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NCT ID: NCT03564184 Not yet recruiting - Preterm Birth Clinical Trials

Longitudinal Study of Music Therapy's Effectiveness for Premature Infants and Their Caregivers

Start date: June 15, 2018
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

Background: Preterm birth has major medical, psychological and socio-economic consequences worldwide. A recent systematic review suggests positive effects of music therapy (MT) on physiological measures of preterm infants and maternal anxiety, but methodologically rigorous studies including long-term follow-up of infant and parental outcomes are missing. Drawing upon caregivers' inherent resources, this study emphasizes caregiver involvement in MT to promote attuned, developmentally-appropriate musical interactions that may be of mutual benefit to infant and parent. This study will determine whether MT, as delivered by a qualified music therapist during neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) hospitalization and/or in home/municipal settings following discharge, is superior to standard care in improving bonding between primary caregivers and preterm infants, parent well-being and infant development. Methods: Design: International multi-center, assessor-blind, 2x2 factorial, pragmatic randomized controlled trial. A feasibility study has been completed; ethical approval for the main trial is pending. Participants: 250 preterm infants and their parents. Intervention: MT focusing on singing specifically tailored to infant responses, will be delivered during NICU and/or during a post-discharge 6-month period. Primary outcome: Changes in mother-infant bonding until 6 months corrected age (CA), as measured by the Postpartum Bonding Questionnaire. Secondary outcomes: Mother-infant bonding at discharge and over 12 months CA; child development over 24 months; and parental depression, anxiety, and stress, and infant re-hospitalization, all over 12 months. Discussion: This study fills a gap by measuring the long-term impact of MT for preterm infants/caregivers, and of MT beyond the hospital context. Outcomes related to highly involving parents in MT will directly inform the development of clinical practice in Scandinavia and other contexts with similar social welfare practices. By incorporating family-centered care, continuity of care, user involvement, and cultural relevance, this study can potentially contribute to improved quality of care for premature infants and their parents worldwide.

NCT ID: NCT03563716 Recruiting - Clinical trials for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

A Study of MTIG7192A in Combination With Atezolizumab in Chemotherapy-Naïve Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Start date: June 30, 2018
Phase: Phase 2
Study type: Interventional

This study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of MTIG7192A plus Atezolizumab compared with placebo plus atezolizumab in chemotherapy-naive patients with locally advanced unresectable or metastatic PD-L1-selected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), excluding patients with a sensitizing EGFR mutation or ALK translocation.

NCT ID: NCT03561727 Recruiting - Incisional Hernia Clinical Trials

Risk Factors for Development of Incisional Hernia in Transverse Incisions

Start date: June 2018
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

RESEARCH PROJECT OBJECTIVES The aim of this planned study is to evaluate factors, with particular reference to surgical technique of abdominal closure, accumulation of advanced glycation end products, and collagen content in the transversalis fascia, that are associated with the development of incisional hernias after transverse epigastric incisions in patients operated due to malignant tumors. RESEARCH PROJECT METHODOLOGY: The study is designed as prospective and is planned to include 392 patients undergoing abdominal surgery due to malignant tumors of the alimentary system performed through transverse incisions in the epigastrium. Primary end-point of the study is defined as the occurrence of burst abdomen during immediate postoperative period or incisional hernia over 2 year postoperative follow-up. Assessment of the association between the type of surgical technique and development of hernia will be based on comparison of mass (1 layer) continuous suture and layered (2 layers) continuous suture using slowly absorbable material and applying suture to wound length ratio of more than 4. Type of the utilized surgical technique will be based on randomization. The method of abdominal closure will remain unknown for patients and investigators assessing the presence of incisional hernias. Assessment of overall collagen content and type I to type III ratio will be performed by obtaining a fragment of tissue during operation, preparation of formalin-fixed and paraffin embedded blocks, cutting of 4-micrometer thick sections, staining with picrosirius red and immunohistochemical procedures. Images will be analyzed with dedicated computer software. Accumulation of advanced glycation end products will be evaluated indirectly by measuring skin autofluorescence utilizing a method based on the use of photodiodes. Postoperative follow-up will include the period of postoperative hospitalization and two additional control visits at 1 and 2 years after the operation. Assessment of the presence of incisional hernia will comprise clinical examination, ultrasonographical study, and analysis of images from other available radiological studies. Irrespective of the primary end-point, additional analyses will be performed concerning associations between evaluated factors and occurrence of burst abdomen and the impact of incisional hernia on patients quality of life using the EORTC QLQ C-30 questionnaires. Statistical analyses will, among other, include Kaplan-Meier method, log-rank test, Cox proportional hazards regression and logistic regression

NCT ID: NCT03559608 Active, not recruiting - Clinical trials for Arterial Hypertension

Arterial Hypertension in Men in the Warmia and Masuria Region

Start date: December 1, 2014
Study type: Observational [Patient Registry]

The primary aim of the study is to define the prevalence of arterial hypertension and risk factors of its development in an unselected group of Polish men from the region of Warmia and Mazury, considered as one of the most unprivileged in terms of social and employment status in Poland. Polish men life expectancy at birth is 74 years and is lower as polish women life expectancy at birth by 8 years. The difference in Western Europe is 5 years. ProM aims to investigate the prevalence of arterial hypertension as well as to increase the interest in its prevention and treatment in men from the region.

NCT ID: NCT03558152 Recruiting - Ulcerative Colitis Clinical Trials

A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Pharmacokinetics of UTTR1147A Compared With Placebo and With Vedolizumab in Participants With Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis (UC)

Start date: June 15, 2018
Phase: Phase 2
Study type: Interventional

This study is designed to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of UTTR1147A compared with vedolizumab and with placebo in the treatment of participants with moderate to severe UC. This study will consist of two parts, Part A and Part B. Part A will test the induction of clinical remission and Part B will test the durability of clinical remission.

NCT ID: NCT03553966 Recruiting - Tooth Diseases Clinical Trials

Hydroxyapatite-toothpaste and Enamel Caries in the Primary Dentition

Start date: March 1, 2018
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

This multicenter, non-inferiority trial randomized, double-blind, active controlled parallel group study evaluates the hypothesis that the home regular use of a toothpaste containing microcrystalline hydroxylapatite (HAP) (test toothpaste) provides a caries preventive effect in caries-active children with primary dentition age 3-6 which is comparable to the caries preventive effect provided by the regular use of a fluoridated tooth paste (F) (control toothpaste) over observation periods of max. 336 days. Caries development will be assessed according to the clinical criteria of the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS). Condition or disease: Intervention Procedure: Tooth Brushing HAP or Procedure: Tooth Brushing F

NCT ID: NCT03553589 Not yet recruiting - Endometrial Cancer Clinical Trials

Biomarkers for Diagnosis and Prognosis of Endometrial Carcinoma

Start date: July 1, 2018
Study type: Observational

Endometrial cancer (EC) is the most frequent gynecological malignancy but there is currently lack of both non-invasive diagnostic tools and novel markers to stratify patients based on their risk of future recurrence. Patient care could be improved by advances in these two aspects. In the present study, the investigators aim to identify diagnostic serum metabolite and protein biomarker signatures for early detection of cancer in asymptomatic high-risk population and prognostic biomarkers for selection of patients with poor prognosis.

NCT ID: NCT03553420 Recruiting - Clinical trials for Lipodystrophy Congenital

Registry for Patients With Lipodystrophy

ECLip Registry
Start date: December 16, 2017
Study type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Given the lack of knowledge on lipodystrophies, the medical and social responsibility for the persons affected by it calls for the monitoring of the progression over long periods of time. Sensible clinical and basic research into rare diseases such as lipodystrophy is only possible in multi-location networks with sufficient case numbers. Also, reliable information on the incidence of certain manifestation patterns, health status, etc. is of utmost importance for health care and health policy in this rare disease. Therefore, the European Consortium of Lipodystrophies (ECLip), an association of European experts on lipodystrophy, has launched a registry (OSSE) for lipodystrophies which is committed to help to improve the research conditions by consolidating this kind of information in a registry.

NCT ID: NCT03552393 Not yet recruiting - Anemia Clinical Trials

Ascertain the Optimal Starting Dose of Mircera Given Subcutaneously for Maintenance Treatment of Anemia in Pediatric Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease on Dialysis or Not Yet on Dialysis.

Start date: May 30, 2018
Phase: Phase 2
Study type: Interventional

Ascertain the starting dose of Mircera given subcutaneously for the maintenance treatment of anemia in pediatric participants with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis or not yet on dialysis when switching from stable subcutaneous (SC) maintenance treatment with epoetin alfa, epoetin beta, or darbepoetin alfa.

NCT ID: NCT03548935 Recruiting - Clinical trials for Metabolism and Nutrition Disorder

STEP 1: Research Study Investigating How Well Semaglutide Works in People Suffering From Overweight or Obesity

Start date: June 4, 2018
Phase: Phase 3
Study type: Interventional

This study will look at the change in participants' body weight from the start to the end of the study. The weight loss in participants taking semaglutide (a new medicine) will be compared to the weight loss of participants taking "dummy" medicine. In addition to taking the medicine, participants will have talks with study staff about healthy food choices, how to be more physically active and what you can do to lose weight. Participants will either get semaglutide or "dummy" medicine - which treatment participants get, is decided by chance. Participants will need to take 1 injection once a week. The study medicine is injected with a thin needle in a skin fold in the stomach, thigh or upper arm. The study will last for about 1.5 years. Participants will have 15 clinic visits and 10 phone calls with the study doctor.