There are about 859 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Lithuania. 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 study compares two different methods to evaluate extrahepatic bile ducts for possible stones for patients with cholecystolithiasis and intermediate risk for choledocholithiasis when laparoscopic cholecystectomy is indicated. Endosonoscopic evaluation of bile ducts and endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERCP) on demand are performed before laparoscopic cholecystectomy for one arm. Intraoperative cholangiography during laparoscopic cholecystectomy and postoperative ERCP on demand are administered in another arm.
The PAN-PROMISE study (PAtieNt-rePoRted OutcoMe scale in acute pancreatItis-an international proSpEctive cohort study) aims to measure an outcome variable in acute pancreatitis (AP) based in the patient´s experience. PAN-PROMISE is a cohort study involving patients with AP. The patient´s symptom perception will be compared with the opinion of the clinicians and with clinical outcomes.
This prospective, double-blinded, randomized controlled study evaluates effects of femoral triangle and adductor canal blocks in comparison with femoral nerve block for primary total knee arthroplasty. Patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty will be randomly assigned to receive either femoral triangle and adductor canal blocks or femoral nerve block. Comparison of these two groups of patients will be based on the effects on postoperative pain control, extent of motor blockade, ability of early ambulation, patients satisfaction rates over the time of clinical recovery and the length of hospitalization. To the investigator's knowledge, no comparison has been made between femoral triangle and adductor canal blocks and femoral nerve block or any other block. Consequently, we hypothesized that femoral triangle and adductor canal blocks and femoral nerve block provide similar effects on postoperative pain control, but femoral triangle and adductor canal blocks are superior to femoral nerve block in terms of early postoperative mobilization.
The incidence of cognitive decline occurs in 53% of patients after cardiac surgery. Causes of POCD can be various: age, duration of cardiac bypass, medicaments and many others. The aim of this study is to determine factors causing postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) and to identify which of them are most important
To investigate the role of Heat Shock Proteins in the mechanism of acute severe pancreatitis. In addition to test the potential treatment target of acute pancreatitis. All patients who present with clinical symptoms of acute pancreatitis are evaluated for the enrollment of the study.
The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of LJPC-501 infusion on mean arterial pressure (MAP) as assessed by standard of care vasopressor dose reduction in pediatric patients with catecholamine-resistant hypotension (CRH). In addition, this study will evaluate the safety and tolerability of LJPC-501 in pediatric patients, evaluate changes in catecholamine and other vasopressor doses over time, evaluate the change in MAP over time, and the change in Pediatric Logistic Organ Dysfunction-2 (PELOD-2) scores.
A prospective open-label case-control study will be performed aiming to assess the utility of thromboelastometry (ROTEM) for identification of hemostatic changes, goal-directed coagulation management, and prognosis of intracranial hemorrhagic injury progression as well as clinical outcome in patients with isolated traumatic brain injury. Patients undergoing craniotomy to treat traumatic brain injury will be enrolled. All patients will undergo standard perioperative coagulation analysis (APTT, PT, INR, fibrinogen levels, platelet count), whereas ROTEM-guided group will additionally be tested with ROTEM. "Cases" will be managed according to a ROTEM-based algorithm, and "Controls" will be treated as usual (based on clinical judging). Comparative analysis of acquired demographic, clinical and laboratory data will be performed. The investigators believe that ROTEM results could provide better insight into perioperative coagulation changes, be beneficial to patient blood management, and result in better outcome.
The aim of this study is to determine whether greater rectal cancer downstaging and regression occurs when surgery is delayed to 12 weeks after completion of radiotherapy/chemotherapy compared to 8 weeks. Hypothesis: Greater down-staging and tumor regression is observed when surgery is delayed to 12 weeks after completion of chemoradiotherapy compared to 8 weeks.
rVA576 for patients with Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH).
Degenerative aortic valve stenosis (AS) is the most common valve heart disease in the developed Western countries. The hemodynamic progression of AS occurs over time and leads to LV hypertrophy (LVH) as a compensation mechanism of the heart. Morphological changes such as increasing muscle fibre thickness, collagen volume, and interstitial fibrosis occur in AS patients. These changes result in left ventricular (LV) diastolic and systolic dysfunction and, consequently, to with AS related symptoms. When symptoms associated with AS appear, patients' prognosis is poor if surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) or a trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is not performed. Primary hypothesis of the research: fibrotic changes in the myocardium are related to immediate (in hospital) or long-term complications (MACE and all-cause mortality) in patients with severe AS. The goal of the study is to determine the prognostic implications of focal as well as diffuse myocardial fibrosis in patients with severe aortic valve stenosis.