There are about 1713 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.
Trigger finger, also known as trigger digit or stenosing tenovaginitis, is caused by a size mismatch between the flexor tendon and the A1 pulley, which is generally characterized by pain, swelling, the limitation of finger range of motion and a symptomatic locking or clicking sensation. Conservative treatment options include the application of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), physiotherapy, electrotherapy, splinting and corticosteroid injection but not always effective with regard to frequent recurrence. Open surgical release of the A1 pulley remains the gold standard of treating symptomatic trigger finger. While percutaneous release is a minimal invasive alternative and gaining popularity for the index, middle ring and little fingers, investigations for the surgical efficacy on thumb is few and far between. Investigators believe that a carefully conducted operation with proper positioning of the thumb, wide-awake approach and meticulous technique can achieve similar efficacy and safety in terms of possibly less intraoperative pain, imperceptible scar and early return to daily activities and routine work. The hypothesis of this study is that by using a proper positioning of thumb, wide awake approach and meticulous technique in conducting percutaneous release of trigger thumb can achieve similar efficacy and safety compared to that of open release surgical method. Moreover, percutaneous release of trigger thumb can generate less intraoperative pain, imperceptible scar and promote early return to routine work. Hence, the objective of this study is to investigate and compare the safety, effectiveness and outcome of percutaneous release versus traditional open release for trigger thumbs.
This study aims to explore the impacts of CHD and its limitations on adolescents and the living experience of adolescents living with CHD. Hong Kong Chinese adolescents with CHD are having reduced psychological well-being and quality of life than their healthy counterparts. Qualitative study is therefore needed to explore how CHD may impact on the adolescents' psychological well-being and quality of life.
Background According to the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) recommendations, "low-risk" peritoneal dialysis (PD)- related peritonitis caused by coagulase-negative staphylococcal species, Streptococcal species, or negative bacterial culture should receive antibiotics for 2 weeks. However, relapsing, recurrent, or repeated episodes are common. Objectives To compare the incidence of relapsing, recurrent, and repeat peritonitis with a 3-week course, as compared to the conventional 2-week course, antibiotic for PD-related peritonitis. Hypothesis Treatment of low-risk PD-related peritonitis for 3 weeks reduces the incidence of relapsing, recurrent, and repeat peritonitis. Design and subjects Randomized control trial of 310 episodes of "low-risk" PD-related peritonitis. Study instruments and interventions Patients will be randomized to receive treatment of the effective antibiotic according to the ISPD recommendations for 2 weeks (Conventional Group) or 3 weeks (Extended Group). All patients will be followed for 6 months after completion of treatment. Main outcome measures Complete cure of the peritonitis episode, defined as survival for 6 months without relapsing, recurrent, or repeat peritonitis episodes. Data analysis Data will be analyzed by both intention-to-treat and per protocol approach. The incidences of complete cure, relapsing, recurrent, and repeated peritonitis episodes will be compared. Expected results Based on our pilot study, we expect to find a significantly lower rate of relapsing, recurrent, and repeated peritonitis episodes in the Extended Group. By proving that "low-risk" peritonitis episodes require 3-week course of antibiotic therapy, our result will change the current recommendation and make treatment for 3 weeks course the standard of care.
Patients with a history of idiopathic gastroduodenal ulcer bleeding face an increased risk of recurrent ulcer gastrointestinal bleeding. Our ongoing clinical trial demonstrates a possible reduced risk of recurrent idiopathic gastroduodenal ulcer bleeding with proton pump inhibitor (PPI), yet there is a significant risk of recurrent ulcer bleeding as PPI may increase the risk of small bowel bleeding. Our preliminary data provide strong plausibility that a combination therapy of misoprostol (MISO) with a PPI reduces the recurrent ulcer bleeding as well as clinical gastrointestinal bleeding. The investigators are going to provide the definitive answer to this important clinical question through a randomised trial.
In this proposed study, the investigators aim to build up a large cohort of Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) to study the etiology and risk factors of neurodegeneration.
This study is a prospective study with a mean of 5-year follow-up interval, aims to monitor the progression of α-synucleinopathy neurodegeneration by the evolution of prodromal markers and development of clinical disorders in first-degree relatives (FDRs) of idiopathic REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD) patients and healthy controls.
This study aims to evaluate the effects of a combined "cocktail", cessation intervention of brief advice, nicotine replacement therapy sampling and active referral (BANSAR) for smoking expectant fathers on smoking cessation outcomes
The study aims to adapt a lifestyle modification program to engage GDM women early in the postnatal period to evaluate its effectiveness in reducing adiposity and metabolic parameters in the mother. Women will be randomized to receive a structured intervention or standard care.
The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of a family-based mindfulness intervention (FBMI) in reducing parental stress and promoting child adjustment. Intervention effectiveness will be tested by conducting a randomized controlled trial comparing a group receiving FBMI to a wait-list control group. Children aged five and their parents will be recruited to participate in the study. Eligible families will be recruited, stratified by level of economically disadvantage, behaviour problem scores, and parental stress, and then randomly assigned to the two groups. Intervention groups will be conducted by instructors with professional training. Children in the intervention group are expected to show improvements in cognitive and language development, behaviour problems, attention and emotional/behavior regulation, and physiological stress (reduced cortisol and heart rate variability), compared with the waitlist control group. Parents are expected to show improvements in physiological and psychological stress, and mindfulness, compared with the waitlist control group.
The objective of this study is to study the safety and tumor response of ACE for large HCC.