There are about 572 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Slovenia. 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.
As indoor athletes, competitive gymnasts and swimmers can face the problem of a potential vitamin D deficiency. In the last decades, indoor sports participants have been faced with the problem of an institutionalized lifestyle and, in some places, a lower exposure to sun, which is also associated with the geographical area with a lower or higher UV index, especially in autumn, winter, and early spring (from October to April), when the day is shorter and the clock shifts to winter time. The problem with gymnasts and swimmers lies in daily trainings in the gym and pool and in the daily rest between two trainings, which can be spend more or less institutionally. The investigators wanted to examine the vitamin D status related to bone mineral density, body composition and various cardiovascular markers among young competitive gymnasts and swimmers after winter time. The investigators want to potentially give more solid but sensible recommendations for trainers, athletes, parents and sports doctors when it comes to vitamin D supplementations for indoor female athletes.
The study evaluates the effect of anaesthetic agents to depth of anaesthesia. An improved PK-PD model wil be developed that will provide the basis for understanding the mechanisms, simulating various scenarios and developing algorithms for better and safer administration of anaesthetic agents.
The objective of PB-102-F60 is to evaluate the long-term safety, tolerability, and efficacy parameters of 1 mg/kg pegunigalsidase alfa administered intravenously every other week in adult Fabry patients who have successfully completed studies PB-102-F20 or PB-102-F30.
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.
To access the relationship between metabolic control of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes and cardiometabolic risk through noninvasive imaging modalities to assess the early vasculature changes.
The aim of the study is to determine prognostic value of plasma mitochondrial DNA and cytochrome C after cardiac arrest. The study will be conducted in three parts: 1. Determine plasma concentrations of mitochondrial DNA and cytochrome C in healthy population. 2. Determine release profile of mitochondrial DNA and cytochrome C to plasma after cardiac arrest. 3. Determine plasma prognostic value of mitochondrial DNA and cytochrome C after cardiac arrest and compare it with established prognostic methods.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when the brain is physically damaged, for example after a car crash. It is common and survivors often have major on-going problems. It is very difficult to predict how patients will do after TBI. One reason for this is that clinicians and researchers are unable to measure all the effects of TBI. An important factor is that the connections between nerve cells are damaged by the impact on the brain of an injury (axonal injury). This damage has been difficult to measure in the past, but new ways to scan the brain and more sensitive ways of picking up the effects of this injury in the blood could change this. In other parts of medicine tests of this type have had a dramatic effect on how clinicians treat patients. For example, the products of heart muscle damage that have leaked into the blood can be used identify a heart attack and guide treatment. Clinicians need similar tests to be available in TBI. This should be possible as the products of axonal injury also leak into the blood and researchers have a sensitive way to pick this up. An accurate test for axonal injury would guide treatment choices and allow clinicians to predict how patients will recover. The investigators have brought together an international team who have been working on different aspects of this problem for many years. Together the investigators will conduct a large study to identify the best measures of axonal injury. The investigators will carefully test whether these measures help predict outcomes and will study where the blood markers come from using a safe method to measure the effects of axonal injury directly from the brain. The work links into some large projects that have already started and will use a standard way to assess patients after their injury. This is important because it will allow researchers to share results across studies. The investigators hope the work will allow us to identify a blood marker for TBI that could be widely used to quickly identify the presence of axonal injury. The investigators will also show what brain imaging measure is best at picking up axonal injury and how best to combine the measures to best predict how patients recover. This will allow doctors to diagnose problems after TBI more accurately, choose the right treatments and give patients and their families accurate advice about what will happen after discharge from hospital.
In this research project, effects of two sports specific types of fatiguing protocols on trunk muscles and specific trunk stability indicators will be studied. In general, sports activities involving gross motor activities activate higher percentage of muscle mass. In addition, such activities usually demand increased ventilation and more demanding inter-muscular activation. Such an example is running, with medium intensity until exhaustion or with the goal to cover the longest distance possible in a given time. On the contrary, sports practice often incorporates local strengthening exercises into a workout, especially for the trunk muscles. These, if performed correctly, cause localized muscle fatigue and can affect their function. Understanding the effects of these activities is of importance for coaches as well as for health care providers, as other types of training usually follow such activities that can more easily lead to trunk or spinal overload. We expect that localized muscle strengthening protocol until exhaustion will have more detrimental effects on trunk stability indicators as fatiguing with exhaustive running. In these study 100 subjects will be studied, divided into two groups. First group will perform an exhaustive running protocol and the second group a localized trunk muscle strengthening protocol until exhaustion. The effect of intervention will be studied by observing the changes in trunk muscle reflex responses following sudden arm loading and changes in anticipated trunk muscle activation during a quick arm raising task. Activation latencies and electromyographic (EMG) amplitude, and center of foot pressure excursion will be used to quantify trunk stability. In addition, center of pressure movement during a sitting balance task will be studied as to gather information of local trunk stabilization functions. Finally, changes in joint position sense will be assessed in order to account for the possible changes in kinesthesia.
Screening Of adult urBan pOpulation To diAgnose Heart Failure (SOBOTA-HF) is a cross-sectional prevalence study in a representative sample of Murska Sobota residents aged 55 years or more. Individuals will be invited to participate in a screening with NT-proBNP. All subjects with NT-proBNP ≥ 125 pg/mL will be invited for a diagnostic visit that will include history and physical examination, electrocardiogram, echocardiography, ankle brachial index, pulmonary function tests, body composition measurement, physical performance tests and questionnaires. To validate the screening procedure, a control group (NT-proBNP < 125 pg/mL) will undergo same diagnostic evaluation. An external center will validate echodardiography exams and the HF diagnosis will be adjudicated within an independent HF expert panel. Overall and age specific HF prevalence will be calculated in individuals ≥ 55 years and extrapolated to the whole population.
PATHWAYS is a 3-year project that directly contributes to the 2014 Work Programme by focusing on action 184.108.40.206 regarding the development of innovative approaches to promote the professional integration and reintegration of people with chronic diseases and improve their employability. The main aim of PATHWAYS is to provide evidence-based recommendations for the effective professional integration of people with chronic health conditions in Europe