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NCT ID: NCT03316248 Completed - Amputation Clinical Trials

The Effect of Visual Feedback on Function, Stability and Quality of Life in Transtibial Amputation

Start date: January 25, 2017
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

This study was conducted to examine the effect of visual feedback on function, stability and quality of life in transtibial amputees. A total of 24 subjects who had unilateral transtibial amputations, used prosthesis with total surface bearing socket (TSB) for at least 1 year and volunteered to participate in the study were included. Before and after Treatment subjects were evaluated with "LASAR Posture" for prosthetic weight bearing (PWB), "Berg Balance Scale (BBS)" and "Timed Up& Go Test (TUG)" for balance and functional mobility, "2-Minute-Walk-Test (2MWT)" for physical performance, "Satisfaction with the Prosthesis Questionnaire (SATPRO)" for prosthetic pleasure and "Nottingham Health Profile (NHP)" for health- related quality of life. Participants were randomly divided into two equal groups as study and control groups. After the evaluations the same exercises; PWB exercises, balance exercises, anteroposterior and lateral weight shifting, obstacle course, walking on different grounds were applied to the the study group with visual feedback methods and control group.

NCT ID: NCT03314727 Recruiting - Hypertension Clinical Trials

Effects of Salt on Serum Osmolarity and Hemodynamics Parameters

Start date: September 1, 2017
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

Diets containing excessive salt (>12 g/day) have negative effects on kidney and cardiovascular system. Considering this known fact, the investigators aimed to study if the amount of the water taken with excessive salt had any part on these negative effects by testing the blood pressure, serum osmolality, endothelial functions, cardiac function, inflammatory parameters and sympathetic nervous system. Excessive dietary salt raises the serum osmolality, which triggers the protection mechanisms of the body. The first mechanism is the secretion of vasopressin from posterior pituitary and the second one is the polyol mediated aldose reductase enzyme activation in renal tubules. In the beginning, water and a little amount of salt is reabsorbed from the kidneys for keeping the serum osmolality in normal ranges by the elevation of vasopressin. Besides the high levels of vasopressin for long durations may have a role in both developments of hypertension and the progression/development of chronic kidney disease. Polyol mediated aldose reductase enzyme turns glucose into sorbitol, which is turned to fructose by sorbitol dehydrogenase activity. Fructose is degraded by fructokinase activity into toxic substances. With this pathway, the acute energy need is satisfied, yet uric acid, local oxidative stress, and inflammatory mediators rise while nitric oxide levels decreasing. These facts are independent risk factors for both kidney disease progression and hypertension. In addition, excessive salt intake may elevate the transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGF-B1) levels, which activates the sympathetic system, inflammation, and endothelial dysfunction. According to these data, the investigators speculate that if they increase the amount of water intake while eating the high salt diet they may decrease the toxic effect of salt with less increase in serum osmolarity. To test this hypothesis, by regulating the salt and water amount in healthy people's diets, the investigators aimed to evaluate the following these parameters; biochemical parameters that could affect the blood and urine osmolality, blood pressure, vascular endothelial functions with the non-invasive flow-mediated dilatation technique and arterial stiffness, systolic and diastolic functions of the heart by transthoracic echocardiography. In addition, it was planned to evaluate the hormonal effects of arginine vasopressin, a long peptide with 39 amino acids, which is longer and easier to measure than vasopressin levels in serum by measuring the pituitary hormone-derived copeptin. Although, decreasing the salt intake is the first step of the treatment in hypertension, and kidney diseases, the compliance rate to less sodium intake is very low (<20%). The investigators aim is to evaluate the effects of water, which is taken acutely with the excessive salt intake on cardiovascular system and kidney. The findings of the study will important for public health. If the investigators prove their hypothesis, they may recommend increasing high water intake before feeling thirst of which may contribute to decreasing the prevalence of hypertension and kidney disease.

NCT ID: NCT03314285 Enrolling by invitation - Neck Pain Clinical Trials

Evaluation of Sleep Quality in Patients With Chronic Neck Pain

Start date: October 12, 2017
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

This study aimed to investigate the effect of chronic neck pain on sleep quality and to determine the factors that may be related to sleep disturbance.

NCT ID: NCT03313609 Recruiting - Burnout Syndrome Clinical Trials

Investigating Burnout in Intensive Care in Middle Incoming Turkey

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Start date: October 10, 2017
Phase: N/A
Study type: Observational

Turkey is a developing country and its intensive care infrastructure is worse than developed countries. The staff is very busy at work. Intensive care has become a new science. We wanted to investigate burnout syndrome among physicians and other health care workers who are starting to work at a new intensive care medicine. Intensive care specialists in Turkey do not work in intensive care centers where they want. This may have a negative effect on physicians.

NCT ID: NCT03312062 Not yet recruiting - Clinical trials for Proprioceptive Disorders

Influence of Foam Rolling on Elbow Proprioception, Strength, and Functional Motor Performance

Start date: October 23, 2017
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

The purpose of this study is to investigate the long-term effects of foam rolling on elbow proprioception, strength and functional motor performance with healthy participants . Study group will receive foam rolling exercise. Control group will receive no foam rolling exercise. Control group will be evaluated for the first time and will be taken informations about proprioceptions and foam rolling with a brochure. Afterwards, second and control evaluation will be performed

NCT ID: NCT03309267 Recruiting - Pain, Postoperative Clinical Trials

Serratus Anterior Plane Block Versus Intercostal Block

Start date: October 6, 2017
Phase: N/A
Study type: Observational

Pain after thoracotomy is the most severe pain experienced by the patient. Good pain control after the operation provides comfortable respiration and reduces the development of chronic pain and complications. we aimed to compare SAPB with IBregarding postoperative visual analog scale (VAS) scores and analgesic consumption in patients undergoing thoracotomy operation.

NCT ID: NCT03308656 Recruiting - Clinical trials for Labor Induction, Third Trimester

Uterocervical Angle in Induction of Labor

Start date: February 1, 2017
Phase: N/A
Study type: Observational

To evaluate the performance of uterocervical angle (UCA) in the prediction of labor induction.

NCT ID: NCT03308643 Recruiting - Myomectomy Clinical Trials

Effect of Oxytocin Infusion on Blood Loss During Abdominal Myomectomy

Start date: October 1, 2017
Phase: Phase 4
Study type: Interventional

To evaluate the effects of oxytocin infusion during abdominal myomectomy.

NCT ID: NCT03306394 Recruiting - Clinical trials for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

An Early Access Study of Trifluridine / Tipiracil (S 95005/TAS-102) in Patients With a Pretreated Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Start date: October 18, 2016
Phase: Phase 3
Study type: Interventional

The purpose of this study is to collect additional safety and efficacy data during treatment with trifluridine / tipiracil in patients with a pretreated metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Eligible patients may receive an early access to trifluridine / tipiracil through this clinical study until progression of disease, unacceptable toxicity, investigator decision, patient refusal or until market authorization or reimbursement has been granted by the relevant Authority of the country where that patient is treated or until trifluridine / tipiracil is available by a doctor's prescription or can be accessed from another source or Sponsor decision.

NCT ID: NCT03306212 Recruiting - Cerebral Palsy Clinical Trials

Efficacy of Intermittent Serial Casting on Spastic Wrist Flexion Deformity

Start date: November 1, 2014
Phase: Phase 3
Study type: Interventional

Spastic wrist flexion deformity is a very common problem in children with CP. Although serial casting (SC) is one of the commonly used interventions in addition to botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) injections and physical therapy for spastic deformities of lower extremity of children with CP, there is limited data on SC in the upper extremity. In this prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial in order to overcome the issues with patient compliance, side effects and combined treatment options an intermittent SC model was developed. The objective of this study was to show the effects of intermittent SC when combined with occupational therapy (OT) and BoNT-A injections on spasticity, and passive range of motion (pROM) of children with CP having spastic wrist flexion deformity.