There are about 822 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Croatia. 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.
Introduction and objective: The key to optimal diabetes management is tight glucose control. Hemoglobin A1c is the gold standard to assess glycemic control but in cases of unrecognized hypoglycemia, confusing nighttime events or in cases of large variations in blood glucose, a haemoglobin A1c can not detect specific movement of blood glucose. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) provides informations of glucose levels in a real-time format and may be helpful for making the personalized therapy decisions desired in the era of precision medicine. Our aim is to analyse the benefit of tracking patterns of glucose values by using continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in patients with T2DM in family medicine office.
Irritant contact dermatitis induced by sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) is often used as a model for testing efficacy of various topical preparations. Aforementioned model is standardized and described in guidelines, but it is not explicitly stated where the irritation should be induced. Published clinical trials usually irritate volar aspect of forearms or upper back. Also, lower back and dorsal aspect of forearm are sometimes used. Skin parameters vary depending on anatomic location of measured skin. There is a difference in stratum corneum thickness, hydration and transepidermal water loss across different locations, including between volar forearm and upper back. Furthermore, regional difference in skin response to irritation by tape stripping and benzalkonium chloride were observed. Such differences are also possible in SLS irritation model. One study has shown higher, but not statistically significant, response of back in comparison to forearms, but it had a very small sample size (n=9). Moreover, there are regional variations of topical preparations absorption. Hydrocortisone had 1,7 times higher absorption when applied to upper back in comparison to forearms. Those variations could be explained by different corneocyte size and number of their layers between back and hands. Skin baseline properties and response to irritation seem to be dependent on anatomic position. Those differences could mean different response to treatment. Since published trials only tested efficacy of various preparations on one anatomic location, it is possible their results would be different if tested on other body parts. It could limit validity and usefulness of conducted trials. The aim of this study is to determine if there are regional differences of skin response to irritation and emollient cream treatment in irritant contact dermatitis model.
The most common symptom displayed in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) is a pronounced sense of fatigue that can have negative effect on functional ability and quality of life (QOL). An important goal of researchers and clinicians involves improving the QOL of individuals with MS, and the exercise therapy represents potentially modifiable behavior that positively impacts on pathogenesis of MS and thus the QOL. However, the main barrier for its application is low motivational level that MS patients experience due to fatigue with adjacent reduced exercise tolerability and mobility, and muscle weakness. Getting individuals with MS motivated to engage in continuous physical activity may be particularly difficult and challenging, especially those with severe disability or Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS 6-8). Till now, researchers have focused their attention mainly on the moderate or vigorous intensity of exercise and on cardiorespiratory training in MS patients to achieve improvements in daily life quality, less indicating the exercise content, and most importantly, breathing exercises. In addition, it is investigators intention to make exercise for MS patients more applicable and accessible, motivational and easier, but most important, productive. Investigators think that MS patients experience more stress with aerobic exercise or moderate to high intensity programme exercise, and can hardly keep continuum including endurance exercise, or treadmill. Hypothesis: Investigators hypothesis is that 4-weeks of continuous low demanding or mild exercise programme with specific content and an accent on breathing exercise can attenuate primary fatigue in MS patients, especially in those with more severe disability or EDSS from 6-8, and provide maintenance of exercise motivation. Investigators also propose that important assistant factor for final goal achievement is social and mental support of the exercise group (EDSS from 0-8) led by a physiotherapist. This will help to maintain exercise motivation and finally make better psychophysical functioning, and thus better QOL.
Today there are various surgical techniques for inguinal hernia. In this study, investigators want to compare the ''PIRS'' operating technique laparoscopy and modified "Marcy" operating technique with open inguinal access. Investigators would compare both groups to find out witch one does the lesser inflammatory stress response on the organism.
This trial is conducted in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. The aim of the trial is to assess the efficacy of concizumab administered s.c. (subcutaneously, under the skin) once daily in preventing bleeding episodes in haemophilia A and B patients with inhibitors.
Cardiac ischemia is a common pathological condition, known to elicit multiple pathological processes at the cellular level. One of the most affected is thought to be cellular metabolism, key for the adequate cardiac function. The aim is to study mitochondrial bioenergetic function, interaction with other cellular systems and influence of several co-morbidities in myocardium of the affected patients.
The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness and safety of a new peptide-based coagulant, PeproStat. The study drug will be applied to patients undergoing liver/soft tissue surgery, vascular surgery or spine surgery. The speed of action of the new coagulant, that is applied with a gelatin sponge, will be compared to the same sponge but with saline (a commonly used standard of care).
Objectives: The objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a prophylactic single preoperative dose of amoxicillin in decreasing complications after lower third molar surgery. Materials and methods: The sample consisted of 400 patients randomly divided in two groups consisting of 200 patients per each group. The patients underwent third molar surgery at the Department of Oral Surgery, Clinical Hospital Dubrava, Croatia, in the period between April 2010. and November 2016. Unlike the patients from the second group, the first group of patients had never been diagnosed inflammation prior the surgical procedure. The main tested groups were further divided in two subgroups (control and tested): the tested subgroup (100 patients) received a prophylactic single dose of 2 g amoxicillin an hour prior the procedure, while the second control subgroup (100 patients) received a placebo. Complications, including swelling, alveolar osteitis (AO), infection at the surgical site (SSI), limited mouth opening, pain, bleeding, and increased body temperature, were evaluated postoperatively. Evaluation was done on the first postoperative day and 7 days after surgery.
The aim of this study is to evaluate hepatoprotective effect from ischemia-reperfusion injury of remote ischemic preconditioning of the liver against local ischemic preconditioning of the liver during human liver resections.
This Phase 3, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study is designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of atezolizumab (MPDL3280A, an anti-programmed death-ligand 1 [PD-L1] antibody) administered in combination with paclitaxel compared with placebo in combination with paclitaxel in participants with previously untreated, inoperable locally advanced or metastatic, centrally confirmed TNBC. Participants will be randomized in a 2:1 ratio to receive atezolizumab or placebo plus paclitaxel until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity or end of study, whichever occurs first (maximum up to approximately 45 months).