There are about 62 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Uruguay. 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.
Ultrasound is a widely used tool for clinicians to manage severe acute patients, seeking to improve the limitations of traditional physical examination and special studies that require patient transfers and can be harmful. This study aims to determine that a pre-established protocol of multiorganic point-of-care ultrasound can be beneficial performed systematically in a critical care patient, improving the diagnosis, detecting hidden anomalies, generating changes in therapy and guiding interventions. A multicenter, randomized controlled clinical trial, against a conventional therapy group is designed. The study group underwent an ultrasound protocol at the entrance of an ICU, of optic, pulmonary, cardiac, abdominal and guide of interventions.
Providing high quality care for dying patients and their families is very important. One way one can assess the care provided is to ask bereaved relatives to complete a questionnaire after their family member has died. The questionnaire can ask about their experiences and their thoughts about the care provided to their family member. One such questionnaire is the 'Care Of the Dying Evaluation' (or CODE). CODE has been developed with the help and support of bereaved relatives and has been used extensively within the United Kingdom. In this project the investigators want to use the CODE questionnaire to look at bereaved relatives' views about care provided in seven different countries within Europe and Latin America. In the first part of the project CODE was translated into the main language of each country. Volunteers and bereaved relatives in each country were asked to give feedback about whether CODE was easy to understand, sensitive, and easy to complete. Based on the feedback a common version of CODE that is suitable for use across all the countries was developed. In the next phase of the project, relatives who have recently experienced a bereavement where one of their family members has died from cancer in a hospital, will be invited to complete the CODE questionnaire about two months after the patient's death. The relatives may complete CODE on paper, using a computer, or by interview. The aim is to have 100 completed CODE questionnaires from each of the seven countries. The data from the questionnaires will be used to make a report on the current quality of care for dying cancer patients in hospitals across the seven countries. It will also be possible to compare the care between the countries and identify areas needing improvement. In the next phase of the project, health care professionals, researchers and bereaved relatives together will use their knowledge and experience to find effective ways to improve the weak areas identified, and assess the results of putting these changes into practice.
This randomised controlled trial compares the immediate dentoalveolar restoration and bovine demineralised bone in immediate implants placed in fresh sockets with buccal resorption. A total of 34 patients will be included and followed clinically and radiographically for 18 months. Patient centred outcomes will also be evaluated.
This study evaluates the impact of the treatment with L-Carnitine on the function of adults over 65 years, in conjunction with regular exercise. Simple randomization will be performed, distributing patients in 3 treatment groups, with L-Carnitine or Placebo, and with physical exercise at home or supervised.
Prospective data will be collected in approximately 250 patients sustaining BCFx with or without any additional fracture(s) of the symphysis. Patients will be followed according to the standard (routine) at approximately 6 weeks and 3 months after the treatment. Data collection will include fracture details (i.e. classification, mechanism of injury), treatment details, functional and patient-reported outcomes, and anticipated or procedure-related adverse events (i.e. complications).
This is a multi-country, multicentre, observational prospective data collection cross sectional study of patients with stable COPD in Latin America. Primary objective is to assess and characterize COPD symptoms over a period of 24 hours, by collecting information about the respiratory symptoms experienced at different times of the day and night-time in patients with stable COPD under real clinical practice conditions. Correlation between each of these symptoms and the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) classification, adherence to respiratory treatment, level of dyspnea, disease severity, comorbidities and physical activity as well direct costs will be done as secondary objectives. Study population are patients of 40 years and older, smokers or ex smokers of >= 10 pack/years with previous COPD diagnosis, attending outpatient specialists consults in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Mexico. Sample size is targeted to 900 enroled patients in order to ensure 860 patients to achieve statistical power to primary objective.
The aim of the study is to test whether a resource-sparing 4-week, 20-fraction course of accelerated hypofractionated radiotherapy is non-inferior to accelerated radiotherapy delivering 33 fractions over 5.5 weeks in the treatment of patients with Stage I-IV squamous cell carcinoma of the pharynx, larynx and oral cavity with the exception of paranasal sinus, nasopharyngeal and stage I-II glottic carcinomas.
The proportion of hypertensive patients achieving adequate blood pressure control meeting guideline targets remains low. Of those patients on blood pressure lowering drugs, only 50% reach control. Objectives: 1. Test the feasibility of telemonitoring of blood pressure in uncontrolled hypertensive patients. 2. Investigate whether telemonitoring enabled self-measurement of blood pressure leads to faster blood pressure control than self-measurement without telemonitoring. 3. Secondary endpoints include adverse effects, assessment of quality of life, adherence, a log of technical problems, and cost-effectiveness. Methods: Randomised parallel-group study consisting of 4 stages. - Screening to check for eligibility. - Randomisation in a 1:1 proportion to control or experimental arm: In the control arm, doctors will receive reports on the self-measured blood pressure based on diary cards; in the experimental group, doctors will receive weekly reports via telemonitoring. - Treatment period: Doctors will adjust treatment according to the present guidelines of Hypertension. Blood pressure control is a home blood pressure below 135 mm Hg systolic and 85 mm Hg diastolic. Once blood pressure control is achieved the treatment period ends. - Late follow-up: Assessment of blood pressure control at home 3 months after completion of the treatment period by means of telemonitoring. Sample size: 120 patients per group. Patients: recruited at clinics from Uruguay and Argentina. Main Inclusion Criteria: - Women and men, age range 20 to 80 years. - Uncontrolled hypertension and new diagnosed hypertension with a self-measured blood pressure at home of 135 mm Hg systolic and/or 85 mm Hg diastolic or more; - Patients should be willing to accept adherence checking during follow-up and sign an informed written consent. Exclusion Criteria - Patients emotionally or intellectually not capable of measuring their blood pressure at home; - A clinical or social context, which is suboptimal for the self-measurement of blood pressure; - Pregnancy; - Alcohol or substance abuse or psychiatric illnesses; - Participation in another study. Expected outcomes: blood pressure control will be achieved faster in the telemonitoring group.
The purpose of this study is to examine the association between maternal alcohol use and newborn phosphatidylethanol (PEth) levels in their newborn.
The RELAHP registry is a Latin-American multinational, multicenter, prospective observational registry-type cohort study, which pretends to identify clinical characteristics, clinical course, management and outcome of all forms of pulmonary hypertension (PH). All consecutively consented patients newly diagnosed with WHO Group I-V PH according to specific hemodynamic criteria on right heart catheterization at the participating centers will be enrolled. Patients will be followed six-monthly for a minimum of five years from the time of enrollment.