There are about 434 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Uganda. 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 RAPID-VL study will take place in 20 HIV care health facilities in Southwestern Uganda. The study will test the hypothesis that a multi-component intervention package that targets barriers to efficient and timely HIV viral load (VL) testing will improve test ordering, speed up result turnaround times, and improve the quality of VL results counseling to patients. Phase 1 of the study will consist of a 1-year retrospective medical record review in all participating health facilities. In Phase 2 the intervention will be introduced in 10 randomly chosen health facilities, while the remaining 10 sites will continue with standard VL testing and counseling operations. The study will measure the speed and efficiency of VL testing, experiences of patients and clinicians with the intervention, and the cost of the intervention.
Magnesium Sulphate is the drug of choice for prevention and treatment of seizures in preeclampsia and eclampsia. It is administered parenterally by intravenous (IV) and or intramuscular (IM) routes. The IM regimen requires repeated painful injections which may be a barrier to optimal utilization whereby, there is frequent omission of some doses or increased interval between maintenance doses and low patient acceptability of magnesium. The study plans to assess the acceptability and safety of Springfusor device in the administration of magnesium sulphate in preeclampsia and eclampsia.
Surgical site infection (SSI) is the commonest hospital-acquired infection globally, and prevalence is much higher in the low-income countries. Caesarean delivery carries a 5-20 fold risk for developing postpartum sepsis. SSIs cause significant morbidity, prolonged hospitalization and mortality. Simple and inexpensive interventions like preoperative bathing need to be studied, to assess their impact on surgical site infection rates.
A randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial of zinc to reduce the incidence of severe or invasive infections in Ugandan children with sickle cell anemia (SCA).
General objective - To assess the long-term safety and efficacy of one-year infant prophylaxis using lamivudine (3TC) or lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) to prevent post-natal transmission through breastfeeding. - To investigate the biological mechanisms involved in postnatal HIV transmission. Specific objectives - To compare the long-term safety of infant prophylaxis using either 3TC versus LPV/r on child development (growth, somatic and mental health), mortality, adrenal function, liver function, full blood count and mitochondrial toxicity. - To estimate the final efficacy data of 50 weeks of infant prophylaxis using either LPV/r or 3TC, since some mothers may have resumed breastfeeding after the trial. - To profile miRNA in breast milk according to maternal HIV status and HIV transmission. - To determine the influence of maternal milk on infant gut inflammation in an in vitro 3D-intestinal model (CACO-2 cells). The study population will comprise all ANRS 12174 PROMISE-PEP trial participants who completed the 50 week follow-up and are not HIV infected. An estimate of 881 mother-child pairs from the ANRS 12174 PROMISE- PEP will be recruited. This study is structured in two parts. The 'clinical & biological safety' component involves a cross sectional survey. A clinical and neuropsychological examination of participants will be conducted. In addition one venous blood sample will be collected to evaluate children HIV status, full blood count, liver & adrenal function and mitochondrial toxicity. Capillary hair follicles will be collected from 100 children in Zambia to study their genome integrity. The 'mechanisms' component includes biological assays to be conducted on breast milk samples previously collected from HIV infected, transmitting or non-infected mothers enrolled at ANRS 12174 PROMISE-PEP trial. Primary endpoint: Long term survival, mortality rate, measurements of infant growth (length and weight), somatic and neuropsychological development of the 5 year old children enrolled in the ANRS 12174 PROMISE- PEP trial. Secondary endpoints: HIV seroconversion since last PROMISE PEP trial visit, full blood count, liver function, adrenal function, serum lactate. Number of mitochondrial DNA copies per cell & percentage of mitochondrial DNA deletion for mitochondrial toxicity. Number of micronuclei & number of Ɣ-tubulin spot per cell to study genomic toxicity.
Caesarean section (CS) constitutes a large proportion of the total surgical volume in low-income countries. This rate comes with challenges including surgical complications, shortage of beds, and consequently long waiting time for operations and high costs. These have led to the adoption of ERAS in developed countries in a bid to save costs by reducing hospital length of stay without compromising the health of the mother and her baby.
this will be an RCT. to determine if non-surgical treatment for periodontitis can improve the disease activity score in 28 joints of rheumatoid arthritis in an African setting. Rheumatoid arthritis patients with periodontal disease will be randomised into an immediate intervention arm and a delayed intervention arm and both groups will be followed for two three monthly periods
This research programme aims to translate expertise in warfarin anticoagulation from resource-rich to low and middle income countries (LMIC)settings with the goal of improving patient health outcomes. An observational study which will be used to develop warfarin dosing algorithms - the ultimate aim will be to ascertain whether these algorithms increase time in the therapeutic range, reduce bleeding and thrombotic risks, and clinic visits for International Normalised ratio (INR) monitoring. Two algorithms will be developed: the first will take into account clinical and geographical factors ("clinical algorithm"), while the second will also incorporate genetic factors in addition to the clinical and geographical factors ("genetic algorithm"). Patients will be recruited from sites in rural and urban Uganda, and in Cape Town, South Africa, to develop a clinical dosing algorithm. It is important to note that there is a wealth of literature data which will be used to define the clinical data that needs to be collected from these patients. To identify genetic factors in African patients, Genome-wide Association Study (GWAS) will be undertaken and any novel factors incorporated into the genetic algorithm - the percentage variation in warfarin dosing explained by the genetic algorithm will be compared with the clinical algorithm.
Aim of the study is to describe the functional characteristics of Icus in Uganda and their @8-day patient characteristics it is a prospective cohort study .All Icus in Uganda will be included and their admitted patients followed upto 28 days in the ICU for mortality
Open myomectomy remains the principal treatment for symptomatic fibroids in sub-Saharan countries irrespective of fertility desires. This however has got to be balanced against potential risks such as profuse hemorrhage; blood loss at open myomectomy remains dreary with the use of various pharmacologic agents yielding inconclusive results. This trial is aimed at exploring the benefit of preoperative use of a readily available uterotonic, Misoprostol in reduction of intraoperative blood loss during open myomectomy with the Null hypothesis stating: there is no difference in mean blood loss during open myomectomy whether one preoperatively inserts a single dose of 400mcg vaginal misoprostol or not. Alternate hypothesis: single dose 400mcg vaginal Misoprostol given 60 minutes preoperatively during open myomectomy reduces intra-operative blood loss by at least 20% as measured by surgical mops and suction. Participants from two referral hospitals in Uganda with symptomatic fibroids and scheduled for open myomectomy will be recruited. 48 women that meet the inclusion criteria and have none of the exclusion criteria and provide signed informed consent will be enrolled. The screening will be done on the gynecological wards and patients will be randomized to either the control or interventional arm by means of sealed, sequentially numbered opaque envelopes containing computer-generated random numbers. Blinding will affect theatre team and patients. Primary (blood loss as estimated by surgical mops and suction) and secondary endpoints (e.g. postoperative drop in Hb) will be calculated. Data analysis: Data will be analyzed on an intention-to-treat basis. Analysis will be done using STATA software 14.0. This will include descriptive statistics for measures of central tendency and dispersion. Student t-test and Mann Whitney U test will be used for mean blood loss. Stratification for age, parity, complaints, total fibroid mass and usage of other intraoperative blood-loss techniques will be analyzed. categorical data to be analyzed by coefficients. Results of this study are meant to better inform clinicians about the use of misoprostol for this role and possibly include it in the management protocols for open myomectomy in Sub-Saharan countries where burden of blood products is strained.