There are about 1550 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.
The primary objective of this study is to assess the efficacy of vilaprisan in subjects with uterine fibroids compared to ulipristal The secondary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of different treatment regimens of vilaprisan in subjects with uterine fibroids
To test the feasibility and diagnostic accuracy of a new automated pressure derived resting index (Pd/Pamin), using FFR as gold standard, in de novo coronary lesions in which invasive physiological evaluation is warranted.
The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and performance of the Trialign System for the treatment of symptomatic chronic functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) in patients with a minimum of moderate tricuspid regurgitation. The procedure will be performed with the PTVAS device using a non-surgical percutaneous approach to tricuspid valve repair in patients who have FTR with a minimum of moderate tricuspid regurgitation.
Multicenter, single-arm, open-label clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy, the safety and the tolerability of 50 mg dolutegravir once daily (q.d.) given in combination with 2 NRTIs backbone in HIV-2 positive, treatment-naïve subjects.
Arterial hypertension (AHT) is responsible for important morbidity and mortality. The cardiac repercussion of AHT is usually assessed by electrocardiography and echocardiography, time-consuming, technically demanding examinations that require experienced operators, which limits their use for screening diastolic dysfunction. Alternative tools for the screening of diastolic function in hypertensive patients are needed. Impedance cardiography (IC) is presently used in the study of AHT and in the optimization of antihypertensive therapy. It seems an attractive and economical option to change the clinical approach for screening; however, its validation in well-defined populations is required to sustain its use in clinical practice. The IMPEDDANS study aims to validate IC for screening left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in outclinic patients with AHT, using functional echocardiography as the clinical standard. Descriptive and analytical study with analysis of the agreement between the diagnosis of diastolic dysfunction and its degree, as well as the parameters obtained by impedance cardiography and echocardiography in patients with AHT.
In patients with cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), bacterial fragments leak from the gut into the blood and cause harm. This study looks into a new way to lower the leakage of bacterial fragments into the blood. Yaq-001 is a new type of carbon that in previous laboratory studies has been shown to have the ability to bind these bacterial fragments and so confine them to the gut. The purpose of this clinical trial is to test the product Yaq-001 for the first time in patients with cirrhosis. This trial will assess if the treatment with Yaq-001 is safe, is well tolerated, and if it helps improve the overall health status of the cirrhotic patients. Candidate patients must be at least 18 years old and have a clinical diagnosis of cirrhosis for any cause. Only postmenopausal women or with surgical sterilisation are eligible. Additional inclusion and exclusion criteria of medical nature will be determined with the investigator at the screening visit, by means of standard care routines plus an additional test to assess the bowel transit time. Eligible patients will be randomly grouped to receive standard care treatment plus Yaq-001, or standard treatment plus placebo (non-active treatment). The use of placebo is necessary to better understand how safe and tolerable Yaq-001 really is. The treatment lasts for 12 weeks. During treatment, the patient will be visited by a study doctor 5 times. At all the visits the patients will undergo a routine physical examination, electrocardiogram, collection of blood and urine samples. On three occasions the patients will be asked to provide additional samples of blood, urine and stool for analysis outside the hospital. 56 patients from 9 hospitals in UK, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland will participate in this study.
Sonographic fetal weight estimation at the last weeks of third trimester in low-risk pregnancies is an effective method for diagnosis of fetal growth restriction (FGR) permitting close surveillance and timely delivery. The need for a systematic ultrasound evaluation at the last weeks of a low-risk pregnancy and the best time to perform it remains controversial. The most commonly used clinical screening tool in this population is the serial measurement of symphysis-fundus distance, which is a method of a variable and low sensitivity for detection of FGR. In Portugal, in accordance with guidelines of Direcção Geral de Saúde from 2015, fetal growth restriction screening in low risk pregnancies is performed with an ultrasound for fetal weight estimation at 30th-33rd weeks. Nonetheless, recent data from randomized trials showed that FGR detection rate was superior at 36 vs 32 weeks' gestation. In cases of severe FGR, detection rate was also superior at 36 vs 32 weeks' gestation. In a prior retrospective study, our group analyzed 1429 term low risk pregnancies and the investigators concluded that small for gestational age term babies (birthweight < 10th centile) had a statistically significant higher rate of operative deliveries for intrapartum fetal distress than appropriate for gestational age as well as a higher rate of admission to neonatal intensive care unit. Moreover the investigators compared the same outcomes within small for gestational age neonates with antepartum detection at 30th-33rd weeks ultrasound vs undetected (normal 30th-33rd weeks ultrasound). Antepartum detection of small for gestational age neonates showed a statistically significant lower rate of operative deliveries for intrapartum fetal distress than undetected small for gestational age neonates. The investigators will conduct a prospective randomized clinical trial with the aim to evaluate if a 35th-37th weeks after the standard of care ultrasound in low risk pregnancies is effective in improving the detection rate of FGR and in reducing cesarean deliveries for intrapartum fetal distress and admission to neonatal intensive care unit.
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.