There are about 2 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Holy See (Vatican City State). 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 the present trial is to investigate the effects of omega-3 PUFAs in individuals aged 12-26 years with 22q11DS at ultra-high risk for developing a first episode of psychosis.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) -- an autosomal recessive genetic disease affecting about 60,000 individuals worldwide, including about 3,800 in Italy -- is often associated with low bone mineral mass. The current aggressive therapies have ensured a much longer survival of CF patients but this has led to a higher frequency of osteoporosis and bone fractures, a serious problem which not only affects quality of life, but also hinders further therapeutic measures. The aim of this study, conducted on a large group of children, adolescents and young adults with CF, has been the evaluation of bone mass changes after 1 year of a simple treatment with RDA-adjusted dietary calcium plus 25-OH vitamin D supplementation, and the feasibility and efficacy of alendronate treatment (for another year) in patients not responding to calcium + 25-OH vitamin D alone.