There are about 38 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in El Salvador. 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 purpose of this academic-industrial partnership will compare the CryoPen® and thermoablator to traditional CO2-based cryotherapy for the treatment of cervical precancer in low and middle income countries (LMICs) and investigate whether the cure rates of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2 and more severe diagnoses (CIN2+) with these devices are non-inferior compared to that of conventional cryotherapy. The results of this study will affect other research areas by serving as a springboard to exploring treatment alternatives that are amenable to low-resource settings and thus will reach the most vulnerable populations.
The purpose of this study is to test two innovative devices, the CryoPen® and thermocoagulator, against gas-based cryotherapy to determine whether the novel devices produce equivalent or improved destruction of cervical tissue compared to gas-based cryotherapy. Tissue destruction with single freeze versus double freeze treatments with the CryoPen and gas-based cryotherapy will also be compared.
Scabies is an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite (Sarcoptes scabiei). Diagnosis of scabies is made based on clinical symptoms, such as nocturnal itching, and appearance and distribution of the rash. Definitive diagnosis includes the microscopic identification of the mite, mite eggs, or mite fecal matter in the skin. Topical permethrin is considered the drug of choice for the treatment of scabies. It is a synthetic pyrethroid that is safe for use in adults and children 2 months and older. This study will evaluate the therapeutic equivalence of a generic permethrin cream 5% to Elimite® in the Treatment of Scabies.
Adequate nutrition during the first years of life is essential to reach full body and brain development potential. Children under the age of 5 in Central America and El Salvador suffer from micronutrient deficiencies. In El Salvador, ~ 20% of children under the age of 5 suffer from chronic undernutrition which is reflected in low length-for-their age Z-scores and anemia. This trial will examine the impact on health and growth in young children that will receive either a 21 micronutrient fortified cereal/legume mix manufactured in Guatemala or the current standard of nutritional care. The ultimate goal is to identify other feasible and effective alternatives to prevent micronutrient deficiencies through culturally acceptable vehicles.
This evaluation seeks to assess the impact of a training program on childcare center environments and child/caregiver wellbeing in El Salvador. Through a longitudinal, randomized control trial, over 200 childcare centers participating in the program will be assigned to various treatment arms receiving different components of the program. A community comparison cohort will also be enrolled.
Retrospective, observational study to determine the prevalence of complications in Central American diabetic patients.
There is no evidence that patients receiving magnesium sulfate before birth are required to maintain the drug for 24 hours. Therefore the investigators will have a randomized clinical study in patients with severe preeclampsia who have been treated with impregnation of magnesium sulphate and at least eight hours have received the drug before birth. If the patient agrees and signs the consent is randomized to: 1-receive sulfate for 24 hours postpartum as usual or, 2- not receiving the postpartum magnesium sulfate or other anticonvulsant drugs. This study can be conducted in 12 maternity latin america.
This is a two-arm, randomized, double-blind, multicenter, pre-operative study to evaluate the effect of combining letrozole and GDC-0032 (also known as taselisib) versus letrozole and placebo in postmenopausal women with estrogen receptor-positive (ER+)/human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) untreated, Stage I-III operable breast cancer. Participants will be randomized into one of the two treatment arms with a 1:1 randomization ratio. Letrozole at 2.5 milligrams (mg) will be dosed once daily plus either Taselisib at 4 mg (two 2-mg tablets) or placebo on a 5 days-on/ 2 days-off schedule for a total of 16 weeks.
The purpose of this study is to compare the safety, pharmacokinetics, and efficacy of oral SCY-078 vs. standard-of-care following initial intravenous echinocandin therapy in the treatment of invasive candidiasis.
The main objective of this study is to compare a Dual Antithrombotic Therapy (DAT) regimen of 110mg dabigatran etexilate b.i.d. plus clopidogrel or ticagrelor (110mg DE DAT) and 150mg dabigatran etexilate b.i.d. plus clopidogrel or ticagrelor (150mg DE-DAT) with a Triple Antithrombotic Therapy (TAT) combination of warfarin plus clopidogrel or ticagrelor plus ASA <= 100mg once daily (warfarin-TAT) in patients with Atrial Fibrillation that undergo a PCI with stenting (elective or due to an Acute Coronary Syndrome). The study aims to show non-inferiority of each dose of DE-DAT when compared to Warfarin-TAT in terms of safety. Safety will be determined by comparing the rates of bleeding events, assessed using the modified International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis classification of Major Bleeding and Clinically Relevant Non Major Bleeding Events.