There are about 59 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Bolivia. 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.
Animal and human studies have shown that the administration of vitamin B3 (niacin) improves renal ischemia; helping to recover from acute kidney injury (AKI) more effectively; Therefore, its use in patients with AKI could improve short-term outcomes: accelerating the recovery of renal function, reducing the days of hospital stay and costs; as well as reducing the incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) or progression of CKD after an episode of AKI. Our main objective is to determine the usefulness of the administration of vitamin B complex as a treatment for established acute kidney injury and its effect on short and long-term outcomes.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. The disease causes a respiratory illness (such as the flu) with symptoms such as cough, fever, and, in more severe cases, respiratory distress, even developing Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, evolving in some cases with the death of the patient. Currently, there are no specific treatments for COVID-19. Currently, there are several ongoing clinical trials evaluating possible treatments. Recently, Leon Caly reports here that Ivermectin, an FDA-approved antiparasitic that was shown to have broad-spectrum antiviral activity in vitro, is an inhibitor of the causative virus (SARS-CoV-2), with a single addition to Vero cells. hours after infection with SARS-CoV-2 capable of a 5000-fold reduction in viral RNA at 48 h. (1) Ivermectin, therefore, warrants further investigation for possible benefits in humans. The reason for this study is to understand the effect of the drug in eradicating the virus. It is a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of Ivermectin in COVID-19. The recruited patient will be assigned to two groups, (1) a group received ivermectin plus care treatment (2) the placebo group plus standard care treatment. The result will be recorded by documenting the RT-PCR reports confirmed at the time of recruitment and at 7 and 14 days within the framework of the study, then they will be adapted to the national care protocol, with 9 scheduled clinical and telemedicine interviews. It will be a randomized controlled trial to be run in RT-PCR confirmed COVID-19 patients who meet the inclusion criteria (asymptomatic/mild to moderate severity). They will be divided into groups after randomization. Group A will be administered one (1) a group received ivermectin plus standard of care treatment (2) the placebo group plus standard of care treatment, along with the existing inpatient and outpatient management clinical guidelines of the hospitals participating in the study, these being adapted to the National standard. The reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) will be carried out on days 7 and 14 after the therapeutic intervention and the duration of time at which the RT-PCR becomes negative and/or clinical evolution of the patient will be compared in both study groups. The dose of the drug is not subject to change according to the patient's response or the possible side effect of being administered in a single dose.
This is a study of validation for diagnostic techniques used on epidemiological control in the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be carried out in accredited public, private and university clinical laboratories of the collaborator institutions of the project based in Tarija, Bolivia. It is designed as a sectional validation study, using samples from specific groups of participants from the municipality of Tarija grouped according to their category with respect to symptoms and viral load of COVID-19. The sample is selected for convenience.
This study evaluates if the combination of thermotherapy (one application, 50⁰C for 30") and 3 weeks of miltefosine is safe and have a comparable cure rate with the current recommended first line treatments comprising meglumine antimoniate for 3 weeks or miltefosine monotherapy for 4 weeks, for the treatment of uncomplicated cutaneous leishmaniasis cases in the New World.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created a significant strain on health care resources across the world for managing critically ill patients. Emerging reports from China, South Korea and Italy have reported varying incidence of acute kidney (AKI) ranging from 5-15% with a mortality of 60-80% however there is no systematic assessment of the risk factors, recognition, course and outcomes in patients with and without kidney disease whose course is complicated by AKI1-4. Patients with underlying CKD, immunosuppressed patients with renal transplants and ESKD patients are at high risk for COVID-19 infection and there is limited information on the effect of COVID-19 on the course and outcomes of these patients. The requirement for renal support including IHD, CRRT and sorbent based therapies has been variable and has contributed to the intense pressure on the nephrology and critical care providers for delivering these therapies. As the COVID-19 pandemic expands in the USA and abroad, there is an intense need to understand the epidemiology of the disease and the resources needed for renal support to inform clinical management and public health interventions. In this study, the investigators aim to investigate health care facilities across the world (hospital wards, ICU, outpatient clinics, nursing homes, healthcare centers) to draw a global picture of incidence, risk factors, resources available for treatment and prognosis of acute and chronic kidney disease in patient with COVID 19 confirmed infection. The aim is to identify trends in patients with acute and chronic kidney disease, determine its incidence, treatment and outcomes in different settings across the world. This information will be used to develop and implement educational tools and resources to prevent deaths from AKI and progression of CKD in this and following pandemics.
Since December 2019 the world has been shaken with an enormous global threat: the Covid-19 pandemic. This new kind of coronavirus is generating an unprecedented impact both on the general population and on the healthcare systems in most countries. Health services are trying to expand their capacity to respond to the pandemic, taking actions such as increasing the number of beds; acquiring necessary equipment to provide intensive therapy (ventilators), and calling retired health professionals and health students so they can assist the overwhelmed health care workforce. Unfortunately, these organizational changes at health facilities, along with the fears and concerns of becoming ill with the virus or infecting their families, put an enormous emotional burden on workers in health services which may lead to negative outcomes on mental health in this population. Recent cross-sectional studies in China indicate that health service workers exposed to people with Covid-19 reported higher rates of depressive and anxious symptoms. This negative impact on mental health among health workers in China has also been informally reported in other countries where the Covid-19 pandemic has been devastating in its effects (such as Spain and Italy), as well as in countries where the pandemic is becoming a growing public health problem. This is particularly relevant in regions with fewer resources (Latin America, North Africa), where there are limited means and the response from the health system is usually insufficient. Moreover, it is necessary to study these negative effects longitudinally considering that some effects will appear over time (post-traumatic stress). The COVID-19 HEalth caRe wOrkErS (HEROES) study is a large, bottom-up, South-North initiative aimed to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of health care workers (HCWs). HEROES encompasses a wide variety of academic institutions in 19 LMICs and 8 HICs, in partnership with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and with support from the World Health Organization (WHO). The HEROES study is led by Dr. Rubén Alvarado at University of Chile, and Dr. Ezra Susser and Franco Mascayano at Columbia U Mailman School of Public Health.
This study evaluate the efficacy and safety of benznidazole in the treatment of chronic indeterminate Chagas disease in children. All subjects will receive benznidazole and results will be compared to historically to a placebo arm.
Chagas disease (CD) is an endemic zoonotic disease with a significant global impact. Current approved treatments for CD (benznidazole (BZN) and nifurtimox (NFX)) were developed in the 1970s with regimens and dosing intervals derived from decades-old patient series and with very limited direct comparisons. Treatment recommendations vary significantly from country to country and the comparative evidence-base with the current treatment regimens is limited. The reported efficacy of both drugs in patients with T. cruzi infection is variable and depends on the disease stage, the drug dose, the age of patients, and the infecting T. cruzi strain or genotype. Due to a therapeutic failure of at least 20% after 12 months in chronic patients and the high rate of adverse events, together with the recent data that suggest that we may be overdosing patients, we propose to test new dosing regimens of these two old compounds. Hypotheses: - Lowering the frequency of drug dosing of BZN and NFX, the plasma drug levels of the drugs within the therapeutic range will be maintained. - The duration of treatment with BZN or NFX may be related to the effectiveness of these drugs. - Blood levels of the proposed biomarkers will significantly diminish or became negative after a relatively short interval after treatment.
In this clinical trial, we plan to evaluate the usefulness of artificial intelligence (AI) software paired with a handheld retinal camera to compare diabetic retinopathy status in Bolivian patients as read by retina specialists versus the AI software.
Cure rate for L braziliensis bolivian CL has been 70%-80% for standard systemic and local monotherapies. It would benefit patients if cure rates could be consistently >90%, so testing a combination of two treatments is proposed. The most attractive systemic therapy is the only oral agent, miltefosine during 28 days, and the most attractive local therapy is application of Paromomycin cream for 28 days.