There are about 189 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Jordan. 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 aim of this prospective study was to compare between two different treatment modalities of class II division 2; to start treatment in upper arch first until adequate overjet is obtained or to start in the lower arch first with removable anterior bite plane in upper arch.
Sleep-wake disturbances were found to be a common problem among patients with CHD either earlier during hospitalization or/ and after discharge Although there is an evidence that sleep-wake disturbanes occur in high rate among patients with CHD little was found about assessment and management of this problem. This randomized controlled study will assess sleep quality of stable CHD patients who were admitted for undergoing coronary angiography electively. Then it will test the hypothesis that atlas cedar wood essential oil aromatherapy have a positive effect on sleep quality of CHD patients.
Health and well being of children are inextricably linked to the physical, emotional and psychological of their parents. Autism Spectrum Disorder is one of the neurological developmental disorders characterized by moderate to severe impairments in social interactions, language, and cognitive development, as well as included repetitive behaviors, restricted interests, and emotional distress. Coping with a stressful situation is classified as one of the most challenges in one's life. The overall aim of this study is to examine the effectiveness of the educational program on parenting stress and coping mechanism among parents of children with ASD in Amman, Jordan at baseline, post-test and at two months follow-up assessment. Two hundred parents of children with Autism spectrum disorder will be assigned to the intervention group (n = 100) and the control group (n = 100). Measures of parent stress and coping mechanism using the parent stress index(PSI) and Brief COPE will administer at pre-, post-treatment, and 2-months follow-up.
Clinical pharmacy services are vital in the prevention of adverse drug events (ADEs) in clinical practice, extending beyond the hospital to chronic disease management in outpatient settings. This study sought to evaluate the cost-benefit of a clinical pharmacy intervention in resolving treatment-related problems (TRPs) among hospital outpatients with chronic diseases. From the hospital system perspective, the cost-benefit analysis was based on a randomized clinical trial in the general outpatients of the major hospital in Jordan. Eligible patients were randomly assigned to either an intervention or a control group. TRPs were identified in both study groups, but interventions were delivered only to the intervention group via a home medication management review (HMMR) by a clinical pharmacist. A follow-up in both groups took place 3 months after recruitment. The total economic benefit was the sum of (i) cost savings due to intervention and (ii) cost avoidance associated with preventable ADEs. The primary outcome measures were the net benefit and benefit-to-cost ratio with the clinical pharmacist-based HMMR. Based on both of the annual net benefit and benefit-to-cost ratio, the study intervention demonstrated to be cost beneficial. Sensitivity analyses confirmed the robustness of results. The RCT-based cost-benefit evaluation provided evidence-based insight into the economic benefit of a clinical pharmacist-provided HMMR for preventing ADEs in the general chronic diseases outpatients. This intervention method against the TRPs among outpatients is cost beneficial and offers substantial cost savings to the healthcare hospital payer in Jordan.
The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is a communication system for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The aim of this study was to assess the effect of a PECS-based tooth-brushing program on gingival health in children with ASD and assess parents' perception of PECS. This was a prospective interventional study. Using PECS as a pictures/cards series showing a structured tooth-brushing method, 37 children with ASD (31 males, 6 females) (average age 9.49±4.10, 4-16 years) and their parents/caregivers were trained on tooth-brushing twice, two weeks apart. Data collected after examinations (baseline, 3, 6-months) included gingival and plaque indices (GI, PI) and two questionnaires (baseline, 6-months) for demographic data and parents' perception of PECS including: difficulty rating (easy, hard, very hard) and PECS usefulness.
Clinical and preclinical studies have demonstrated encouraging results of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) chronotherapy in the management and treatment of inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. However, no previous clinical trials have addressed how the timing of NSAID administration within the day affects pain and healing outcomes after oral surgery that involves bone removal, such as surgical extraction of the third molars. Methods to address our aim, Single-center double-blind randomized controlled trial study design has been adopted. Patients who needed a lower third molar extraction and meet the eligibility criteria will be recruited. Participants will be randomized into two groups. Subjects in group one will be instructed to take an NSAID (ibuprofen 400 mg) at 7 AM and 12 PM combined with a placebo before bed between 8 and 10 PM for three days postoperatively. Subjects in group 2 will be instructed to take an NSAID (ibuprofen 400 mg) between 7 AM, 12 PM and between 8 and 10 PM for three days postoperatively. The patients' self-reported pain in the three days after surgery will be recorded as the primary outcome. Additionally, healing indicators such as the maximum interincisal distance and measurements of facial swelling will be recorded preoperatively and four days postoperatively. Each participant's blood level of C-reactive protein will be recorded pre- and postoperatively as an inflammatory marker. Discussion: The study will estimate the effect of using NSAID only in the morning following surgical extraction of the third molar to decrease pain and improve postoperative healing and recovery in comparison to the routine use of NSAIDs three times per day.
- Evaluate and compare initial changes in PBF between conventional and self-ligating fixed orthodontic brackets during leveling and alignment stage using 0.016" Nickle titanium (NiTi) and 0.016X0.022" NiTi archwires at different time intervals (20min, 24h, 72h, 1 week and 1 month) of initial arch wire placement.
Efficacy of Intracavernous injection of Wharton jelly Mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in diabetic patients.
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common types of cancer worldwide in general and in Jordan in specific. The studies that investigate the role of Probiotics supplementation in improving the inflammatory response, gastrointestinal toxicity and life quality of patients with colorectal cancer during radiotherapy are limited. So, this study aimed to study the effect of probiotics on the response of inflammatory markers, gastrointestinal toxicity, and quality of life in patients with colorectal cancer during radiation therapy. An interventional double-blind randomized clinical trial (RCT) design will be used in this study. Forty patients will be recruited and randomly assigned to the placebo group (n=20) to receive 3 times a day placebo capsules; and probiotics group (n=20), to receive 3 times a day probiotic supplement. The demographic data, anthropometric measurements, Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire and blood samples will be collected at baseline and at end of radiation therapy. Interleukin-6, interleukin-1,interleukin-10 IL-10, C-reactive protein, tumor necrosis factor alpha and complete blood count (CBC) will be measured. The results will approve or disapprove the beneficial effect of using probiotics as adjuvant therapy for CRC patient and other types of cancer to reduce the side effects of radiotherapy and raise body weight as well as improving their quality of life.
The Combined effect of Vitamin D3 and Omega-3 supplements on serum leptin and Glycated hemoglobin (Hb A1C) levels in Jordanian people with vitamin D deficiency.