile duct stones by Spyglass DS peroral cholangioscopy guided holmium:YAG laser/electrohydraulic lithotripsy versus conventional BML.
The purpose of this pilot study is to investigate whether some patients who were started on a 2G-TKI as first-line treatment can be safely switched to imatinib, a first-generation TKI, while maintaining or even deepening the molecular response as a cost-effective treatment. Eligible patients will be switched to imatinib 400mg daily, with regular molecular monitoring.
This trial aims at determining if dabigatran is effective in the treatment of malignancy associated VTE. Tolerance and safety of dabigatran will also be assessed. This is a single armed trial of dabigatran in patients with malignancy associated VTE. The target recruitment is 99 consecutive patients with active malignancy and newly diagnosed VTE (deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism) in Queen Mary Hospital. Tinzaparin 175 iu/kg daily will be started after the diagnosis of VTE is confirmed (duplex Doppler ultrasonography for deep vein thrombosis, and computed tomography for pulmonary embolism), and a written consent is obtained. Patients will be switched to dabigatran 150mg twice daily from day 6 onwards. The first dose of dabigatran will be given within 2 hours before the time that the next dose of tinzaparin would have been due. Anticoagulation will be continued as long as malignancy is active. If patients achieve a complete remission of their underlying malignancies, dabigatran will be continued for 6 months further.
This study aims to use a three arms randomized clinical trial study to evaluate the effectiveness of a video-led intervention in helping male smokers planning to have a baby in Mainland China to quit or reduce the cigarette smoking.
This registry is designed as a multi-centre longitudinal cohort study of patients diagnosed with HCC between 1st January 2013 and 30th June 2018 in nine countries (ie, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore). Approximately 30% of the sample size will be identified retrospectively and 70% will be identified prospectively from the start date of the registry (October 2016), with an even distribution of consecutively diagnosed patients within the different years.
To screen the prevalence of multidrug resistant organisms among the resident in the residential care home for the elderly, and assess the practicability of directly observed hand hygiene in this setting.