There are about 376 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.
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.
The purpose of this program is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of guselkumab in participants with Crohn's disease.
The purpose of this multicenter randomized study is to compare the effectiveness and safety of erlotinib and pemetrexed in the maintenance treatment of patients with advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
The incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) after general anesthesia is up to 30% when inhalational anesthetics are used with no prophylaxis. This makes PONV one of the most common complaints following surgery under general anesthesia, together with postoperative pain.
Background: Women undergoing cesarean delivery have 5 to 20 fold greater risk for infection and infectious morbidity compared with those undergoing vaginal birth. Endometritis, febrile morbidity, and wound infection are the most frequent complications of post cesarean infections. Endometritis accounts for 6-27% followed by clinically significant fever, which was reported about 5-24%,while the incidence of wound infection is about 2-9%.Previous studies evaluated whether vaginal cleansing can reduce the incidence of postoperative infectious morbidity. In most of the studies, povidone iodine was used as intervention. Objectives: The aim of this study is to test the hypothesis that preoperative vaginal cleansing with chlorhexidine would be superior to iodine for the prevention of maternal infectious morbidities including endometritis, fever and wound complications. Methods: This prospective randomized single blinded controlled trial will be conducted at Makassed General Hospital between February 2018 and January 2019. Total of 300 patients, 150 in each group, will be enrolled. Group 1 patients will receive chlorhexidine vaginal cleansing while group 2 patients will receive iodine prior to C-section. Adverse post infectious morbidities such as endometritis, febrile illness and wound infections will be observed within 30 days of C-section.
Most common forms of hair loss (alopecia) are caused by aberrant hair follicle cycling and changes in hair follicle morphology. However, current treatments for alopecia do not specifically target these processes. Adipose-derived stromal vascular cells (ADSVCs) that can be harvested from fat cells are one of the latest breakthroughs in the aesthetic field. The potential use of stem cell-based therapies for the repair and regeneration of various tissues and organs offers a paradigm shift that may provide alternative therapeutic solutions. This study aimed at the presentation of clinical cases to suggest a therapeutic plan comprised of acquisition of small volume of fat, followed by injection of ADSVCs in the scalp. 20 patients will be recruited for this study (considering the second group). Hair regeneration will be assessed by the pull test, hair quality, and hair density. All patients must show increased significant improvement of the hair quality and density. The obtained results must prove the efficacy and the safety of the treatment and satisfaction of the patient that will confirm the quality of the results.
This is a randomized double blinded randomized 2:1 study. The duration of the study is 6 month. The safety and tolerability of high doses of biotin (300 mg/ day) will be compared to placebo in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Patients will be evaluated at baseline, 3, and 6 month. The primary outcome will be any adverse effects recorded. The secondary outcomes will be motor disability measured by ALS-FRS, change in Pulmonary function test parameters (FEV1- FVC), change in subject weight (in kg).
This study compares the intraoperative opioid free anesthesia approach in multilevel spine posterior instrumentation 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
Hemodialysis is the most worldwide prescribed renal replacement therapy for patients with end-stage renal disease. The frequency of sessions per week remains a debatable issue. In the majority of developed Western and Asian countries, patients on chronic hemodialysis are undergoing three dialysis sessions weekly. In developing countries and some developed countries, a twice-weekly schedule independent of residual kidney function is still accepted, sometimes because of lack of resources and some other times because of patients' resistance to undergo three sessions per week. The primary objective of this trial is to assess the total mortality of patients on thrice against twice-weekly hemodialysis. The secondary objectives are a) to compare the rate of urgent supplementary hemodialysis sessions between the two arms, mainly those due to pulmonary edema and hyperkalemia, b) to compare the number of hospitalizations and duration of stay, c) to compare the rate of uncontrolled hypertension between the two groups, d) to analyze the quantity of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) in units to achieve a haemoglobin (Hb) 11 to 11.5 g/dl, e) to assess the factors associated with a higher mortality in the two groups.
Phase 2, multi-center, open-label study designed to evaluate the PK, bioavailability, PD, efficacy and safety of a daily subcutaneous [SC] treatment regimen with MarzAA for bleeding prophylaxis in 12 adult subjects with hemophilia A or B with an inhibitor and history of frequent spontaneous bleeding episodes.