There are about 3644 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Norway. 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 objective of the SAMISEN study is to assess the performance and safety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with the newly designed Olympus Motorized Spiral Enteroscope (PowerSpiral).
Background: There is a need for projects that link work closer to the rehabilitation chain to further understand risk factors for sick-leave. The new aspect of this project is that it combines work place intervention with individualized physiotherapy, based on validated standardized tests and a classification based treatment system. Aim: The aim is to expand the knowledge and understanding of complex causes of musculoskeletal pain, particularly low back pain (LBP). The main aim is to examine if cognitive functional therapy (CFT) can further reduce sick-leave and pain, and increase function and well-being. Material and methods: To ensure good recruitment we have collaboration with the Department for Health and social services in the county of Bergen, which has a sickness absence above average among their health workers. We will invite those with LBP problems to be included in an RCT and receive CFT in a physiotherapy clinic (usually offered 5 to 12 visits). The comparison group will receive a series with cognitive patient education and physiotherapy (COPE-PT) given by a physiotherapist. All participants will be followed by their workplace leaders. All patients who enter the RCT will be re-examined at 3 and 12 months and the predictors for sick-leave, function and coping in different sub-groups of patients with NSLBP will be studied.
The war in Syria began in 2011 and refugees from this country have faced stressors including security risks, lack of access and availability of basic services and resources as well as family, community, and socio political tensions. Exposure to stressful events or situations, either short or long lasting, of exceptionally threatening or catastrophic nature is likely to cause pervasive distress in almost anyone, which might disturb daily life function, integration in society and ability to function in work and society, although this stress does not necessarily need to become an established medical diagnose. For a long time now, somatic and mental health systems have been overburdened and inaccessible both in Syria and in transit countries, and there is little available evidence of the effect of interventions targeting common health problems among refugees once established in their host countries. In this project, the University of Bergen, in close collaboration with the Centre for Migration Health (Bergen municipality) and the Centre for Crisis Psychology, have developed two treatment interventions that are both theoretically sound and practically scalable if shown to be effective. Among resettled asylum seekers and refugees, the primary aim of the project is to separately study in a quantitative way the effect on both physical and mental health of two different interventions: Physiotherapy activity and awareness intervention for participants with pain disorders and Teaching recovery techniques for participants with post-traumatic symptoms In addition, in a qualitative mode, our secondary aim is to analyse the processes by which the interventions help/do not help the patients to improve their health. Last, as the third aim of the study, cost effectiveness analyses will be conducted.
"Life after prostate cancer" is a prospective, population-based, case-control study where all men diagnosed with Prostate cancer (PCa) from 01.01.2017 regardless of age and disease stage are invited to a survey by questionnaire on their health. Men with no history of PCa are identified through the National Registry, matched on age and region of residence, and invited to the survey as controls. Patients and controls who have signed up for an official digital mailbox are invited electronically. Those who do not have a digital mailbox are invited by regular mail. All participants have given their informed consent for all linkages planned in this study. Due to electronic reporting of histological reports to the Norwegian Prostate Cancer Registry, patients are invited to the survey shortly after diagnosis. More than 6 400 patients have submitted questionnaires per April 2019.
The aim of this population based study is to examine, quantify and describe physical activity level in Norwegian boys with DMD, and to compare the level of physical activity level between boys with DMD and age matched healthy boys. A co-project will validate ActiGraph accelerometry to measure physical activity in boys with DMD.
Cluster headache is a primary headache condition characterized by clusters of one-sided, high-intensity pain attacks. The headache may be episodic or chronic. Treatment options are limited and their effects unsatisfactory. An important nerve pathway involved in the pain attacks has a switching station at the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) located in the depth of the facial bones. SPG is a known therapy target for cluster headache. The area can be identified on CT images, but is difficult to access due to its location. Thus, the Multiguide navigation system has been developed to enable precise delivery of the drugs that target SPG activity. In Trondheim, two phase 1 / Phase 2 study have been carried out using botulinum toxin A (Botox®) against SPG in patient with chronic cluster headache and chronic migraine. The results indicate that such a treatment strategy is safe and beneficial. The current study is a randomized, placebo-controlled, triple-blinded study to investigate whether precise single-injection of botulinum toxin A reduces the frequency of attacks in chronic cluster headache .
Phase 2 Platform Study in Patients with Advanced Non-Small Lung Cancer who progressed on First-Line Osimertinib Therapy. This study is modular in design, allowing evaluation of the efficacy, safety and tolerability of multiple study treatments.
Studies have shown that children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and emotional dysregulation are characterized by high severity of ADHD, comorbid behavior disorders and increased risk of chronic difficulties. New studies have shown promising results by focusing on improving emotional regulation. We lack knowledge about differences in symptom patterns, stability of symptoms over time, comorbid disorders, neurocognitive functions, knowledge and regulation of emotions, psychosocial risk factors and reactions to stress. Children 6 to 12 years admitted to specialist and diagnosed with ADHD will be recruited. ADHD children with and without emotional dysregulation defined as fullfilling the criteria for the diagnosis Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) with regard to differences in symptom patterns, stability of symptoms over time, comorbid disorders, neurocognitive functions, knowledge and regulation of emotions, psychosocial risk factors and reactions to stress..
In this observational study researchers want to learn more about changes in visual acuity (clarity of vision) with proactive flexible treatments over time in patients suffering from wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD) after decision to treat with Aflibercept (Eylea) was made. Wet AMD is an eye disease that progressively destroys the macula, the central portion of the retina, impairing central vision.
INNODIA is a global consortium linking 26 academic institutions, 4 industrial partners, a small to medium enterprise (SME), and 2 patient organisations, bringing their knowledge and experience together with one common goal: "To fight type 1 diabetes". (www.innodia.eu). The project, approved in November 2015 and launched in January 2016, runs under the framework of the Innovative Medicines Initiative - Joint Undertaking (https://www.imi.europa.eu/projects-results/project-factsheets/innodia) with a dedicated governance structure ensuring close interaction, communication and adherence to the objectives and deliverables of the consortium. The overall aim of INNODIA is to advance in a decisive way how to predict, stage, evaluate and prevent the onset and progression of type 1 diabetes (T1D). For this, INNODIA has established a comprehensive and interdisciplinary network of clinical and basic scientists, who are leading experts in the field of T1D research in Europe, with complementary expertise from the areas of immunology, Beta-cell biology, biomarker research and T1D therapy, joining forces in a coordinated fashion with industry partners and two foundations, as well as with all major stakeholders in the process, including regulatory bodies and patients with T1D and their families. One of the objectives of INNODIA is to develop a new European clinical research network with standardized protocol based on repeated measures of C-peptide (including home measurements) and comprehensive collection of appropriate biological samples for 'omics', immune, viral and microbiome studies in new onset T1D patients and high-risk auto-antibody positive subjects. A protocol for the harmonization of sample collections in newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic patients and first degree relatives of patients with type 1 diabetes was developed following extensive preliminary work involving partners from across all specialities. Core laboratories with experience in their respective field were set up for analysis of auto-antibodies, fresh immune cells, handling of frozen immune cells, C-peptide measures. A series of standard operating procedures for sample collections and analysis were agreed. Sample tracking between clinical centres and central laboratories was included into a purposely designed electronic case report form (eCRF) into which all clinical and laboratory data collected are captured.