There are about 1790 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.
Damage in vasculitis, as well as in other chronic inflammatory disorders, accrues over time resulting in impairment of quality of life, development of disability and increased mortality. For these reasons, damage represents an important outcome to be assessed and measured both in trials and clinical practice. Currently, the most widely used assessment tool for damage in vasculitis is the Vasculitis Damage Index (VDI). However, VDI was developed for a no specific type of vasculitis and it appears to be more suitable for damage assessment in ANCA-associated vasculitis than in Behçet' disease (BD). BD is a chronic and multisystem inflammatory disorder classified among vasculitides. As well as in other vasculitides, disease activity and treatment in BD can result in the development and accumulation of irreversible organ damage, such as blindness, tissue loss and a wide range of neurologic disorders. Recently the OMERACT has defined the Core Set domain of Outcome Measures for BD. Despite damage is included in the OMERACT outcome core set for rheumatic disease, a specific assessment tool for BD is currently not available. The aim of this study is to develop and validate the first tool for describing and measuring organ damage in patients with Behçet Disease (Behçet's disease Overall Damage index - BODI).
3R aims to increase the access of patients with chronic respiratory diseases (CRD) to pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in Portugal. The main goals of 3R are: i) design and implement an innovative community-based PR programme; ii) assess the cost-benefit of the community-based PR programme; iii) disseminate and perform knowledge transfer about PR across the country. PR is an evidence-based intervention for the management of CRD and offering PR has been defined as a priority by national/international organizations. However, in Portugal PR is practically inexistent (<1% of "candidate" patients have access). Currently, PR programmes are hospital-based and directed to patients with advanced disease. One of the recommendations to enhance the implementation of PR is the development on novel models of programme delivery. It is hypothesised that community-based programs, direct to patients at all grades of the disease, and involving all stakeholders (health professionals, patients, society, policy makers) may turn PR more accessible. The plan is to implement community-based PR programs in 4 primary care centres of 2 ACES of the centre region of Portugal and assess the impact of such intervention in several domains using surrogate and patient-/family-centered outcomes. A cost-benefit analysis will be performed on acute exacerbations and healthcare utilization. Dissemination will include one conference, activities with the community, courses and an online PR toolkit. Four schools of 2 polytechnics, 2 city councils, the Health Regional Administration-Centre (ARS-Centro) and all respiratory professional and civic national associations are partners.
Observational study of Internal Limiting Membrane peeled in macular Hole surgery and studied by Transmission electronic Microscopy (TEM) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) findings in closed holes.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate guselkumab efficacy versus placebo in participants with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and an inadequate response to Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha (TNF-alpha) therapy by assessing the reduction in signs and symptoms of joint disease.
This is an open-label, multi-centre,study where eligible subjects will undergo treatment with Juvéderm® VOLIFT™ with Lidocaine injected into the lips for lip augmentation.
This is a registry study in children with achondroplasia, age 0-10 years, to be conducted at multiple clinical centers in several countries. Information collected will include in anthropometric characteristics, related symptoms, tests, & treatments Children's information will be collected in the registry for a maximum of 5 years.
Study D9108C00002 (NeoCOAST) is a platform study assessing the effectiveness and safety of neoadjuvant durvalumab alone or in combination with novel agents in subjects with resectable, early-stage (Stage I [>2cm] to IIIA N0-1) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is nowadays the 4th cause of death in the world and it´s expected to become the 3rd cause of death in 2020 and the majority cause of morbidity. Besides that, in Portugal COPD patients become more dependents each day. Acupuncture as a reflex therapy it´s carried out through a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnose that will allowed to identify the acupoints. The investigators are interested in to assess acupuncture efficacy on physical exercise tolerance in COPD patients.An experimental, controlled, randomized, double blind study was done. Patients were recruited according TCM diagnose to optimize potential therapeutic effects.
This is a randomized, active-controlled, open-label study of pembrolizumab (Pembro) given prior to surgery and pembrolizumab in combination with standard of care radiotherapy (with or without cisplatin), as post-surgical therapy in treatment naïve participants with newly diagnosed Stage III/IVA, resectable, locoregionally advanced, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (LA-HNSCC). The primary hypothesis is that pembrolizumab given before surgery and after surgery in combination with radiotherapy (with or without cisplatin) improves major pathological response and event-free survival compared to radiotherapy (with or without cisplatin) alone.
The aim of this clinical trial is to assess the effect of treatment with a monoclonal antibody called atezolizumab in patients diagnosed with a type of lung cancer called malignant pleural mesothelioma. The efficacy (whether the treatment works), safety and tolerability (side effects of treatment) of atezolizumab plus bevacizumab in combination with standard chemotherapy versus bevacizumab in combination with standard chemotherapy will be investigated.