There are about 5857 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Austria. 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 prospective study aims to identify the diagnostic accuracy of echocardiographic predictors of atrial fibrillation in patients with ESUS (embolic stroke of undetermined source) or TIA (transient ischemic attack).
This observational study is designed to collect data on the use of the drug Lecigon® in daily clinical practice. The study is organised and funded by a pharmaceutical company called Britannia Pharmaceuticals Ltd (Britannia). Lecigon® is prescribed by physicians in advanced Parkinson's disease when patients suffer from uncontrollable fluctuations in mobility, so-called motor fluctuations, which cannot be adjusted well with oral treatment, i.e. medication for swallowing. In this study, data on the effect and possible side effects from everyday treatment with Lecigon® will be collected and scientifically evaluated. The study is intended to supplement the results of previous clinical studies with clinical data in routine medical care, collected from approximately 300 patients.
IgE-associated allergies are consistently on the rise forming an enormous wellbeing concern and affecting about 25% of the population around the world, with main prevalence in developed nations. Birch pollen is one important allergen driving allergic conjunctivitis and rhinitis. The characteristics and location IgE producing cells in the nose and their contribution to the subsequent increase in allergen-specific IgE levels in the serum have so far poorly been investigated. Understanding these mechanisms is critical for the development of new therapeutic approaches and is thus the aim of the proposed study. Thus, the invistigators plan to conduct a two-armed study of a randomized placebo-controlled double-blind nasal allergen provocation where 30 patients will be provoked with birch pollen extract (n=20) or placebo (n=10) out of the birch pollen season (October) and follow them closely for up to 4 months. Therefore, the objective of this study is to invistigate the localization and characteristics of IgE producing cells in the nasal mucosa contributing to the allergen-induced boosts of specific serum IgE upon natural and controlled nasal allergen exposure.
Researchers are looking for a better way to treat women who have hot flashes after women have been through the menopause. Hot flashes are caused by the hormonal changes that happen when a woman's body has been through the menopause. Menopause is when women stop having a menstrual cycle, also called a period. During the menopause, the ovaries increasingly produce less sex hormones as a result of the natural ageing process and related hormonal adjustments. The decline in hormone production can lead to various symptoms which, in some cases, can have a very adverse effect on a menopausal woman's quality of life. The study treatment, elinzanetant, was developed to treat symptoms caused by hormonal changes. It works by blocking a protein called neurokinin from sending signals to other parts of the body, which is thought to play a role in starting hot flashes. There are treatments for hot flashes in women who have been through the menopause, but may cause medical problems for some people. In this study, the researchers will learn how well elinzanetant works compared to a placebo in women who have been through the menopause and have hot flashes. A placebo looks like a treatment but does not have any medicine in it. To compare these study treatments, the doctors will ask the participants to record information about the participants' hot flashes in an electronic diary. The researchers will study the number of hot flashes the participants have and how severe the hot flashes are. The researchers will look at the results from before treatment, after 4 weeks, and after 12 weeks of treatment. The participants in this study will take two capsules of either elinzanetant or the placebo once a day. The participants who take elinzanetant will take it for 26 weeks. The participants who take the placebo will take it for 12 weeks and then take elinzanetant for the next 14 weeks. During the study, the participants will visit the site approximately 9 times and perform 1 visit by phone. Each participant will be in the study for approximately 36 weeks. The treatment duration will be 26 weeks. During the study, the participants will: - record information about the participants' hot flashes in an electronic diary - answer questions about the participants' symptoms The doctors will: - check the participants' health - take blood samples - ask the participants questions about what medicines the participants are taking and if the participants are having adverse events An adverse event is any medical problem that a participant has during a study. Doctors keep track of all adverse events that happen in studies, even if doctors do not think the adverse events might be related to the study treatments.
This study will evaluate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of astegolimab in combination with standard of care chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) maintenance therapy in patients with COPD who are former or current smokers and have a history of frequent exacerbations.
The trial is a feasibility study of a patient-reported outcome (PRO) monitoring for patients with multiple myeloma. Patients will report weekly PROs during treatment at our outpatient unit. The trial will describe the development of treatment-specific item lists to adequately capture relevant symptoms during therapy, evaluate the feasibility of the weekly symptom monitoring, and evaluate the healthcare professional usage of the system in clinical practice.
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Austria. The ESC guidelines recommend cardiac rehabilitation after coronary events (acute coronary syndrome, myocardial infarction, etc) with the highest level of evidence. Drug therapy and non-pharmacological measures such as a targeted and individualized exercise program, stress management programs, reduction of cardiovascular risk parameters through training, nutritional counseling, smoking cessation, etc. reduce the cardiovascular risk of recurrence. The reduction of psychosocial stress is regarded as one of the major factors in cardiac rehabilitation, alongside physical training and nutrition. In this study, transcendental meditation (TM) and yoga will be added on top of regular cardiac rehabilitation to investigate the efficiency of these methods to possibly improve the quality of life of recovering patients. Both methods are believed to reduce stress for users, while being relatively easy to introduce to and implement in daily life for beginners, carrying no extra cost for them further down the line. The main hypothesis is that cardiac patients undergoing rehabilitation plus TM or yoga therapy will show changes in endothelial function, micobiome and stress levels. Three groups of 10 participants from a cardiac cardiac rehabilitation will be subjected to standard rehabilitation, rehabilitation with meditation, and rehabilitation with yoga, respectively. The vascular state of each patient will be closely monitored over the 4 weeks, as well as after a 1-year follow up. Furthermore, the expected stress reductions will be assessed in short term and long-term by researching hair cortisol levels, on top of self-reporting questionnaires.
Study design: International, prospective, multicentre, non-randomised, observational study according to § 23b MPG. Objectives: Observational study to confirm the safety and performance of the cervical disc prosthesis MOVE®-C.
Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) frequently exhibit postoperative bleeding complications which are still a major cause for morbidity and mortality. One major contributing factor is the loss of platelets and impaired platelet function. During cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) blood comes in close contact with foreign surfaces which induces a series of reactions; especially the complement system as part of the innate immunity is highly activated. Due to the strong crosslink between complement system, platelet function and the plasmatic coagulation it is likely that complement activation during CPB has an impact on the overall process of clot formation. Besides the activation of the complement system there is growing evidence that the occurrence of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) during CPB might be related to further platelet activation . Activated platelets may enhance micro-thrombosis leading to organ failure and thereby contributing to postoperative morbidity. One major complication during and after CABG surgery is bleeding requiring transfusion and even reoperation in about 2%- 8% of patients. As bleeding complications increase patient morbidity and mortality, this study is designed to investigate the possible mechanisms of platelet loss during CABG. The hypothesis is that increased complement activation during CPB leads to platelet activation and loss of platelets. Further the degree of complement activation and levels of mtDNA might correlate with postoperative bleeding, transfusion requirements and clinical outcome.
The aims of this study are - to evaluate the efficacy of comprehensive genomic tumour profiling (CGP) from liquid and/or tissue biopsy in patients with locally advanced and/or metastatic carcinoma. - to evaluate and describe the impact of treatment decisions based on CGP on individual progression free survival in patients with locally advanced and/or metastatic carcinoma - to evaluate and describe similarities and differences between the treatment suggestions based on CGP/IHC (immuno-histochemistry) of tissue biopsy and liquid biopsy. In patients with locally advanced and/or metastatic carcinoma the primary efficacy objective of the study is, to observe and describe the PFS (progression-free survival) of the matched treatment compared to the PFS of the most recent therapy.