There are about 12128 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Italy. 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 objective of the SAMISEN study is to assess the performance and safety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with the newly designed Olympus Motorized Spiral Enteroscope (PowerSpiral).
We want to verify the hypothesis that targeting the calcium-activated (KCa3.1) and the voltage-dependent K channel (Kv1.3) could be a valuable therapeutic strategy to reprogram cells of the innate immune system, with the aim to fight glioma, a deadly CNS tumor. We will use murine models of glioma, injecting GL261 cells in the brain of syngeneic C57BL6 mice, to study the effect of K channel inhibition on the activation of microglia (M), macrophages (Mf) and NK cells. We will use M and vesicles released from these cells, re-educated toward an anti-tumor phenotype, to interfere with the vicious circle responsible of uncontrolled tumor growth and will study the role of NK cells in tumor-M/Mf communication. We will also investigate how K channels interfere with the communication of innate immune cells and brain cells like neurons and astrocytes, with experiments focused on synaptic transmission and calcium imaging, investigating the effect of modulation of the tumor microenvironment.
The purpose of this Clinical Research Collaboration is to investigate the prognostic implications of pulmonary hemodynamics during exercise based on a large scale multi-centre approach by using retrospective and prospective analysis of hemodynamic data.
The primary objective is to determine if BIIB093 reduces brain contusion expansion by Hour 96 when compared to placebo. The secondary objectives are to evaluate the effects of BIIB093 on acute neurologic status, functional outcomes, and treatment requirements, to further differentiate the mechanism of action of BIIB093 on contusion expansion by examining differential effects on hematoma and edema expansion, and to determine if BIIB093 improves survival at Day 90 when compared to placebo.
To demonstrate the efficacy of ranolazine in improving coronary microvascular and diastolic dysfunction in patients affected by HCM evaluating changes in maximum (i.e. during dipyridamole-induced coronary vasodilatation) myocardial blood flow (MBF) measured by PET at baseline and after 4 months of treatment with ranolazine in patients with non obstructive HCM.
Effects of oral administration of a food supplement constituted by α-lipoic acid, magnesium, vitamin B6 and vitamin D in tablets of 1,2 g administered daily to women presenting risk factors for preterm birth (PTB). The aim is to reduce the rate of short cervix at 19-21 weeks of gestational age and consequently reduce the occurrence of PTB.
The study is a feasibility study or pilot study, that is a clinical investigation to acquire the preliminary information on a motorized exoskeleton (BRIDGE / EMPATIA exoskeleton) for the movement of the upper limb in order to develop it, including design changes. The primary objective of the clinical trial is to assess the fit, safety and usability of the device in supporting the execution of daily activities for patients suffering from muscular dystrophy. The risk analysis for the BRIDGE / EMPATIA device does not present particular criticalities that preclude the use of the device in the target population. In any case, during the trial eventual adverse events are recorded for the verification of safety..
Peri-implant mucositis are important disease entities as a result of their high prevalence and the lack of a standard mode of therapy. Non-surgical therapy of peri-implant mucositis appears to be partially effective in resolving the disease. In several cases, however, only limited improvements have been reported in the main clinical parameters (bleeding at the survey and presence of the pocket) and there is a clear tendency to relapse of the disease. In these cases it is therefore recommended to consider adjunctive therapies. Numerous approaches have been used for implant surface decontamination including mechanical, chemical and treatments by means of air-powder or laser. The aim of the present randomized controlled clinical trial will be to assess the efficacy in improving clinical parameters of two further methods of implant surface decontamination (Er:YAG laser or air-abrasive device) after mechanical and chemical cleaning during non surgical treatment of peri-implant mucositis.
Adolescence is a period of many physical, mental, emotional, and social changes. It is also associated with risk behaviour conducts. Nonetheless, not all youths under disadvantage, adversity, or exposure to risk factors experience negative mental health outcomes. The concept of RESILIENCE provides one possible explanation for the ability of some individuals to maintain positive mental health. Resilience is thus the ability of an individual or community to adapt to life challenges or adversities while maintaining mental health and well-being. The increasing prevalence of mental disorders amongst children (around 10-20% of young people) makes positive mental health promotion in schools necessary through intervention programmes. UPRIGHT (Universal Preventive Resilience Intervention Globally implemented in schools to improve and promote mental Health for Teenagers) is a research and innovation project funded by the European Union´s Horizon 2020 programme (No. 754919). UPRIGHT general aim is to promote mental well-being and prevent mental disorders in youth by enhancing resilience capacities. It has been designed as a whole school approach addressing early adolescents, their families and the school community to finally create a real mental well-being culture at schools.
Deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) is a severe form of endometriosis in which lesions affect retroperitoneal tissue and pelvic organs wall. It is often characterized by pain (dysmenorrhea, dysuria, dyspnea, dyspareunia, and chronic pelvic pain) and infertility, drastically impacting on women' quality of life. It is typically multifocal, involving uterosacral ligaments, the upper third of posterior vaginal wall, bowel, bladder, and ureters. Indocyanine green (ICG) is an anionic tricarbocyanine molecule able to bind to plasma proteins into the vascular system and to become fluorescent if excited by near-infrared light (NIR). NIR-ICG imaging is used in gynecology for the intraoperative diagnosis of occult peritoneal and deep endometriosis at white light and to assess tissue perfusion and guide surgical strategy.