There are about 8743 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Netherlands. 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.
In this double blind randomized sham controlled study we want to establish the efficacy of transcatheter arterial embolization of neovessels for patients with symptomatic mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis after 4 months compared to a sham-embolization.
Rationale: Despite a large and growing disease burden in osteoarthritis (OA), many pharmaceutical companies have abandoned OA drug development. This is mainly due to the lack of appropriate outcome measures that can robustly identify patients that can benefit from a specific therapy. Different phenotypes of OA may benefit from different types of treatment. Therefore, novel markers to identify selected phenotypes of osteoarthritis may encourage drug development. Objective: To prospectively describe in detail pre-identified progressing phenotypes of patients with knee OA by use of conventional and novel clinical, imaging, and biochemical (bio)markers, and to validate and refine a predictive model for these (and new) progressing phenotypes based on these markers. Study design: APPROACH is an exploratory, European, five-centre, 2-year prospective follow-up, cohort study, with extensive measurements. In this study patients are treated according to regular care by their own physician with no study related treatment prescribed. Study related diagnostic and/or monitoring procedures are applied to the patients. Study population: Patients with tibiofemoral knee osteoarthritis, according to the clinical ACR classification criteria, pre-identified based on demographic (e.g. age), clinical (e.g. Pain NRS) and tissue structure (e.g. radiographic joint space width) parameters. Main study parameters/endpoints: Joint tissue structure based on radiographs, MRI, and biochemical (bio)markers as well as symptoms (pain, function) and quality of life by questionnaires. Secondary parameters: A multitude of (novel and conventional) clinical, imaging, and biochemical parameters related to osteoarthritis. Nature and extent of the burden and risks associated with participation, benefit and group relatedness: The participants will not have any direct benefit from their participation in this study other than that their OA is maximally diagnosed and followed in detail for up to 2 years (screening, baseline, 6 months, 12 months, 24 months).
The combined bacteriostatic and immunomodulatory effects of erythromycin and clindamycin will be explored. Treatment effects will be extensively characterized by conventional methods including lesion counts, global assessment scales and visual grading as well as state-of-the-art methodology, including multi-modal photo analysis, perfusion by laser speckle contrast imaging, analysis of local skin surface, biopsy biomarkers and skin microbiota. This extensive response profiling, combined with the mechanistic insights from concurrent in vitro and in vivo studies in healthy volunteer challenges, will increase the understanding of erythromycin's and clindamycin's effects in acne vulgaris.
This a double blind, randomized, placebo controlled, single and multiple ascending dose (SAD/MAD) study in healthy subjects. Safety evaluation will include adverse events (TEAEs), clinical laboratory values, vital signs, ECGs, and physical examinations.
This will be a Phase 1, randomized, double-blind, single center, placebo-controlled, multiple ascending dose (MAD) study in a maximum of 3 cohorts of 8 healthy male and female subjects each. Subjects in Cohorts 1, 2 and 3 will receive ascending multiple IV doses of NPT189 or matching placebo.
Premature infants often receive respiratory support and supplemental oxygen for a prolonged period of time during their admission in the NICU. While maintaining the oxygen saturation within a narrow target range is important to prevent morbidity, manual oxygen titration can be very challenging. Automatic titration by a controller has been proven to be more effective. However, to date the performance of different controllers has not been compared. The proposed randomized crossover trial Comparing Oxygen Controllers in Preterm InfanTs (COCkPIT) is designed to compare the effect on time spent within target range. The results of this trial will help determining which algorithm is most successful in controlling oxygen, improve future developments in automated oxygen control and ultimately reduce the morbidity associated with hypoxemia and hyperoxemia.
The purpose of this study is to assess safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of M254 after administration of a single ascending dose and repeat doses in healthy volunteers and immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) patients. The pharmacodynamics of the drug will be measured as platelet response in patients with ITP.
Current efforts to arrest the epidemic of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have had limited success. Thus there is an urgent need for effective approaches to prevent the development of T2DM. It is widely accepted that the current epidemic is driven by an increase in global food abundance and reduced food quality, making changes in diet a key determinant of the T2DM epidemic. Dietary factors can affect cardio-metabolic health; among these factors, advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) in food are potential risk factors for insulin resistance and T2DM. AGEs are a heterogeneous group of unavoidable stable bioactive compounds. Endogenous formation of AGEs is a continuous naturally occurring process, and is the result of normal metabolism. However, increased formation of AGEs occurs during ageing and under hyperglycaemic conditions. AGEs are implicated in the development of diabetes and vascular complications. Over the past several decades, methods of food processing have changed and meals now contain excess fat and sugar and are most susceptible for the formation of AGEs. In addition, AGEs in food are highly desirable due to their profound effect on shelf life, sterility, flavour, colour, and thus food consumption. Hence, a substantial portion of AGEs are derived from exogenous sources, particularly food. These exogenous AGEs are potential risk factors for insulin resistance and the development of T2DM. We recently found that dietary AGEs represent a significant source of circulating AGEs, and have similar pathogenic properties compared to their endogenous counterparts including the development of insulin resistance and T2DM. Taken together, dietary AGEs are proposed to play a pivotal role in the development and progression of T2DM and its complications. Reduction of dietary intake of AGEs may therefore be an alternative strategy to reduce the risk of vascular disease and insulin resistance. We therefore hypothesize that dietary restriction of AGEs in overweight individuals improves insulin sensitivity, β-cell function, and vascular function.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare, progressive life-threatening disease that is characterized by exertional dyspnea and persistent dry cough. Cough in IPF is both a presenting and a complicating clinical feature, which affects approximately three quarters of IPF cases. It is often a debilitating symptom that adversely affects quality of life (QoL) and is usually refractory to medical therapy. Inhaled RVT-1601 (formerly, PA101B), a new inhalation formulation of cromolyn sodium delivered via the eFlow® Closed System (CS) nebulizer, is being evaluated in this Phase 2b study for the treatment of persistent cough in patients with IPF.
This study aims to evaluate the pathologic response at 12 months after single dose preoperative partial breast irradiation in early stage breast cancer patients. Furthermore, the aim is to collect data on response monitoring. Patient-reported outcome measures and treatment-induced toxicity will be evaluated.