There are about 408 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Lebanon. 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.
Adiposity is a state of sub-clinical inflammation, thus hepcidin is increased in adiposity, often leading to iron deficiency in this population group. Central adiposity is generally considered having a greater negative effect on health compared to peripheral adiposity. Whether this can be also seen in hepcidin and thereby in iron absorption is uncertain.
Fiberoptic bronchoscope (FOB) intubation is one of multiple techniques used for endotracheal intubation. It is characterized by the ease of visualization of the different parts of the airway for a correct placement of the endotracheal tube (ETT). This is why it is by far the gold standard technique for intubation in the setting of predicted difficult airway. Even though, the introduction of the scope between the vocal cords can be easily performed, anesthesiologists encounter sometimes difficulty in threading the tube over the bronchoscope. In fact, the tube might kink in the oral cavity or impinge soft tissues like the epiglottis or the arytenoids, which makes it impossible to advance further. Different maneuvers are used to thread the tube including jaw thrust, stretching the tongue, rotating the ETT 90 degrees anticlockwise or using guides and smaller tubes. It was never cited in the literature whether threading the tube on the left or the right side of the tongue would affect the intubation. The hypothesis of this study is that threading the tube on the right labial commissure during FOB intubation has a better success rate than threading the tube on the left labial commissure.
This is a randomised controlled trial comparing haloperidol + promethazine versus haloperidol + promethazine + chlorpromazine for agitated patients in the emergency department.
Subcutaneous perfusion is an underused technique, the effectiveness of which has been demonstrated. A number of drugs of different therapeutic classes, including morphine, have a good level of scientific evidence for use by this route. Subcutaneous Acetaminophen injection is being used in some medical centers, mainly in Europe, despite the lack of definite evidence on its efficacy. This study aims to quantify the degree of effectiveness of subcutaneous Acetaminophen infusions for pain or fever in Palliative Care, as well as determining its safety.
The purpose of this multicenter randomized study is to compare efficacy and safety of dasatinib 50 mg once daily and dasatinib 100 mg once daily in patients with early chronic phase (CP) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)
In IVF/ICSI cycles, the progesterone levels induced by ovarian stimulation are low, therefore the luteal phase is supported by progesterone. The use of progestogens in IVF is associated with an improvement in the live birth rate Standard protocol for luteal phase support has not yet been established. Currently vaginal progesterone is widely used, since the classic oral progesterone seems to result in a low bioavailability and a lower pregnancy rate. However, vaginal administration of progesterone is associated with vaginal irritation, discharge and bleeding. For all these reasons, there is a need for an effective, well tolerated, and safe treatment that can improve patient satisfaction and compliance. Many studies have observed similar pregnancy rate results with dydrogesterone and micronized vaginal progesterone. A new RCT including a total of 1143 patients by Tournaye, showed that dydrogesterone treatment had a similar safety profile to micronized vaginal progesterone (MVP) for luteal support as part of ART treatment. The crude pregnancy rates at 12 weeks were 37.6% and 33.1% in the dydrogesterone and MVP treatment groups respectively. Regarding the administration route of progesterone, intramuscular and transvaginal routes are the two conventional progesterone administration techniques. However, very few studies have compared the advantages of oral dydrogestrone with vaginal progesterone for luteal support in ART cycles. The objective of the investigator's study is to demonstrate the superiority of oral dydrogesterone (Duphaston) 10 over MVP (Utrogestan) used for luteal supplementation in cryo-warmed embryo transfer cycles. Upon consent, 224 patients women will be randomly allocated into either one of the study groups using a simple randomization method by computer-generated random numbers. Group I will receive the oral dydrogesterone, while group II will receive the vaginal microprogesterone.
The purpose of the study is to Evaluate the Effect of Ticagrelor versus Placebo in Reducing the Rate of Vaso-Occlusive Crises in Paediatric Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
This is a longitudinal single blind randomized trial to test the effects of high compared to low dose vitamin D3 supplementation on cognitive performance at 6 and 12 months, and MRI measures of 12 months duration. A cognitive assessment battery will be administered at baseline, 6 and 12 months. Related clinical data and information on depression and anxiety, lifestyle, and food sources of vitamin D and sun exposure among other variables will also be collected.
This clinical study is designed to assesses the benefit of adding pulsed shortwave therapy to the postoperative pain and recovery protocol following Cesarean section. Pulsed shortwave therapy is a safe adjunct pain therapy for acute and chronic pain.
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic condition that results in the inflammation of the colon and rectum. Patients suspected to have ulcerative colitis are diagnosed via colonoscopy. Moreover, colonoscopy is considered to be the preferred procedure for assessing the activity and extent of the disease, as well as monitoring treatment response and development of lesions. Therefore, optimal performance and visualization of mucosal lesions via adequate bowel preparation is essential in such patients. In addition, the nature of the disease and the need for multiple colonoscopies throughout a patient's lifetime makes compliance to repeated procedures difficult. It is well known that colonoscopy preparations are generally poorly tolerated, disliked and, consequently serve as an additional burden on patients.Polyethylene glycol (PEG), despite being the golden standard, is not very well tolerated. Inadequate bowel preparations are associated with cancelled procedures, prolonged procedure time, incomplete examination, increased cost and possibly complications, physician frustration and patient anxiety, but most importantly, with missed pathology. A good bowel preparation would need a solution with reasonable volume, acceptable taste, minimal diet restrictions, and easy-to-follow instructions. The strict need for adherence to drinking a relatively large volume of solution preparation may result in poor compliance. Despite the emergence of several types of low volume preparations, the evidence on the use of such solutions remains sparse. This is especially true in terms of patients' tolerability to the solution, and its relation with adequate bowel preparation during colonoscopy. The investigator's aim is to assess how small volume preparations such as sodium picosulfate/magnesium citrate (Citrafleet®) enhance participants tolerability to the solution, compliance, and adequacy of bowel preparations when compared to 2L polyethylene glycol + ascorbic acid (MoviPrep®) in patients with Ulcerative Colitis.