There are about 390 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.
Breastfeeding is the ideal infant nutrition recommended by governmental and medical professional organizations. Yet, women with inverted nipples often face difficulties in breastfeeding that ultimately force them to prematurely terminate breastfeeding. This open-label randomized clinical trial aims to investigate the effectiveness of the use of the inverted syringe technique on exclusive breastfeeding success in women with inverted nipples, as compared to standard of care.
Recent literature shows that birth injury is associated with postpartum pelvic floor dysfunction (pelvic organ prolapse and fecal and urinary incontinence). Prolonged labor, namely during the 2nd stage, is one of the main obstetric risk factors responsible for anal sphincter rupture and fecal incontinence. In addition, it is associated with increased maternal and neonatal morbidities including increased risk of lower genital tract lacerations. In an effort to shorten labor and decrease lower genital tract trauma many techniques have been investigated. The objective of our study is to investigate whether the use of obstetric gel shortens the first and second stage of labor and exerts a protective effect on the lower genital tract. Neonatal and maternal morbidities will be also assessed. The study design will be a randomized controlled trial of 2 groups, where the patients presenting for vaginal delivery will be randomly assigned to either: - Group 1 who will receive the standard care during labor and delivery - Group 2 who will receive the standard care during labor and delivery with the vaginal application of the obstetrical gel The goal of this randomized controlled study is to compare the length of the first and 2nd stage of labor and the lower genital tract integrity in the 2 groups of patients.
Hypotension is the most common complication of neuraxial anesthesia in obstetric patients and its prevalence in cesarean section is about 50-90%. Maternal hypotension causes unpleasant symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, loss of consciousness, respiratory depression, and cardiac arrest. Hypotension may reduce placental perfusion and result in fetal acidosis and neurological injury. Several techniques have been proposed to prevent hypotension. The recommended spinal block height to ensure patient comfort for Cesarean delivery is T4-6. Clinically, it is desirable that the spread of local anesthetic through the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) achieves a sensory level no higher than the T4 dermatome to avoid extensive sympathetic block. It is also important that the spinal block level be no lower than T6 to avoid patient discomfort during peritoneal manipulation and uterine exteriorization. The effect of injection speed on spread of spinal anesthesia is controversial. Several studies have demonstrated more extensive spread with faster injection while others report either greater spread with slower injection, or no difference. Slow injection of hyperbaric bupivacaine 10 mg over 60 and 120 sec has been shown to reduce the incidence and severity of hypotension during Cesarean delivery under spinal anesthesia.
This study compares the intraoperative opioid free anesthesia approach in laparoscopic bariatric surgery to a conventional opioid- based anesthesia. Half of participants will receive opioid free anesthesia with dexmedetomidine, lidocaine and ketamine while the other half will receive opioid based anesthesia with fentanyl, remi-fentanyl and ketamine
The purpose of this study is to show that the addition of COMPOUND 2055269, an immunotherapeutic drug, to Folfox chemotherapy will improve the pathologic complete response rate in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer.
Cesarean delivery is one of the most common surgical procedures, performed at an increasingly high rate. It is associated with intense postoperative pain that may hamper the rehabilitation process and interfere with patient satisfaction and care provided to the newborn. Therefore, control of perioperative pain with multimodal regimens using local anesthetic may be important in short- and long-term convalescence after surgery. Opioid-based regimens are the "gold standard" of cesarean delivery analgesia. However, spinal and epidural opioids have a ceiling effect. Wound infiltration with local anesthetics has been used widely in the multimodal approach of pain relief. Continuous wound infusion with local anesthetic through a multiorifice catheter increases the duration of action and efficacy of local surgical wound infiltration compared with a one-time wound injection of local anesthetic. After cesarean delivery, Local anesthetic continuous wound infusion would be associated with better reduction in pain scores when compared to intrathecal morphine . Therefore, an assessor and patient blinded, randomized study that aimed to compare the efficacy and side effects of these analgesia techniques was conducted.
The purpose of this Phase I study is to investigate the pharmacokinetic properties of ticagrelor in pediatric patients from 0 to less than 24 months with sickle cell disease. Ticagrelor dose level adjustment will require a Protocol amendment and regulatory approval
The aim of this observational study is to evaluate the quality of life in patients with congenital afibrinogenemia using the Haemo-QoL SF for kids and the Haem-A-QoL for adult patients.
The purpose of this study is to assess the response rate to neoadjuvant Compound 121564 plus platinum doublet chemotherapy in patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer.
The incidence of obesity is steadily rising. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is an innovative approach to the surgical management of morbid obesity. We will be discussing the effect of adding paravertebral block (PVB) in addition to general anesthesia (GA) vs. GA alone for post operative pain after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.