There are about 1525 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Portugal. 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 phase IIIb, single arm, open-label, multi-center study to evaluate the safety and tolerability of emicizumab in participants with congenital hemophilia A who have documented inhibitors against Factor VIII (FVIII) at enrollment. Approximately 200 participants, aged 12 or older, will be enrolled in this study and are expected to be enrolled at approximately 85 sites globally. Participants will receive an initial weekly dose of prophylactic emicizumab subcutaneously for 4 weeks, followed by a weekly maintenance dose subcutaneously for the remainder of the 2-year treatment period.
This Phase III, global, multicenter, open-label, randomized, controlled study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of atezolizumab (an anti-programmed death-ligand 1 [anti-PD-L1] antibody) compared with a single agent chemotherapy regimen by investigator choice (vinorelbine or gemcitabine) in treatment-naïve participants with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who are deemed unsuitable for platinum-containing therapy due to poor performance status (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group [ECOG] performance status of 2-3).
Thermotherapy is a technology aiming at destroying tissue, for example tumor tissue. Immunostimulating Interstitial Laser Thermotherapy (imILT) is a specific form of thermotherapy, which, in addition to destroying tumor tissue, has been optimized to cause a tumor specific immunologic response. In laboratory animals the imILT method has also been shown to induce a so called abscopal effect. This means that when one tumor is treated with imILT other, untreated, tumors also decrease in size. The purpose of this trial is to evaluate efficiency when it comes to local tumor destruction of the imILT treatment method performed pecutaneously in patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The purpose is also to investigate the functionality and safety of the method. This trial is an open-label, double-arm study. Twenty patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will be treated in this trial, ten recieving imILT treatment and ten recieving standard chemotherapy. The study is estimated to be carried out during a time period of 21 months.
An open‐label, single centre, nonrandomized clinical study in healthy volunteers, with intervention over a 13--‐week period. After written informed consent, subjects will undergo screening evaluations (Visit 1). One week after visit 1, subjects who meet the selection criteria will enter a run--‐in period of 8 weeks where participants will receive paracetamol 1g tablet and collect a blood sample at monthly intervals (visits 2, 3 and 4). A final visit for safety assessment will take place at week 13 (visit 5). Blood samples will be used to quantify P, PG e PS.
The primary objective of the study is to evaluate safety and tolerability as defined by the frequency of the adverse events (AEs) of flu-like symptoms (FLS) [chills, pyrexia, myalgia, and asthenia], injection site reactions (ISRs), and injection site reaction pain (ISR-P), over 24 weeks of treatment (the active comparator period) with PLEGRIDY 125 μg subcutaneous (SC) every 2 weeks versus current SC IFN-β therapy in participants with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS).
Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a major cause of death or long-term disability in infants born at term in the western world, affecting about 1-4 per 1.000 life births and consequently about 5-20.000 infants per year in Europe. Hypothermic treatment became the only established therapy to improve outcome after perinatal hypoxic-ischemic insults. Despite hypothermia and neonatal intensive care, 45-50% of affected children die or suffer from long-term neurodevelopmental impairment. Additional neuroprotective interventions, beside hypothermia, are warranted to further improve their outcome. Allopurinol is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor and reduces the production of oxygen radicals and brain damage in experimental, animal, and early human studies of ischemia and reperfusion. This project aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of allopurinol administered immediately after birth to near-term infants with HIE in addition to hypothermic treatment.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate itacitinib or placebo in combination with corticosteroids as first-line treatment of participants with Grade II to IV acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD).
In this trial the investigators aim to verify the potential impacts of a multi-level intervention with standing desks on behavior and cognitive function in children
Adequate antifungal therapy is a critical determinant of survival in patients admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with suspected or proven fungal infections. Critical illness can alter the way human body handles antifungal agents, i.e. how the drugs are distributed in the body and removed from the body. Consequently, these changes can increase the risk of inappropriate antifungal exposure that may lead to adverse consequence on patients' outcome. Developing an evidence-based antifungal dosing guideline is of global significance and should be considered a priority to improving clinical outcomes for patients receiving antifungal agents The aim of the SAFE-ICU Study is to develop optimised antibiotic dosing guidelines for ICU patients with life-threatening infections that account for patient characteristics. This will be achieved through completion of the following aims: i) Describe detailed demographic, clinical and plasma antibiotic concentration-time data in a large ICU patient cohort; ii) Perform a robust statistical analysis of the data collected in Aim 1 to develop an enhanced preliminary prediction algorithm for antifungal dosing. This is a multi-national study and will enrol ICU patients who are prescribed an antifungal agent (fluconazole, voriconazole, posaconazole, isavuconazole, caspofungin, anidulafungin, micafungin or amphotericin B). A minimum of 12 patients per drug will be enrolled across at least 15 countries and up to 80 ICUs. Eligible patients are those admitted to the ICU, who are prescribed an antifungal agent (fluconazole, voriconazole, posaconazole, isavuconazole, caspofungin, anidulafungin, micafungin or amphotericin B). Blood samples will be taken to measure drug concentration. Sampling will occur on two occasions, first during study days 1-3 and then a second time between days 4-7, each over an 8-24 hour period. Blood samples will be taken from a vascular access device already inserted for ICU patient care. Abdominal samples from abdominal indwelling drains already inserted peri operatively will also be collected on these two occasions in the subgroup of patients with intra-abdominal infection. Data on infection, various blood tests and patient specific data will be collected using a structured case report form (CRF). Patients will also be followed up 30 days after enrolment into the study to evaluate 30-day mortality. Collected samples will be frozen and stored locally and then shipped in large batches for processing at Burns Trauma and Critical Care Research Centre, The University of Queensland, Australia. Data analysis for development of antifungal dosing algorithms will also be undertaken at The University of Queensland, Australia.
COPD is the fourth cause of death worldwide and it is expected to be the third in 2020. Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) has a positive impact in reducing mortality related to chronic respiratory failure in stable patients with COPD. Moreover, the addition of home NIV to home oxygen therapy reduces hospital admissions and improves patients outcomes. Patients monitoring is crucial. It is increasingly recognized the potential of telemedicine in reducing morbidity and mortality, as well as healthcare utilisation and its associated costs. In particular, home telemonitoring (TM)- a technology measuring patients`clinical parameters and symptoms at home and allowing communication between healthcare professionals and patients over distance- has gained much attention. However, despite a growing body of evidence for TM in the management of COPD and other chronic diseases, the benefit of telemonitoring for Home mechanical ventilation concerning clinical and economic outcomes remains to be clearly demonstrated. The study aims to assess the impact that telemonitoring would have NIV efficacy, patient quality of life and satisfaction, through a prospective randomized study.The primary endpoint is the time for appropriate adaptation and therapy efficacy, defined as average SatO2 to 90% in 24h oximetry.