There are about 465 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Bangladesh. 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 is multicenter clinical trial to evaluate efficacy and safety of Baricitinib in treatment for COVID-19. This trial will compare Baricitinib, a drug recommended for Rheumatoid Arthritis, against standard of care, to assess its relative effectiveness against COVID-19. By enrolling patients in multiple centers, this trial aims to recruit more patients to evaluate whether this drug slow disease progression or improve survival. Currently no effective therapeutics treatment or vaccine is available in the world for this highly transmissible respiratory borne infection, Covid-19. A number of drug trials are ongoing to measure the efficacy of the drug against the virus. Bangladesh as a resource limited country with limitation to provided health care services to the huge number of Covid-19 patients who will need hospitalization will be benefited from this study. There is no physical, psychological, social, legal risk in this study. The trial therapeutic will be approved form the Directorate of drug Administration (DGDA), Bangladesh.
Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is one of the most common causes of mechanical low back pain (LBP) associated with radiating leg pain. Conservative treatment, including exercise, analgesic, and physical therapy, is regarded as the first-line treatment of LDH. This randomized clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of back and hip strengthening exercises combined with activities of daily living instructions (ADLIs) to reduce pain intensity in patients with LDH.
Annually influenza is a leading cause of severe disease and mortality particularly in young children <5 years old and pregnant women in the low and middle-income countries (LMICs) and both groups are prioritised for vaccination by the World Health Organisation (WHO). In Bangladesh, influenza is responsible for 10% of all childhood pneumonias and 9% of all death. Maternal influenza is associated with an increased risk of hospitalisation and foetal malformation. Influenza is a vaccine preventable disease, however, in most LMICs influenza vaccination is not part of the vaccination programme. This study will evaluate the effectiveness of inactivated influenza vaccine against influenza illness among pregnant women and children in Bangladesh. Influenza vaccine has not yet been studied as combined immunization strategy in a cluster randomized trial. This study is a community-based randomised trial in both pregnant women and young children to assess the impact of inactivated influenza vaccine in preventing influenza in the community as well as population level impact by both direct and indirect effect of vaccination.
An outbreak of the novel coronavirus nCoV-19 (SARS-CoV-2), responsible for the coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19), was first detected in Hubei province, Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019. It has rapidly spread globally with approximately 157,343,044 confirmed cases and 3,278,510 deaths till 7th May, 2021 . World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID- 19 pandemic on 11th March 2020. The world is facing the second wave of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic which is the most troublesome challenge to public health. The second wave is running and nobody knows where we are in the course of this disease. It becomes a significant challenge for the public health, science, and medical sectors . According to the World Health Organization, about 80% of infections are mild or asymptomatic, 15% result in moderate to severe symptoms (requiring oxygen) and about 5% are critical infections, which require ventilation. We are learning something new every day. Our understanding of the pandemic is growing and changing daily. The world is focusing on the short term - flattening the curve, treating the sick and discovering a vaccine. But there is more to this pandemic than the short term. We know a lot about the transmission and clinical feature of COVID-19, but relatively little about what happens after someone recovers. Much is still unknown about how COVID-19 will affect people over time. There's still much to be learned from those who have recovered from COVID-19.
Lack of adequate sun exposure due to urbanization is prone to hypovitaminosis D. Vitamin D (25-hydroxyvitamin D) deficiency is now a major health concern in the western world. Recent data suggest that Vitamin D level in the Bangladeshi population is also very low. However, the cutoff value used to determine vitamin D deficiency is not yet validated for our ethnic group; we also don't know the optimal vitamin D level for our population. Before coming to any firm conclusion regarding nationwide vitamin D deficiency, we must know the Optimal range of serum Vitamin D for our people of Bangladesh. As sunlight is the primary source of vitamin D and adequate sun exposure alone is sufficient to produce enough vitamin D to maintain the physiological demand without producing toxicity. According to Holick's rule, exposure to sunlight at the face and both arms for 25 min, 3 times a week should maintain adequate vitamin D status. In Indonesia, it was found that after exposure to sunlight at this specific time and duration for 6 weeks, the mean 25(OH)D levels of participants increased from 59 nmol/L at the baseline to 84 nmol/L.In India, exposure to sunlight for 30 minutes, between 11 am and 2 pm, three times a week, is sufficient to maintain adequate serum vitamin D concentration. Therefore it could be assumed that healthy subjects without any risk factors for vitamin D deficiency and having adequate sun exposure should maintain an Optimal serum vitamin D concentration. Here Optimal means a range where there will be no features of insufficiency or toxicity. In this cross-sectional study, we want to find out the serum vitamin D level of such a population, representing the Optimal level of vitamin D for Bangladeshi people.
This will be a semi-experimental study on constipation predominant IBS patient. One group of patient will receive prucalopride 2mg daily and another group of patient will receive lubiprostone 8 microgram twice daily. IBS-SSS and IBS-QOL score will be recorded at baseline and at follow up at 3 week and 6 week. Effectiveness of both drug will be evaluated by comparing the baseline data with data at 3 week and 6 week(IBS-SSS and IBS-QOL).
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy(DPN) is one of the major complications of diabetes mellitus which accelerates the occurrence of ulceration of diabetic foot and amputation of lower extremities as well as severely affects the quality of life. The treatment of this condition has remained unsatisfactory with a good response to conventional medications. It is now evident that vitamin D deficiency is common in diabetic patients and especially in these patients diagnosed with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The present research is therefore designed to observe the effect of exogenous administration of vitamin D in diabetic peripheral neuropathy patients of Bangladesh.
Abstract Background: Thiamine deficiency related disorders are increasingly being reported in countries where polished rice is the main dietary constituents and diet is not balanced in calorie, protein and micronutrients contents. Thiamine deficiency often associated with a sensory-motor neuropathy (dry beriberi) without Wernicke's encephalopathy and cardiac dysfunction. Objectives: The objective of our study will be to evaluate the efficacy of thiamine in patients with clinically suspected dry beriberi. Methods: This study will be a prospective, open labeled, self-controlled clinical trial (quasi-experimental study) carried out in the Neurology and Medicine Ward of Chittagong Medical College Hospital from July 2018 to June 2019. Fifty-five (55) patients of suspected dry beriberi will be recruited as per inclusion and exclusion criteria. All patients will be given 200mg IV Thiamine Hydrochloride per day for 1 week, then oral Tab. Thiamine 100mg twice daily for remaining 11week. They will be evaluated clinically before treatment and followed up at the end of 1 week, 6 week and 12 week after treatment. Assessment will be done by some clinical parameters like leg swelling, muscle cramp, muscle power, squat test, sensory impairments, deep tendon reflexes and by Overall Neuropathy Limitations Scale (ONLS) Score. Pre and post test treatment data will be recorded in a pre-designed case record form. To determine whether any o the difference between pretreatment and post treatment values were statistically significant or not, either Friedman's test or Cochran's Q test will be used. Analysis will be performed with SPSS windows version 23 and statistical significance will be defined as P<0.05 and confidence interval will be set at 95% level. Our study result is likely to sensitize the health professionals of this region about this neglected health issue by increasing awareness of the clinical spectrum of Thiamine Deficiency related Peripheral Neuropathy.
To date, some of the most promising drugs used in the treatment of COVID pneumonia are systemic corticosteroids, remdesivir and baricitinib. Dexamethasone has been found efficacious in reducing mortality in patients requiring supplemental oxygen and mechanical ventilation. There is a trend towards reduced mortality in patients who receive remdesivir and dexamethasone combination, supporting the hypothesis that an antiviral drug combined with an anti-inflammatory agent improve outcomes in COVID-19. Baricitinib plus remdesivir is superior to remdesivir alone in reducing recovery time and accelerating improvement in clinical status among patients with COVID-19, notably among those receiving high-flow oxygen non-invasive ventilation. Diabetes mellitus increases the risk for COVID-19 morbidity and mortality. Patients with diabetes have coexisting morbidities and already immune-compromised. Steroids cause further immunosuppression and may contribute to uncontrolled blood glucose in this group of patients, resulting in worse outcomes. Baricitinib can be an alternative to corticosteroids in diabetic patients. This open-label multi-centre non-inferiority randomized controlled trial will be conducted in seven hospitals in Bangladesh. The primary objective is to evaluate the clinical efficacy of baricitinib plus remdesivir compared to dexamethasone plus remdesivir in hospitalized COVID-19 patients with diabetes mellitus, as assessed by the proportion of patients, need "rescue treatment" between two groups by day 29. Hospitalized adult (≥18 years) diabetic patients with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection have ordinal scale category 5 will be included in the study. Subjects will be randomized in a 1:1 (by tossing a coin) ratio in two groups. The total sample size is 362. Group 1 subjects will receive 200 mg of remdesivir administered intravenously on Day 1, followed by a 100 mg once-daily dose of remdesivir while hospitalized for up to 5 days and 4 mg of baricitinib administered as 2 tablets taken orally daily while hospitalized for up to 14 days. Group 2 will receive the same dose of remdesivir plus 6 mg of dexamethasone administered as an intravenous injection daily while hospitalized for up to 10 days. Subjects will be assessed daily while hospitalized. Discharged subjects will be evaluated on days 15, 22 and 29 (in person; if not possible, over the telephone). Assessment will be done clinically using an 8-point Ordinal Scale and National Early Warning Score.
Acne is a common problem in adolescence to young adult. But there is no such remedy available for acne treatment which has no side effects. Different types of herbs powder has been using in patients with acne vulgaris in the traditional practice of Indian subcontinent as single form or compound. Scientific evidence have shown many herbs has no known side effects and effective on acne. These herbs have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects. So, This study is intended to find out an inexpensive and safe alternative by using some common herbs such as Azadirachta indica, Curcuma longa, Lens culinaris Mentha arvensis and Trigonella foenum-graecum. The aim of the study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy of Poly herbal powder (PHP) for treating patients with acne vulgaris. Total of 42 adults with acne vulgaris was recruited for this study. Study subjects was included both of male and female with age limit of 18 to 35 years. Duration of study is 05 months with "day one advertisement" for screening followed by randomization for the treatment. The duration of active participation of each study subject was 3 consecutive weeks or 21days. Difference of baseline and post intervention mean by Total lesion Count (TLC) compared with placebo and assesses the % of reduction of acne based on The Global Acne Grading System (GAGS) score. Safety assessment was obtained from the incidence and type of adverse events during study period.