There are about 852 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Philippines. 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.
To examine the impact of health determinants at the individual (e.g. health related behaviors) and societal level (e.g. environmental factors, health related policy, quality of health systems) on health outcomes (e.g. death, non-communicable disease development) across a range of socioeconomic and health resource settings. Additional components of this study will examine genetic factors for non-communicable diseases. This will be examined both through a cross sectional component, and prospectively (cohort component).
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of pembrolizumab (MK-3745) in the neoadjuvant (prior to surgery) or adjuvant (after surgery) treatment of adults with gastric and gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma. The primary hypotheses of this study are that pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy is superior to placebo plus chemotherapy in terms of overall survival (OS), event-free survival (EFS) and pathological complete response (pathCR) rate.
To assess the safety and efficacy of repeated intravitreal injections of DE-122 (low dose and high dose) given in combination with Lucentis® in subjects with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) compared with Lucentis® alone.
Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH) Philippines Evaluation Study: Multisite randomised controlled trial to compare the efficacy of a culturally-adapted parenting programme, Masayang Pamilya, versus services as usual in the reduction of child maltreatment and improvement of child wellbeing in low-income Filipino families with children aged two to six years in Metro Manila (N = 120). A previous study focused on adaptation and feasibility testing was conducted from January 2016 to February 2017. Community-based participatory approaches were used to culturally adapt the Sinovuyo programme to a Filipino context. A formative evaluation using qualitative in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with parents, as well as consultative workshops with service providers and other stakeholders, examined issues regarding the needs and concerns of Filipino parents, appropriateness of intervention components and delivery, and other specific cultural issues in order to balance "fidelity" to evidence-based practices with "fit" to the local context . The Sinovuyo programme was then adapted into the MaPa programme with local materials and approaches developed to fit the Philippine cultural context based on findings from the formative evaluation.
The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the drugs dapagliflozin and saxagliptin in patients with Type 2 Diabetes who are aged 10 to below 18 years old and are currently taking metformin, insulin, or both drugs. Dapagliflozin and saxagliptin are both approved for use in patients with Type 2 Diabetes aged 18 years or older. This study will assess how well dapagliflozin and saxagliptin work by finding out how these treatments affect blood glucose (sugar) levels compared to placebo (a pill that contains no active drug), in children and adolescents. Dapagliflozin and saxagliptin are considered investigational products in this study since while they have been approved for use in adults (patients 18 years or older), they haven't been approved for children and adolescents due to lack of clinical studies in this specific population. Patients with Type 2 Diabetes have higher levels of blood glucose (sugar) than patients who do not have this disease. The high level of sugar in the blood can lead to serious short-term and long-term medical problems. The main goal of treating diabetic patients is to lower blood glucose to a normal level. Lowering and controlling blood glucose help prevent or delay complications of diabetes, such as heart disease, kidney, eye and nerve diseases, and the possibility of amputation. Dapagliflozin is a drug that helps to reduce blood glucose (sugar) levels by helping the kidneys to remove excess glucose from the blood and excrete it in the urine. It prevents the kidneys from returning glucose from the urine back into the bloodstream. Saxagliptin increases insulin production when blood glucose levels are high. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that allows the body to use sugar (glucose) from the food that is eaten for energy or to store glucose for future use. Saxagliptin helps to improve blood sugar levels in response to a meal and between meals if blood glucose levels are not lowered effectively. Saxagliptin does not work when the blood glucose is low. Saxagliptin also helps to decrease the amount of sugar made by the body. Together, these processes reduce blood glucose levels and help to control Type 2 Diabetes. Dapagliflozin (alone or in combination with other antidiabetic drugs) has been shown to be effective in lowering blood glucose in adults with Type 2 Diabetes and is available for use in adults (patients 18 years or older) in approximately 40 countries worldwide including the USA and Europe. Dapagliflozin has not yet been studied in children (pediatric patients). Saxagliptin (alone or in combination with other antidiabetic drugs) has been shown to be effective in lowering blood glucose in adults with Type 2 Diabetes and is available for use in adults (patients 18 years or older) in approximately 90 countries worldwide. Saxagliptin also has not yet been studied in children (pediatric patients). The subject will either receive one of the active study drugs or a placebo (a pill that looks identical but contains inactive drug). This study will be double blind; this means that neither the subject, nor the study doctor will know which treatment the subject will receive. Which treatment the subject receives is decided by a computer, purely by chance; this is called a "random assignment". For this study, there will first be a screening phase of up to 6 weeks, followed by a 2 week lead in phase. Thereafter there will be a 26 week short-term treatment phase (week 1-week 26), and a 26 week long-term treatment phase (week 27-week 52). Following this there will be a follow-up telephone call on week 56 and a post study visit at week 104. At day 1 visit after the lead in phase the subject will be randomly assigned to receive one of 3 treatments: dapagliflozin 5 mg, saxagliptin 2.5 mg or placebo in a blinded manner. This treatment will continue up to week 14. Then after week 14, and until the end of the study, the subject will be assigned to receive one of the following 5 treatments: dapagliflozin 5 mg, dapagliflozin 10 mg, saxagliptin 2.5 mg, saxagliptin 5 mg or placebo in a blinded manner. The drugs assigned after week 14 will be the same drugs as at Day 1, but some of the groups will receive them at a higher dose. After completion of the 26-week short-term phase, the subject will enter a 26 week long-term phase. The same treatment that the subject had been assigned to at week 14 visit will be continued. This long-term phase is primarily designed to provide additional information on how well dapagliflozin and saxagliptin are tolerated. Following the treatment phases, there will be a follow-up telephone call at week 56. The subject will be asked to visit the clinic at week 104 again for a final evaluation of the physical development (based on the stage of puberty).
This study will evaluate the immunogenicity, reactogenicity and safety of a booster dose of MenACWY-TT vaccine administered 10 years after healthy subjects aged 11-17 years received either MenACWY-TT vaccine (Nimenrix) or Mencevax ACWY
This is a randomised, double-blind, parallel group, placebo-controlled study designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a fixed 30 mg dose of benralizumab administered subcutaneously for patients with a history of asthma exacerbations and uncontrolled asthma receiving medium to high-dose inhaled corticosteroid plus long-acting β2-agonist (ICS-LABA) with or without oral corticosteroids and additional asthma controllers.
This randomised controlled trial aims to determine the effectiveness of combined physical and cognitive training in preventing falls and decreasing risks of falls among community-dwelling older persons with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
The randomized, observer-blind non-influenza comparator controlled study is intended to demonstrate the efficacy, immunogenicity, safety and tolerability of Seqirus' cell-based inactivated quadrivalent vaccine (QIVc) in subjects ≥2 years to <18 years of age
Lupus Low Disease Activity State (LLDAS) study is an international, multi-centre prospective study, developed by the Asia Pacific Lupus Collaboration (APLC) to investigate whether the attainment of LLDAS is associated with improved outcomes in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). SLE, or lupus, is the archetypal multisystem autoimmune disease, with an estimated incidence of 5-50 cases per 100,000 people. Patients with SLE, usually young women, suffer a marked loss of life expectancy, and severe morbidity, due to a heterogeneous range of clinical manifestations caused by autoimmune-mediated inflammation of multiple organs. The most severe manifestations of SLE are the accrual of irreversible organ damage, especially renal and central nervous system (CNS) involvement. As there is no effective targeted monotherapy for SLE, patients also suffer severe toxicity from the use of glucocorticoids and broad-spectrum immunosuppressive therapies. Despite combination therapy with current drugs, many studies show that the majority of patients suffer inadequate disease control and inexorably accrue permanent organ damage over time. The diversity of clinical features of active SLE has made quantification of disease activity problematic. Although there are a number of published systems in use to measure SLE disease activity, there are widely acknowledged problems with these instruments. Published definitions of remission are so stringent that they are met by less than 5% of patients. This lead to the realisation that rather than lupus remission, a lupus low disease activity state target may be more feasible, and that patients with low disease activity are more homogeneous than patients with active disease. Thus, the development of a definition of lupus low disease activity, which is feasible and has face validity, escapes the complexity of attempts to quantify heterogeneous states of active disease. In this study, the investigators will prospectively collect longitudinal data on consecutive SLE patients at each centre to evaluate the LLDAS definition. Protection from organ damage accrual as the primary endpoint.