There are about 44 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Oman. 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.
This is a randomized, double-blind, parallel group, placebo-controlled, multicenter, exploratory Phase II study including subjects with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), investigating GLPG1205 of top of local standard of care (defined as receiving nintedanib, pirfenidone, or neither nintedanib or pirfenidone).
The study aims to measure the effectiveness of refresher training after six months of baseline training on retention of CPR skills. Literature review and guidelines showed that there is significant decay in CPR skills after basic life support certification. This retention might be preserved as short as three months after basic life support certification. Frequent retraining within the standard two years of recertification was recommended. Recommendation did not specify the ideal timing and method for CPR refresher training. In this study, we are looking for a feasible, practical, easily applicable method for health care institute in order to maintain the required CPR skills. This study will be a randomized control trial in which the study group will be tested for their CPR skills at six and twelve months after CPR training before the start of the study and after six months assessment. The control group will be tested after twelve months from the initial training at the start of the research and with no CPR refresher in between. The outcome of the study will assess the effectiveness of a BLS refresher training at six months on retention of quality of CPR skills.
Open Label Extension Study of GBT440 Clinical Trial Patients with Sickle Cell Disease Who Participated in GBT440 Clinical Trials
To provide real world data on patient characteristics, disease management, healthcare utilization, and outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes and established micro- and/or macrovascular disease
A prospective cohort study that will be conducted at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital. It aims to determine the outcomes, in terms of, activity level, functional level, subjective knee function, range of motion, stability, and failure, among patients with acute ACL injuries, who undergo arthroscopic primary ACL repair; and to compare these results with patients who undergo arthroscopic ACL reconstruction. To the investigators' knowledge, there is a dearth of studies looking into the outcomes of arthroscopic primary ACL repair and this going to be the first study in the Middle East. The investigators believe that arthroscopic primary ACL repair is superior to arthroscopic ACL reconstruction; and conducting this research project will elucidate the previously abandoned facts about acute ACL repair; and will eventually have a huge impact in the field of orthopedic surgery.
Control of myopia progression has become an important goal because of concerns regarding significantly increased risks of retinal degeneration, retinal detachment, glaucoma and cataract associated with high myopia. It is also clear there prevalence of myopia in children and young adults is increasing all over the world. Several methods including use of progressive addition lenses, rigid gas-permeable contact lenses, and life-style modifications (increased outdoor activity) have reported to alter myopia progression with varying efficacy. In general they have yielded clinical results of marginal significance. Atropine sulphate eye drops has consistently been demonstrated to inhibit axial myopia progression in both humans and animal models. Yet it has not found widespread clinical application for myopia control due to ocular side-effects of cycloplegia and pupil dilation. Recently 0.01% atropine has been shown to be effective in arresting myopia progression without side-effects of cycloplegia and near vision impairment and pupil dilatation and increased light sensitivity. Almost all studies on atropine have been carried out on children of Chinese origin. Efficacy (concentration and dosing) and safety need to be established in the population of interest, before routine use can be recommended. We plan to evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical 0.01% atropine eye drops in slowing the progression of myopia and ocular axial elongation in Omani children. A total of 150 children of ages 6-16 years will be randomized to two groups. Intervention group will receive atropine 0.01% once daily in each eye for two years (Phase 1). Control group will not receive any medications. Follow up visits will be scheduled every three months in Phase 1. Subsequently, medication will be stopped and the study patients will be followed up every six months for one year (Phase 2). The progression of myopia (change in refractive error and axial length) will be compared in the two groups by objective methods.
Overaction of the inferior oblique (IO) muscle is a commonly observed component of childhood strabismus, and is often seen combined with other ocular deviations. It manifests with excessive elevation of the affected eye in adduction, and may cause a pattern strabismus and vertical deviation of the affected eye. IO overaction (IOOA) may be primary or secondary to superior oblique underaction, is often bilateral, and may be symmetrical or asymmetrical. Surgical management of the overacting IO muscle is often required to achieve ocular alignment. The most commonly performed IO muscle weakening procedures are IO myectomy and graded IO recession. The surgical decision is primarily based on degree of overaction of the IO muscle. Various studies have compared the two IO weakening procedures and have reported a similar success rate for both procedures. The aim of this study is to compare the effect of two IO weakening procedures (symmetrical vs asymmetrical myectomy or graded recession) in normalizing the IOOA, obtaining vertical alignment and collapse of pattern, when employed in the treatment of asymmetrical IOOA.
Participants had randomly divided into two equal groups. Group (A) had received a program of high intensity interval training 30-40 minutes three times per week for one month. The participant will start cycling slowly for five minute without resistance at the beginning of the exercise as warming up, then the active phase will last 20-30 minutes, then decrease the speed with no resistance at the end of the exercise as cooling down. Group (B) will receive a program of inspiratory muscle training by using the threshold based inspiratory muscle trainer for 10-15 minute daily with frequency three times per week for four weeks.
SevEos is a cross-sectional, multi-center, non-interventional study aimed to describe the treatment patterns in 250 severe asthma patients across the Gulf region. In addition, the study will determine the current level of asthma control and quality of life in these patients; describe the exacerbation patterns; and determine the current levels of blood eosinophils for the enrolled patients.
Coronary angiography is now mainly performed via the radial route rather than the femoral route. At the end of the procedure, the sheath is removed and a band is inflated to obtain hemostasis. The air in the band is then deflated at regular intervals. Currently there are different protocols for deflation of the band, but none of these have been studied with regards to patient comfort and time of deflation, and potential complications such as bleeding. Here in this study the investigators wish to compare two such protocols of band deflation and assess the levels of patient comfort and time to discharge with two widely used protocols.