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NCT ID: NCT03529734 Recruiting - Spine Stiffness Clinical Trials

Changes in Trunk Stability Indicators Following Two Types of Exhausting Physical Activities

Start date: June 1, 2018
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

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.

NCT ID: NCT03526601 Recruiting - Heart Failure Clinical Trials

Screening Of Adult urBan pOpulation To diAgnose Heart Failure

Start date: May 10, 2017
Study type: Observational [Patient Registry]

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.

NCT ID: NCT03519334 Completed - Employment Clinical Trials

PATHWAYS in Europe

Start date: May 2015
Study type: Observational

PATHWAYS is a 3-year project that directly contributes to the 2014 Work Programme by focusing on action 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

NCT ID: NCT03518827 Recruiting - Clinical trials for Musculoskeletal Injury

Body Asymmetries in Athletes and Injury Risk

Start date: May 2018
Study type: Observational

The study will assess the associations between various asymmetries (strength, flexibility, balance, etc.) in different athletes. After the measurements, injury occurrence will be tracked prospectively for 1 year, and retrospective analysis will be performed as well. The main aim of the study is to determine the asymmetries that impose the biggest injury risk for athletes.

NCT ID: NCT03515746 Not yet recruiting - Parkinson Disease Clinical Trials

3D or 2D Upper Extremity Exergaming for Persons With Parkinson's Disease

Start date: May 11, 2018
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

A pilot study with the "10cubes" for small and precise movements and training in the virtual environment will be carried out. We will recruit at least 20 persons with Parkinson's disease to participate in the study. Such activities can increase participation, slow down the progress of the disease and contribute to the functional improvements of the hand that lead to the increased quality of life. The movement of the hand will be assessed with a small 3D camera, also suitable for the estimation of kinematic parameters. Participants will be randomized into 2 groups; one group using an LCD screen and the other using 3D goggles (Oculus Rift CV1) enabling them to carry out the task in virtual environment. Both groups will take 10 training sessions within 2 weeks. Their task will be collecting 10 virtual cubes one-by-one and putting them in the virtual treasure box. Clinical tests (Box and Blocks Test and motor part of the UPDRS) will be carried out in the clinical settings prior and after the training sessions. We hypothesise that the different feedback equipment may provide different results.

NCT ID: NCT03481218 Completed - Quality of Life Clinical Trials

Quality of Life and Personality Traits in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes

Start date: January 30, 2018
Study type: Observational

The aims of this study are to examine the differences in the quality of life among individuals with type 1 diabetes and individuals without chronic diseases, differences in the quality of life among men and women with type 1 diabetes and the differences in the quality of life among individuals with good and poor glycaemic control. The relationship between personality traits and the management of disease in patients with type 1 diabetes will also be examined.

NCT ID: NCT03466957 Recruiting - Cancer Clinical Trials

Individual Approach in Gynecological Cancer Brachytherapy

Start date: May 2016
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

MRI guided adaptive brachytherapy (BT) represents the gold standard in the treatment of gynecological cancers. Commercially available standard MRI compatible applicators for BT of gynecological cancers don't always allow for optimal target volume coverage. Three-dimensional (3D) printed technology enables versatile possibilities of improvement of standard applicators and development of novel applicators with better coverage of the target volume. The purpose of this study is to implement and assess 3D printing technology as an instrument for designing and manufacturing applicators for individualized BT of gynecological cancers.

NCT ID: NCT03456063 Recruiting - Non-Small-Cell Lung Clinical Trials

A Study of Neoadjuvant Atezolizumab Plus Chemotherapy Versus Placebo Plus Chemotherapy in Patients With Resectable Stage II, IIIA, or Select IIIB Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (IMpower030)

Start date: April 30, 2018
Phase: Phase 3
Study type: Interventional

This is a randomized, double-blinded study designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of neoadjuvant treatment with atezolizumab (MPDL3280A) or placebo in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy in patients with resectable Stage II, IIIA, or select IIIB non−small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) followed by open-label adjuvant atezolizumab or best supportive care and monitoring.

NCT ID: NCT03451266 Recruiting - Preeclampsia Severe Clinical Trials

Effects of Vitamin C Administration on Extravascular Lung Water in Patients With Severe Features of Preeclampsia

Start date: April 7, 2018
Phase: Phase 1
Study type: Interventional

The objective of the study is to determine whether administration of vitamin C (1.5g/6 hours) in the first three days post-partum reduces the amount of extravascular lung water assessed by lung ultrasound in patients with severe preeclampsia.

NCT ID: NCT03445000 Not yet recruiting - Clinical trials for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

ALEctinib for the Treatment of Pretreated RET-rearranged Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment of Pretreated RET-rearranged Advanced NSCLC

Start date: June 2018
Phase: Phase 2
Study type: Interventional

A research study to evaluate the activity of alectinib for the Treatment of pretreated patients with advanced NSCLC that have confirmed RETrearrangement.