There are about 583 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.
The aim of this study is to evaluate the level of mismatch between students and school furniture and to assess the effects of adjustable furniture on sedentary behavior, physical activity levels, and sitting posture in students. Firstly, we will obtain the anthropometric measures of all students participating in the study. Secondly, we will calculate the mismatch between the student's anthropometric measures and current school furniture. In the next step, the participants will be separated in two groups, the experimental and the control group. The participants in the experimental group will use adjustable school furniture for one week, whereas the control group will use the conventional school furniture. All the participants will wear an accelerometer for five consecutive days. The results obtained will indicate the furniture mismatch prevalence and demonstrate the effects of adjustable furniture on health-related parameters in students.
The purpose of the study is to investigate utility and appropriateness of treatment interventions taking into account the presumed mechanisms of two main varieties of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE). The investigators hypothesize that in patients with UNE under the humeroulnar aponeurosis (HUA) surgical HUA release (simple decompression) is superior to conservative treatment. By contrast, in patients with UNE at the retroepicondylar (RTC) groove surgical HUA release (simple decompression) should not be superior to conservative treatment.
The Active Office study is focusing on interventions with potential to reduce sedentary behavior and increase physical activity in office workers. The participants will be devided in two groups, the experimental and the control group. The participants in the experimental group will use active office (sit-to-stand desk, bike desk, seddle chair and active breaks) for one week, whereas the control group will remain in the conventional sitting-desk office. All the participants will wear ActivePal for 5 consecutive day and complete the measurements (heart rate, blood pressure). The goal of the study is to evaluate the effects of active office on sedentary behavior and physical activity levels in office workers.
To assess the diagnostic accuracy of 18F-Fluorocholine PET/CT for the detection of medullary thyroid cancer in patients with primary and recurrent disease.
Introduction: Diabetes mellitus is characterized by impaired arterial function and high incidence of cardiovascular events. Metformin and most recent antidiabetic groups of drugs, SGLT2 inhibitors, were in previous studies shown to reduce cardiovascular events. Until now, direct effect of empagliflozin on arterial function and its comparison to metformin was not studied yet. Aim: The aim of the present study is to explore and compare potential direct effects of empagliflozin and metformin on arterial functional and structural arterial wall characteristics in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Methods: Patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus are randomized into four groups: 1) empagliflozin (25 mg daily), 2) metformin (2000 mg daily), 3) combination (empagliflozin 25 mg daily and metformin 2000 mg daily) and 4) control (placebo). At inclusion and after 12 weeks treatment, arterial function is assessed: endothelial function (brachial artery flow-mediated dilation (FMD), reactive hyperemia index (RHI)) and arterial stiffness (carotid pulse wave velocity (PWV), carotid-femoral PWV (cfPWV) and common carotid artery stiffness (β-stiffness)).
Systematic reviews evaluating the effectiveness of supervised exercise therapies commonly conclude that, to date, there is no evidence to support the superiority of one form of exercise over another. Randomized controlled trials to date included mostly trunk strengthening exercises (e.g. bird dog, plank) and there is no evidence about supervised, individually graded integral movement therapy program for patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). The research design is a randomized clinical trial with parallel-group design including two intervention groups: integral movement therapy and conventional local movement therapy. Participants in each group will receive 20 supervised sessions in a 10 week period, two times per week, with approximately 1 hour per session. Outcome assessments will occur at baseline and immediately post-intervention, follow up will take place at 6 months and 12 months after finishing the intervention. Pre specified analyses will evaluate the main effects of the treatment. This trial will use a novel, previously unexplored integral approach to CLBP through exercises. In contrast to commonly used exercise programs, the integral program does not include specific local strength exercises for hip and trunk flexors and extensors. However, learning dynamic trunk muscle control in various body positions with added limb movements could be beneficial because of the parallels to everyday work. The study will contribute to clinical practice by providing evidence to guide professionals when deciding for the proper and efficient treatment of patients with CLBP.
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of liraglutide and testosterone replacement therapy on features of hypogonadism and weight loss in obese men with persistent features of hypogonadism after unsuccessful lifestyle measures.
Abnormalities in lipid metabolism are present in 50-80% of patients with a kidney transplant and together with concurrent comorbidities and other associated cardiovascular risk factors put kidney transplant recipients at a high-risk for cardiovascular disease. First line lipid-lowering therapy in this population is pharmacological with 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors (statins), however there is a paucity of data on the efficacy of therapeutic lifestyle modification for cardiovascular risk management in kidney transplant recipients. The aim of the present study is to assess efficacy, safety and feasibility of a nutritional intervention for lowering cardiovascular risk factors in kidney transplant recipients. Investigators will conduct a randomized controlled trial on the effects of a low-fat, unrefined, plant-based diet compared to the currently recommended diet according to nutrition guidelines and based on the Mediterranean diet pattern to lower the primary end-point LDL-cholesterol and other secondary end-points validated as risk factors for cardiovascular events. Length of the intervention will be 6 weeks, with a late follow-up after additional 3 months. Stabile kidney transplant recipients with LDL-cholesterol >2.6 mmol/l and/or receiving lipid lowering treatment will be randomized in a 1:1 ratio to either interventional low-fat, unrefined, plant-based diet or to a control diet based on the Mediterranean dietary pattern. Both diets will be prescribed in the form of a weekly menu, both will be allowed to be eaten ad libitum (without prespecified calorie restriction) and in both groups study participants will be supported by tutor classes and counseling to maximise their adherence to prescribed dietary pattern.
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.