There are about 12301 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Belgium. 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 this study is to measure the effect of milvexian given for approximately 2 weeks on (a) how the liver metabolizes other drugs (in this case one called midazolam), and (b) the pharmacokinetics (the way the body absorbs, distributes, and gets rid of a drug) of an oral contraceptive pill in healthy adult females.
Exercise therapy has been shown to be effective in decreasing pain and improving function for patients with recurrent low back pain (LBP). Research on the mechanisms that trigger and/or underlie the effects of exercise therapy on LBP problems is of critical importance for the prevention of recurring or persistence of this costly and common condition. One factor that seems to be crucial within this context is the dysfunction of the back muscles. Recent pioneering results have shown that individuals with recurring episodes of LBP have specific dysfunctions of these muscles (peripheral changes) and also dysfunctions at the cortical level (central changes). This work provides the foundation to take a fresh look at the interplay between peripheral and central aspects, and its potential involvement in exercise therapy. The current project will draw on this opportunity to address the following research questions: What are the immediate (after a single session) and the long-term effects (after 18 repeated sessions) of exercise training on: (1) back muscle structure; (2) back muscle function; (3) the structure of the brain; (4) and functional connectivity of the brain. This research project also aims to examine whether the effects are dependent on how the training was performed. Therefore a specific versus a general exercise program will be compared.
The primary purpose of the study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of single ascending intravenous (IV) doses of RO7121932 in participants with multiple sclerosis (MS)
To screen for the presence of glaucoma in a Belgian population over 40 years old using an AI algorithm developed for the detection of glaucoma based on fundus pictures.
Insertion under vision such as hysteroscopy allows the ability to visualize the uterus prior to insertion, to assess uterine compatibility and the assurance of proper device placement. ReLARC® is a GyneFix® device intended to be inserted via hysteroscopy. Hysteroscopic insertion of the device allows direct visualization of the procedure, which makes it extremely safe. This multicentre, open-label study will take place in the Women's Clinic of the Ghent University Hospital in Belgium (International Coordinating Centre) and in the University Hospital AOU Federico II of Naples in Italy. Primary aim: To evaluate the safety of the ReLARC® inserter during the insertion procedure of GyneFix® intrauterine copper bearing contraceptive devices by means of successful placement with adequate position during follow-up evaluations. Providing no complications develop, participants will remain in the study for 3 years. 120 women will be enrolled.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether milvexian compared to placebo reduce the risk of recurrent ischemic stroke.
The SAUNA trial is a multi-national, multi-centre, open-label, randomised, controlled, pragmatic clinical trial in patients with advanced, non-functional gastroenteropancreatic (GEP) neuroendocrine tumours (NET) with progressive disease on first-line therapy with somatostatine analogues (SSA). Eligible patients will be divided into two substudies according to the second-line therapy of choice (peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) or targeted therapy, at the discretion of the local investigator). Patients within each substudy will be randomised 1:1 between continuation or withdrawal from SSA at the start of second-line systemic therapy. Stratification will occur according to study site and according to the Ki67 value (below 10% (grade 1 and low grade 2) and equal to or above 10% (high grade 2)).
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of death in the Western world. It can be effectively prevented by removal of pre-malignant polyps during colonoscopy. Large (≥20mm) non-pedunculated colorectal polyps (LNPCPs) represent 2-3% of colorectal polyps and require special attention prior to treatment. If submucosal invasive cancer (SMI) is suspected, careful decision making is required to exclude features which unacceptably increase the risk of lymph node metastases and render local treatment (endoscopic) non-curative. Such patients require a multi-disciplinary approach and consideration of surgery +/- systemic therapy. Unfortunately, current classification systems are complex, require extensive training and technology not available in the majority of non-tertiary hospitals. They are therefore underused leading to incorrect decision making and negative patient outcomes (e.g. piecemeal resection without the chance of endoscopic cure or unnecessary further procedures in referral centres with resultant surgery anyway or surgery for benign disease). Studies from the field of psychology show that humans are often capable of making correct decision based on their Blink (first) impression. It is also suggested that this Blink impression is based on experience and training. This might suggest that experienced or specialist endoscopist are better at diagnosing SMI within colorectal polyp at Blink impression. The investigators hypothesize that by training the Blink impression, endoscopist of varying experience are able to detect cancer within LNPCPs. This can be proven by assessing the Blink impression of endoscopist of varying experience regarding the presence of SMI within LNPCPs. Increasing the accuracy of the determination of SMI within colon polyps would directly translate into improvements in patient care and outcome. For example, if SMI is present and is not suspected, patients may undergo unnecessary endoscopic procedures for an LNPCP which will eventually require surgery anyway (inconvenience, delayed correct treatment). If the incorrect technique is performed in the context of superficial SMI, adequate assessment of complete excision or extent and type of SMI may not be possible and a patient who would otherwise have been cured may require surgery anyway (under-treatment, below standard of care outcome, delay to treatment). Conversely, if SMI is suspected in its absence patients may undergo unnecessary surgery, increased healthcare spends and mortality (over-treatment, unnecessary risk). If the presence of SMI could be accurately determined in real-time using endoscopic imaging, delays to treatment, over-treatment and the associated morbidity for patients could be avoided.
The goal of this prospective, multicentre study is to investigate short- and long-term cardiovascular effects in cancer patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs). The main question[s] it aims to answer are: - To evaluate cardiac markers and their possible relationship with cardiac abnormalities - To estimate the incidence of cardiac adverse events of ICIs in a real world population - To predict and detect cardiac abnormalities in an earlier (subclinical) stage - To investigate possible progression of coronary atherosclerosis Participants will be closely monitored by performing the following additional visits and testing: - Chest CT scan prior to treatment start, after 12 and 24 months. - Consultation with a cardiologist at baseline, 3, 6, 12 and 24 months, who will perform an electrocardiogram and echocardiogram. - One additional blood sample prior to treatment start, after 3, 6, 12 and 24 months. An extra blood sample could be taken in case of sudden heart problems. - Non-invasive endothelial function tests prior to treatment start, after 12 and 24 months.
Aim of the clinical monocentric study is to assess the resistance training exercise intervention in patients with Heart Failure with reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF) and coronary artery disease that will best improve peak oxygen uptake (Peak Vo2) and leg strength (assessed Isokinetic). The investigators hypothesize that resistance training exercise with induced a high stress metabolic is more important exercise with induced than a lower stress metabolic.