There are about 596 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.
PRECIOUS Study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of therapy with fixed-dose combination (FDC) of perindopril/amlodipine (Amlessa®) and FDC of perindopril/indapamide/amlodipine (Co-Amlessa®) on blood pressure reduction in both previously untreated patients and patients with previous antihypertensive therapy. Adult patients with AH who are treatment-naïve with systolic blood pressure (SBP) from 150 mmHg or higher AND/OR diastolic blood pressure (DBP) from 95 mmHg or higher (SBP ≥ 150 mm AND/OR DBP ≥ 90 mmHg for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus ) and uncontrolled patients on mono, dual or triple antihypertensive therapy with systolic blood pressure (SBP) from 140 mmHg or higher AND/OR diastolic blood pressure (DBP) from 90 mmHg or higher (SBP ≥ 140 AND/OR DBP ≥ 85 mmHg for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus) will be invited to participate in this study. During 16-week trial, seven study visits are planned. At first study visit physical examination, medical history, BP measurement, electrocardiogram (ECG), laboratory analysis and of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurement (ABPM) will be performed. Based on their previous antihypertensive therapy, patients will receive to treatment with either Amlessa® or Co-Amlessa® for the duration of 16 weeks and blood pressure measurements, laboratory investigations and patient interviews will be performed at study follow-up visits to assess the treatment efficacy (proportion of patients reaching normal office blood pressure after 16 weeks of treatment) and safety.
The primary aim of this research proposal is to examine whether this novel training program approach is capable to tackle excessive loss in muscle mass, function and contractile capacity with aging. Previous investigations have universally shown a dramatic loss in type II muscle fibers, while certain countermeasures in their follow-up studies were generally ineffective and limited to attenuate this phenomenon. Probably, they failed to meet recruitment threshold of larger motor units and subsequently innervate type II muscle fibers. Furthermore, previous investigations also failed to provide any data on specific blood markers that may provide additional insight into muscle fiber loss with aging. Muscle fibers type II play a crucial role in the human ability to produce as much as force as possible over a limited time-frame (e.g. 100-200 ms) to counteract unexpected perturbations during stair climbing for example and thus avoiding falls. Therefore, this data collection would be noteworthy in particular, especially for this population due to health-related outcomes and healthy aging process. Since age-related decline is accelerated already after short bouts of physical inactivity, with small recovery potential, any attempt to counteract age-related and disuse-related decline have high clinical significance. Based on the findings, data collected may aid in development of safety guidelines and protocols aimed at reducing health risks in this specific population. Importantly, in case the aforementioned hypotheses are confirmed, present findings may offer important information to the healthcare system, especially for reducing economic burden.
This study will compare the effect of semaglutide once weekly to insulin aspart 3 times daily as add on to metformin and insulin glargine in people with type 2 diabetes. Participants will either get insulin glargine and semaglutide or insulin glargine and insulin aspart - which treatment the participant get is decided by chance. Insulin glargine is taken once a day and semaglutide once a week. Insulin aspart is taken three times per day before a meal. All three medicines come in pre-filled pens for injection under the skin. The study will last for about 71 weeks. If participant's blood sugar gets under or over certain values participant will only participate in 14 weeks. The study doctor will inform the participant about this. The participant will have 15 clinic visits and 22 phone calls with the study doctor.
The knee osteoarthritis becoming a leading cause of disability among older adults' population. When conventional treatments fail, a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is suggested. Although TKA treatment significantly reduces pain and improve mobility of patients, there is still high prevalence of patients whose neuromuscular function is impaired up to three years following TKA, which can be directly prescribed to poor or/and inadequate rehabilitation practice. Thus, motor imagery (MI) is proposed as additional rehabilitation tool to convention physical therapy to reduce decline of neuromuscular function in early days post-surgery. Recent studies showed that MI could facilitate learning and acquisition of motor skills, as well as maintain and retain previously acquired motor skills, which may be beneficial for those who undergo TKA. It represents an incentive in the process of motor learning and the transfer of the mental scheme of the motion pattern into the process of movement execution. Measuring neuromuscular function pre- and post-TKA could be unique opportunity to provide empirical evidence about its additional therapeutic effects. Outcomes of proposed research project could serve to improve existing intervention programs applied in rehabilitation protocols following TKA surgery as well as other orthopedic interventions. This would also contribute to the successful return of individuals after an injury to their everyday working routine. We hypothesized that MI practice group will experience better both subjective and objective measures of functional performance compared to control group that will be subjected to routine physical therapy only.
Evidence that supports using certain concentration of trisodium citrate as a locking solution for hemodialysis catheters has not yet been established. Higher concentrations of trisodium citrate are more effective in preventing thrombosis, formation of blood clots, preventing infections and biofilm formation, but due to potential side effects, their use is limited. The aim of the study is to compare the impact of two different concentrations of tri-sodium citrate solution (30% and 4%) on the formation of biofilms in hemodialysis single-volume jugular hemodialysis catheters and to determine the effectiveness of prevention of dysfunction of hemodialysis catheters.
Open-label observational study which includes COPD patients that are receiving treatment with Spiolto® Respimat® for approximately 6 weeks, which is the average time between two medical consultations.
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.