There are about 3223 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.
By each clinician participating in the study; 40 patients (20+20) diagnosed with mild to moderate peri-implantitis, defined as 2-4 mm peri-implant bone loss, will be randomized to either test treatment with Labrida BioClean® or control treatment with titanium curettes. In total 240 patients (120 test and 120 controls) treated by 6 clinicians at 6 centers will be included in the study.
This is an observational study at the Obstetrical outpatient clinic at Stavanger University Hospital, Norway. The purpose of the study is to compare glycated albumin and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), both markers of "long-term blood sugar" with oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). The OGTT is a screening test for gestational diabetes, a condition that increases risk of adverse pregnancy outcome for mother and child. The risks are reduced with good glycaemic control throughout pregnancy, therefore, it is important to screen for gestational diabetes.
rTMS of the motor cortex is an increasingly established analgesic technique for the treatment of neuropathic pain. However its efficacy is generally modest. One reason may be the that conventional rTMS targets only superficial and small cortical regions of the human brain. A newer cooled coil, the Hesed (H) coils, now allows deep and larger surface of stimulation and has been suggested to have analgesic effects in a small pilot trial in diabetic painful polyneuropathy. Based on its deeper mechanism of action and larger surface of stimulation, we hypothesize that this technique will be more effective than rTMS in patients with central pain, a highly unmet medical need. The primary objective of the present study will be to compare the efficacy of H coil, conventional rTMS and sham stimulation of the primary motor cortex in patients central neuropathic pain. Major secondary objectives will be to directly compare the analgesic efficacy of H coil versus conventional rTMS, and compare the efficacy of both techniques in patients with lower limb pain and those with upper limb pain/face. This will be a randomized tricentric sham controlled study
A prospective study of bleeding peptic ulcers and/or erosions in the upper gastrointestinal tract - risk-medication, presence of Helicobacter pylori, treatment and outcome.
Previous research into metabolic and hypoxic markers has found evidence of preclinical impact of exercise on prostate tumor blood flow and oxygenation in rodents . As radiotherapy is a frequently used and effective therapy for and that sufficient oxygenation is decisive to the effect of radiotherapy, an underlying hypothesis that aerobic exercise might improve treatment efficacy of radiotherapy in prostate cancer is put forward. This study has a potential challenging intervention, but a potential very high gain as it includes active patient participation to significantly improve outcome of radical radiotherapy.
The aim of this study is to investigate if ankle-foot orthoses affect changes in muscle activity of children with spastic unilateral cerebral palsy during walking. To minimize investigator variability, the same orthotist CO, clinical gait analyst GA and physiotherapist PT will perform their designated functions for all participants. Each subject will be required to attend three appointments. First appointment: CO takes a lower leg cast of the involved side; the cast is taken with the ankle and hindfoot corrected to neutral position. Second appointment: CO fits the tone-reducing ankle-foot orthosis which entails trimming the device to fit footwear, checking the orthotic device restricts plantarflexion and ensuring comfortable and functional fit. The device is modified with holes for electrode placement at locations for tibialis anterior and gastrocnemius identified by PT. The child receives the tone-reducing ankle-foot orthosis and is instructed to use this orthotic device on a daily basis for the next four weeks to grow accustomed to the tone-reducing stimuli which may require some acclimatization. Third appointment: A clinical examination is conducted by PT. Surface gel electrodes are then attached while the participant is instructed in individual muscle activation tests; SENIAM guidelines will be followed for electrode placement and skin preparation, aside from hamstrings and rectus femoris which will follow amended instructions in line with the scientific literature. GA quality checks the raw electromyography (EMG) signals by visual inspection during the isolated muscle activation tests and during a dynamic trial for movement artefacts, cross-talk, baseline drift and good noise-to-signal ratio. Reflective markers are then applied in accordance with Plug-in Gait lower body model by PT to collect kinematic and kinetic data. A resting trial is collected to establish the baseline activity level for each muscle. The participant is instructed to walk at a self-selected speed along the walkway. Dynamic trials continue until two clean strikes to the middle force plate are collected for the involved leg. Barefoot data is collected first while any additional modifications necessary for electrode placement are made to the ankle-foot orthoses. The order of the orthotic conditions is randomized. Data will be recorded confidentially using reference codes for participants and stored on a secure server with designated space allocated by the hospital.
The main objective of this study is to establish the efficacy and safety of Psorax35 supplementation in patients with mild to moderate Psoriasis.
This intervention study will investigate the effect of therapy light rooms on sleep, circadian rhythms, mood, behavioural problems and function in nursing home (NH) patients with dementia.
The proposed randomized controlled trial (RCT) will investigate the usefulness of electroencephalographic (EEG) biofeedback, also called neurofeedback (NF), a treatment method that can potentially prevent relapses among patients with a substance use disorder (SUD) through its calming effect on the central nervous system. The study will examine whether NF can improve general well-being and quality of life (QoL) and subsequently its ability to play a role in relapse prevention strategies. Specifically, the effect on physical and psychological distress will be investigated.
The incidence of fractures in Norway is among the highest in the world, and falls are the sixth major contributor to years lived with disability. In elderly, a large part of 900 deaths from unintentional injuries per 100000 inhabitants per year, are due to falls and fractures. Fractures, especially hip fractures among the elderly, often result in pain, ailments, and reduced quality of life. In Norway, 11 % of all reports from the specialized health services were incidents related to falls. Worldwide, falls are among the most commonly reported adverse events in hospitals with prevalence rates in the order of 10 per 1000 patient days or 5-15 % of the patients, and are associated with both minor and major injuries. The results of preventive measures are conflicting. In January 2011, the Norwegian health minister launched a national patient safety campaign called "In Safe hands". The campaign had three aims: 1) Reduce patient related adverse events, 2) Build sustainable systems and structures for patient safety, and 3) Improve the patient safety culture. Hospitals and primary care units were invited to participate in 16 specific and measurable areas for improvement. One out of four orthopedic departments at Møre og Romsdal Hospital Trust, Norway participated actively in a fall prevention program. This study compares the changes in fall rates, the employees' perceived patient safety culture and the patient experienced safety before and after implementation of the fall prevention program at the orthopedic department in one hospital in the Møre & Romsdal Hospital Trust, and at the same time points i another hospital in the same Trust but not having implemented the program.