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NCT ID: NCT03179059 Not yet recruiting - Pregnancy Tests Clinical Trials

Resolution of Uncertainty Through Testing

Start date: June 2017
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

Given the high rate of delayed adoption of antenatal care (ANC), and high rates of unintended pregnancy and unsafe abortion in Uganda, research on the period of time before confirmation of pregnancy is critical to understand underlying beliefs that guide behaviors ultimately important for maternal and neonatal health (UDHS, 2011; Hussain, 2013). Home pregnancy tests - which now cost less than 10 cents each - have the potential to facilitate FP uptake and significantly improve reproductive, maternal and child health outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa, including Uganda. These tests are easy to administer, disposable, inexpensive, and have a low false positive rate. Yet, for women living in rural areas in sub-Saharan countries, these tests are typically unavailable outside of health centers or they are prohibitively expensive. This study will investigate women's underlying beliefs about pregnancy status and examine how providing access to home-based pregnancy tests - thus facilitating earlier resolution of uncertainty of pregnancy status - influences such beliefs and decisions to take up family planning (FP) or seek appropriate pregnancy services. The results will inform the design of a larger study in the future.

NCT ID: NCT03174236 Not yet recruiting - Clinical trials for Antibiotic Resistance

First Line Antimicrobials in Children With Complicated Severe Acute Malnutrition

Start date: June 5, 2017
Phase: Phase 3
Study type: Interventional

Children with severe malnutrition who are admitted sick to hospitals have a high mortality(death rate), usually because of infection. All children with severe malnutrition admitted to hospitals are treated with antibiotics(medication used to kill bacteria). However, the current antibiotics used in hospitals may not be the most effective. It is possible that the antibiotics that are currently used after initial antibiotics should be used first. No studies have been carried out to determine if the current antibiotics used for treating malnourished children who are sick and admitted in hospital are the most appropriate. The aim of this study is to find out if a changed antibiotic system for children with malnutrition is safe, reduces the risk of death and improves nutritional recovery.

NCT ID: NCT03163524 Recruiting - Health Behavior Clinical Trials

Behavioural Insights to Improve Take up of SRH Services (Uganda)

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

This is a randomised controlled trial to test the impact of a modified e-coupon service, delivered through SMS, on uptake of sexual and reproductive health services among women calling a free hotline in Uganda.

NCT ID: NCT03137875 Completed - Tuberculosis Clinical Trials

Evaluation of PCR Using DNA Extract From Slides and Filter Paper for the Detection of Tuberculosis and MDR-tuberculosis

Start date: March 2011
Phase: N/A
Study type: Observational

Specimen transport from peripheral health structures to the National TB reference laboratory for MDR-TB identification presents a big challenge in term of sample management, safety, contamination and delays. Thus a system that allows specimen to be collected and shipped in a safely manner while reducing the possibilities of contamination, the cost of shipment and especially the time for detection of MDR-TB by using molecular methods would be very useful. Whereas the some studies show promising results for the development and standardization of simple specimen collection and transportation methods for molecular DST, more data is needed before these can be used in routine. The study described here aims at identifying a suitable method, in terms of adapted sample support (s) (slide, filter paper (FTA, Genocard ...)) and DNA extraction method. If one or several methods are found to give satisfying results, then a larger patient based evaluation of this (these) method(s) for molecular DST will be performed in a second phase. The protocol for the second phase will be prepared separately.

NCT ID: NCT03133572 Not yet recruiting - Asphyxia Neonatorum Clinical Trials

Neonatal Resuscitation With Supraglottic Airway Trial

Start date: August 2017
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

Mortality rates from birth asphyxia in low-income countries remain very high. Face mask ventilation (FMV) is the most common method of resuscitating neonates in such settings. It is mostly performed by midwives but may not always be satisfactory. The i-gel® is a cuffless supraglottic airway which is easy to insert and provides an efficient seal that prevents air leakage with the potential to enhance the performance of neonatal resuscitation. Midwives can be trained in a short time to use this method. A pilot study in Uganda has demonstrated that midwives can safely perform resuscitation of newborn with the i-gel. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the use of a cuffless supraglottic airway compared to face-mask ventilation during neonatal resuscitation can reduce mortality at 7 days, morbidity in neonatal encephalopathy (NE) in asphyxiated neonates. STUDY DESIGN, SETTING AND POPULATION A multi-centre randomized clinical trial will be conducted at Central Hospital, Beira, Mozambique and at Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda, among asphyxiated neonates in the delivery units. Prior to the intervention, all staff in the labour ward performing resuscitation will receive training according to the HBB curriculum with a special module for training on supraglottic airway insertion. Resuscitation will be performed according to international guidelines. UTILITY OF THE STUDY It is crucial to explore alternative, cost-effective modalities that not only would reduce mortality, but also the burden of neurological damage in survivors.

NCT ID: NCT03129646 Not yet recruiting - Clinical trials for Visceral Leishmaniasis

Miltefosine/Paromomycin Phase III Trial for Treatment of Primary Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) Patients in Eastern Africa

Start date: August 1, 2017
Phase: Phase 3
Study type: Interventional

This is an open label, Phase III, randomized, controlled, parallel arm multicentre non-inferiority clinical trial to compare the efficacy and safety of two combination regimens of Miltefosine and Paromomycin with the standard SSG-PM for the treatment of primary adult and children VL patients in Eastern Africa.

NCT ID: NCT03128515 Not yet recruiting - Malaria Clinical Trials

Optimizing Hydroxyurea Therapy in Children With SCA In Malaria Endemic Areas

Start date: May 2017
Phase: Phase 3
Study type: Interventional

The Novel use Of Hydroxyurea in an African Region with Malaria (NOHARM) study is the first placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial of hydroxyurea treatment in a malaria endemic region. NOHARM has now achieved full enrollment; all children have completed the blinded portion of the protocol and are in the open-label study treatment portion. This extension study of maximum tolerated dose (MTD), addresses the next critical set of questions about the optimal dosing and monitoring of hydroxyurea treatment for children with SCA in low-resource settings. By providing guidance about optimal hydroxyurea treatment, the NOHARM MTD Study will directly inform policies that can transform the health of African children living with SCA.

NCT ID: NCT03112018 Recruiting - PreTerm Birth Clinical Trials

Strengthening Facility-based Intrapartum/Immediate Newborn Care to Reduce Mortality of Preterm Infants in Migori County, Kenya and Busoga Region, Uganda

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

The purpose of this study is to determine whether a combination of evidence-based strategies can improve intrapartum and newborn care in facilities to reduce mortality among preterm infants. This will be a cluster randomized implementation science study across 23 facilities in Eastern Uganda and Western Kenya. Selected interventions will be supported in facilities to measure impact during the study period. These interventions are: a) data strengthening and data use activities; b) implementation of a modified WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist with an emphasis on preterm labor and preterm babies; c) simulation-based provider training and mentoring on key existing evidence-based practices to improve newborn outcomes; d) support of Quality Improvement (QI) cycles to identify and resolve facility-specific issues and bottlenecks. A two-stage design will be used where all study facilities will receive some aspects of the intervention initially, namely data strengthening and the modified checklist. Subsequently, the remaining interventions (QI cycles and simulation training of providers) will be rolled out to a randomly selected half of the facilities in the first stage. At a second stage, the remaining half of the facilities will receive the remaining interventions.

NCT ID: NCT03081195 Not yet recruiting - Family Relations Clinical Trials

SMART Africa (Strengthening Mental Health Research and Training)

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

The objective of this research study is to examine the implementation of and outcomes associated with an evidence-based practice (EBP), specifically Multiple Family Group (MFG) targeting youth disruptive behavior challenges and success, through a scale up intervention study in Uganda, and two pilot studies that will be conducted in Kenya and Ghana

NCT ID: NCT03077451 Recruiting - Clinical trials for Recurrent Kaposi Sarcoma

Nelfinavir Mesylate in Treating Patients With Kaposi Sarcoma

Start date: March 13, 2017
Phase: Phase 2
Study type: Interventional

This pilot phase II trial studies how well nelfinavir mesylate works in treating patients with kaposi sarcoma. Nelfinavir mesylate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.