There are about 8278 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.
Patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit after severe injury are prone to suffer from infectious complications and even sepsis. Despite tremendous efforts the etiology of this increased susceptibility to infectious pathogens is incompletely understood. Clinical signs and symptoms as well as current diagnostic clinical tests (WBC, CRP, cytokines, interleukines) lack sensitivity or specificity for adequate prediction of the development of infectious complications or sepsis. Neutrophil granulocytes, cells of the innate immune system, play an important role in the defence against invading bacterial pathogens and are crucial in preventing fulminant infections. For successful eradication of a bacterium neutrophils need to exert specific functions: chemotaxis, migration, phagocytosis, degranulation and production of radical oxygen species. Much research has focused on the effect of trauma on neutrophil's individual capacities to kill bacteria with conflicting interpretations as a result. For adequate determination of the neutrophil's capacity to eradicate bacteria from tissue of trauma patients we developed novel in-vitro assays in which neutrophils are tested for all of these functions combined. This assay allows us to identify dysfunctional neutrophils adequately. The main focus of this study is the determination of the functionality of aberrant neutrophils circulating in the peripheral blood of severly injured following trauma.
Laparoscopic surgery of the distal colon and rectum requires surgery with an appropriate field of view. A commonly used technique to create a clear exposure is the steep Trendelenburg position in which the patient is positioned in an angle of 15 to 40 degrees with the head down using the effect of gravity to retract the small intestine. This method is associated with haemostatic changes caused by the cranial shift of abdominal organs and blood. Recently, a cellulose compressed sponge was developed as intraoperative retractor, with the aim to keep the small intestines aside while the patient remains in a horizontal position. The safety of the sponge is secured with CE marking. The retractor sponge ensures a clear surgical field and potentially prevents haemostatic instability by avoiding Trendelenburg position. A pilot study in the St Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein has shown that use of the sponge might be associated with shorter hospital stay.
Inflammation and abnormal amount of lipids in the blood are key factors for the development and progression of atherosclerosis (thickening of the artery wall) and cardiovascular disease. Lipoprotein (a) is a pro-inflammatory plasma lipoprotein that is believed to be a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Vascular inflammation generates a range of effects, including endothelial dysfunction and migration of white blood cells into the vessel wall, which results in increased risk of cardiovascular events. This study is designed to assess the effects of multiple monthly intravenous infusions with the fully human antibody called PC-mAb, in subjects with elevated lipoprotein (a).
With microwave ablation (MWA), using the heat generated from electromagnetic waves in the microwave energy spectrum, hair follicles and apocrine glands in the (hypo)dermis are ablated through thermolysis. MWA was recently approved for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis (miraDry) and removal of axillary hair (miraSmooth). By permanent removal of hairs and sweat glands, the investigators hypothesize a beneficial and long-term sustainable preventive effect of MWA in HS patients.
The Moderate Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health Trial (MACH15) is a multicenter, worldwide, randomized clinical trial of ~15 gm of alcohol daily versus abstention, using a balanced parallel design and single-blind assessment of all outcomes among approximately 7,800 participants aged 50 years and older with advanced cardiovascular risk. Intervention will average 6 years in duration with a common close-out date. Following recruitment and pre-screening, participants will attend a screening visit followed by a two-week abstention washout period, a baseline visit and randomization, and subsequent visits at 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, and then annually until close-out.
Rationale: The microbial composition in the small intestine (SI) differs largely from the composition in feces. Many physiological processes related to health, such as immunoregulation and metabolic programming, mainly take place in the SI. Therefore, the SI, from a microbiota perspective, is as relevant as the large intestine. There are indications that microbiota composition is different in lean and obese subjects, and is related to insulin resistance. However, these indications are mainly based on the analysis of fecal samples. Therefore, analysis of the microbiota composition in the more proximal part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract may provide new insights into the microbial species that are involved or related to metabolic homeostasis at that location. The IntelliCap® CR system offers a minimally invasive tool that is able to collect reliable samples in the SI, as was shown by NIZO in a clinical validation study. The main aim of the current study is to explore and compare the upper GI microbiota composition in lean and obese subjects, in order to generate new leads for development of products that may target the upper GI microbiota community or specific species thereof, which may impact the maintenance of metabolic homeostasis. This may provide new opportunities for the treatment, reduction or prevention of overweight and/or obesity or insulin resistance.
The purpose of this study is to collect fresh whole blood within 12 hours from suspected mild head injury (Glasgow Coma Scale score 13-15) from subjects over the age of 18, to help verify that both UCH-L1 and GFAP can be detected with the Philips Minicare POC diagnostic test platform.
This is a single-arm, multicenter, Phase 2 study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the combination regimen of daratumumab plus durvalumab (D2). The study will consist of 2 parts; Part 1 has a 2-stage design while Part 2 consists of an expansion phase. Subjects will receive intravenous (IV) DARA at 16 mg/kg on the same dosing schedule (weekly [QW], every 2 weeks [Q2W] or every 4 weeks [Q4W] of each 28-day cycle) received on their last prior therapy containing DARA. The dosing schedule for DARA may be adjusted during the course of the study as outlined in the protocol. Subjects will also receive IV DURVA at 1500 mg on Day 2 (Cycle 1) and on Day 1 (Cycles ≥ 2) of each 28-day treatment cycle.
The Cohera Sylys® Surgical Sealant study is a pivotal, prospective, randomized, controlled, multicenter superiority clinical study comparing standard anastomosis closure technique (Control) to standard closure technique plus Sylys® Surgical Sealant (Test) during stapled colorectal and ileorectal anastomosis procedures.
The aim of this study is to provide continuing access to BMN 044 treatment for subjects previously treated with BMN 044. The information gained from this study is expected to further characterize the efficacy and safety of BMN 044 over a longer treatment period.