There are about 2553 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in South Africa. 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.
This study will serve as a platform to evaluate new diagnostics in children suspected to have TB, to establish diagnostic performance (sensitivity and specificity) and calculation of positive and negative predictive values in a real-life cohort. Finally, this study will comprise results of several tests in its database. This will allow simulation of diagnostic algorithms, that may be composed of screening (i.e. rule-out) tests together with confirmatory tests to maximize sensitivity and specificity.
The aim of this project is to determine the epidemiology of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and incidence of subsequent permanent neurological sequelae in a high HIV prevalent setting in Soweto, Johannesburg. A cross-sectional study will be conducted on mother-infant pairs, screening mothers for CMV infection and newborns for congenital CMV infection. Maternal CMV prevalence will be determined by testing for CMV specific antibodies in blood. Newborn congenital infection will be determined by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests on newborn saliva and urine within 3 weeks of birth. Various risk factors associated with congenital CMV such as HIV exposure, and gestational age will be assessed. The association between maternal vaginal CMV shedding postnatally with congenital CMV infection will be explored by swabbing maternal vaginal fluid and conducting quantitative CMV PCR analysis. Newborns confirmed with congenital CMV and a control group of uninfected newborns will form a cohort to be followed up until 12 months of age monitoring for various neurological sequelae such as hearing loss, neurodevelopmental impairment, ocular damage, cerebral damage and seizures. A comparison of vaccine immune responses between cases of congenital CMV and the CMV uninfected infants to the primary series of vaccines in the National Expanded Programme on Immunisation will be compared. The contribution of CMV infection to neonatal death and stillbirths will be described by minimally invasive tissue sampling (MITS) for CMV on babies that die during the neonatal period and stillbirths.
Prospective, multinational, multicentre, observational cohort study of neonatal sepsis in partner institutions. The cohort study will be designed to evaluate health care utilization and current clinical practice and to assess risk factors for and outcomes of babies with neonatal sepsis (culture-negative and culture-positive).
The purpose of the Improve SCA Bridge study is to characterize the care pathway flow of post‐acute myocardial infarction (MI) patients as a result of standard assessments of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in the acute phase (≤14 days post‐ acute MI) and chronic phase (≥40‐90 days post‐acute MI).
The primary objective of this study is to show superiority of vilaprisan in the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) in subjects with uterine fibroids compared to placebo.The secondary objectives of this study are to additionally evaluate the efficacy and safety of vilaprisan in subjects with uterine fibroids.
This study evaluates the use of ABI-1968, a topical cream, in the treatment of cervical precancerous lesions in females without human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
This study will compare the effect of semaglutide once weekly to insulin aspart 3 times daily as add on to metformin and insulin glargine in people with type 2 diabetes. Participants will either get insulin glargine and semaglutide or insulin glargine and insulin aspart - which treatment the participant get is decided by chance. Insulin glargine is taken once a day and semaglutide once a week. Insulin aspart is taken three times per day before a meal. All three medicines come in pre-filled pens for injection under the skin. The study will last for about 71 weeks. If participant's blood sugar gets under or over certain values participant will only participate in 14 weeks. The study doctor will inform the participant about this. The participant will have 15 clinic visits and 22 phone calls with the study doctor.
This cluster-randomized controlled trial seeks to evaluate the impact of a mobile video intervention for exclusive breastfeeding (MOVIE) on the infant feeding practices of mothers living in under-resourced communities in the Western Cape, South Africa. The trial will compare infant feeding practices in two groups of participants, enrolled in the Philani Mentor-Mother Outreach Program, a home-visiting program focused on community-based health promotion through peer-to-peer counseling. The participants in the intervention arm will receive the Philani Intervention Model (PIM), a perinatal health promotion intervention, together with the additional mobile, video intervention for exclusive breastfeeding. The participants in the control arm will receive only the standard PIM. Participants will be exposed to either the intervention or the control condition during pregnancy and the first five months after delivery. The central hypothesis in this trial is that, when compared with the control group, infant feeding practices in the intervention group will be significantly better aligned with current World Health Organization recommendations, after exposure to the Philani MOVIE intervention. The primary outcomes in this study are short-term exclusive breastfeeding, in the first month of life, and long-term exclusive breastfeeding, in the fifth month of life, (based on maternal 24-hour recall). Secondary outcomes include other infant feeding practices, such as early initiation of breastfeeding, any breastfeeding in the first month and in the fifth month of life, bottle-feeding, early introduction of complementary foods in the first month and in the fifth month of life and maternal knowledge in the first month and the fifth month post delivery.
This study compares the effect on blood sugar levels of two medicines: insulin degludec and insulin glargine in people with type 2 diabetes. Participants will be treated with insulin degludec and insulin glargine during two different periods. Which treatment participants get first is decided by chance. Both medicines are approved for use in humans and available on the market. They can already be prescribed by participants' doctors. Participants will get pre-filled insulin pens to inject these insulins with. The study will last for about 41 weeks. Participants will visit the clinic 13 times and have 27 phone calls with the study doctor or study staff. At 12 of the clinic visits they will take blood samples. In order to evaluate the changes in participants' blood sugar level over time, participants will be asked to wear a small (35 millimetres (mm) x 5 mm) sensor on the back of participants' upper arm 3 times during the study. Each time participants must wear the sensor for 2 weeks. This sensor is called FreeStyle Libre Pro®. It has a very small tip which is 0.4 mm thick and is inserted 5 mm under participants' skin. Please note that participants will not be able to see the sensor readings while wearing it. The study doctor will show participants the readings when participants return to the clinic. Participants will be asked to fill in a diary in between visits. Participants will have contact with the study doctor or study staff each week. This is to adjust the dose of participants' study medicines and to ensure that participants are well. Women cannot take part if pregnant, breast-feeding or plan to become pregnant during the study period.
Multi-center, randomized, double-blind, non-inferiority study of cefepime 2 g/AAI101 500 mg combination compared to piperacillin 4 g/tazobactam 500 mg in a population of adult patients with cUTI or AP. The study will be conducted in approximately 115 sites located in the EU, the US, Central, South America and South Africa.