There are about 355 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.
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is defined as the spontaneous movement of the limbs (mainly legs) associated with unpleasant - painful sensation which is relieved by moving the affected limb. It is a common disorder in hemodialysis patients that leads to insomnia, impaired daytime functioning and quality of life. Symptoms of RLS are estimated to affect up to 25% of patients on dialysis when the international RLS diagnostic criteria are applied. Various pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions have been used to treat primary RLS. However, the evidence for use of these interventions in people with End stage renal disease is not well established; and some have serious side effects. Because high oxidative stress has been implicated in the pathogenesis of RLS, investigators thought of evaluating the efficacy of vitamin C in reducing the severity of RLS symptoms in hemodialysis patients in this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, two arm parallel trial. To note that only two studies were done worldwide that proved the efficacy of vitamin C in those patients.
The objective of the study is to describe the current status of MS patients with urinary disorders in Lebanon, and to demonstrate whether invasive investigations improve the management of these patients compared to an optimal non-invasive approach.
Lumbar paravertebral block (LPB) has been used for anesthesia in different settings such as in varicocelectomy and inguinal hernia repair in adults and pediatrics. Different studies considered LPB as an alternative to general and spinal anesthesia when contraindications exist, especially in elderly patients. However, the results obtained when using LPB are controversial in terms of number of injections performed and the success rates.
A total of 126 premenopausal women (42 lean, 42 obese with central obesity, 42 obese with peripheral obesity) will be recruited. Anthropometric measurements and body composition using DEXA will be collected. Overnight fasted subjects will be asked to give baseline blood samples before consuming a meal containing 6 mg 57Fe in the form of FeSO4. Subjects will return after 14 days and a blood sample will be collected for measurement of isotopic enrichment into red blood cells, serving as well as a baseline for the OGTT. Subjects will then be asked to ingest a solution of glucose (50g) containing 100 mg of iron in the form of sodium ferrous citrate (SFC), after which blood samples will be collected 2 hours post iron and glucose load. All three blood samples collected at baseline, 2 weeks post labeled iron load, and 2 hours post glucose/iron load will be analyzed for their levels of iron, glycaemia and inflammatory parameters.
Aim: The aim of this study to Assess the healing process of the immediate implant loading with two different provisional techniques (direct and indirect). Materials and methods: 20 implant in the aesthetic zone either in the incisor or in the canine area and excluding the lateral location and then immediate loading is achieved for the 20 implants (10 for direct and 10 for indirect method) Clinical Aspect :color change , healing and bone resorption Esthetic assessment and patient acceptance will be assessed using specific tools. Lab aspect: surface roughness and Marginal fit will be measured to have clue vision.
This is a multicenter, multinational, double-blind, 1:1 randomized, parallel-group, equivalence Phase 3 study to compare the efficacy and safety of MB02 plus chemotherapy (carboplatin and paclitaxel) versus Avastin® plus chemotherapy (carboplatin and paclitaxel) in subjects with Stage IIIB/IV non-squamous NSCLC
Observational study to evaluate, under real-world practice conditions, the safety and effectiveness of regorafenib in patients diagnosed with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (uHCC)
This is a Phase III/IV, single-arm, multicenter study of the long-term safety and efficacy of atezolizumab treatment in participants with Stage IIIb or Stage IV NSCLC who have progressed after standard systemic chemotherapy (including if given in combination with anti-programmed cell death protein 1 [anti-PD-1] therapy or after anti-PD-1 as monotherapy). The study will consist of a Screening Period, a Treatment Period, a Treatment Discontinuation Visit, and a Follow-Up Period.
This proof-of-mechanism study is being performed to investigate the safety, tolerability, efficacy, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of multiple oral doses of bitopertin in adults with NTD beta-thalassemia. Participants will undergo a 6-week dose-escalation period followed by 10 weeks of treatment at the attained target dose. Thereafter, participants will be observed during a no-treatment follow-up period of 6 weeks.
Background: Lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow, is a common musculoskeletal disorder that causes pain and functional limitation. Although different nonsurgical conservative therapies such as bracing, physical therapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and corticosteroid injections in addition to surgical approaches have been used, yet there is no standard treatment for lateral epicondylitis. Objectives: The primary objective of this study is to assess the effectiveness of nerve stimulator guided radial nerve block for treatment of lateral epicondylitis. The primary outcome measure is pain measured through the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) at 1 and 2 weeks. Methods: This is a prospective randomized, double blind clinical trial that will be conducted between September 2017 and March 2018. Patients will be randomly allocated into two groups. Group I will receive radial nerve block guided by a nerve stimulator. Group II patients will receive placebo through radial nerve block. Patients will be followed up for 2 weeks.