There are about 24691 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Canada. 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.
Mania is a serious condition. Symptoms of mania include decreased sleep, increased energy, changes in mood, thinking, and behavior. Dark therapy, which involves placing patients in a dark room for 14 hours overnight, can effectively treat mania, but is not practical. Dark therapy is also unpleasant. However, similar effects on the brain can be created from blocking only blue light with glasses. This preserves the wearer's ability to see and move safely. A trial of blue-blocking glasses for mania in Norway produced dramatic improvements in manic symptoms within three days of hospitalization. Mania both disrupts the sleep-wake cycle and is triggered by short and interrupted sleep. Examples of triggers include shift work and travel across time zones. Therefore, mania involves the "day-night" clock in the brain. The rhythm of the brain's clock is set by special sensors in the eye that identify daytime from blue light. If light does not include this blue spectrum, this informs the brain it is nighttime. In spite of the obvious potential of blue blocking glasses for mania, there has been no confirmatory study of this simple treatment in the five years since the initial Norwegian trial. Without a second study, this treatment will not find its way into routine clinical care. The investigators will conduct a randomized controlled trial of blue-blocking glasses for mania in hospitalized patients. The investigators will also assess activity, sleep, and saliva melatonin (a hormone secreted in the brain at night) to see how this treatment works. If our trial confirms that blue-blocking glasses are effective, this treatment could help those suffering with mania return to their life more quickly. Medications for mania can also cause serious side-effects and having glasses as a treatment option might also reduce the amount of medicine needed to get well. Blue-blocking glasses could be a low-cost non-medication treatment. The investigators will look at how they could put this treatment into practice as part of everyday care.
The most common types of mature B-cell lymphomas (MBLs) in children are Burkitt lymphoma (BL) and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Initial treatment cures 90% - 95% of children with these malignancies, leaving a very small population of relapsed/refractory disease with a poor prognosis. The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and tolerability of epcoritamab in pediatric participants with relapsed/refractory aggressive mature B-cell neoplasms and young adult participants with Burkitt's or Burkitt-like lymphoma/leukemia. Adverse events and change in disease activity will be assessed. Epcoritamab is an investigational drug being developed for the treatment of relapsed/refractory aggressive mature B-cell neoplasms. Participants will receive subcutaneous (SC) of epcoritamab. Approximately 15 pediatric participants with a diagnosis of relapsed/refractory aggressive mature B-cell neoplasms and and young adult participants, ages of 18-25, with a diagnosis of Burkitt's or Burkitt-like lymphoma/leukemia will be enrolled at 50 sites globally. Participants will receive subcutaneous epcoritamab in 28-day cycles. Participants will be followed for a minimum of 3 years after enrollment. There may be higher treatment burden for participants in this trial compared to their standard of care. Participants will attend regular visits during the study at an approved institution (hospital or clinic). The effect of the treatment will be frequently checked by medical assessments, blood tests, questionnaires and side effects.
Consumption of whole eggs has recently been shown to stimulate muscle protein synthesis to a greater degree than consumption of egg whites after a resistance training session. It is theorized that the egg yoke contains bio-active nutrients that enhance the protein provided by egg whites. The study will evaluate the effect of whole egg powder compared to whey protein powder and placebo over 12 weeks of resistance training in men and women who are participating in resistance training programs.
The purpose of this study is to test whether treatment-resistant late life depression is associated with declines in memory and attention and brain structure and function.
The purpose of this study is to assess if a zoledronic acid injection can alter the trajectory of joint degeneration following an acute anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.
CAPTURE ALS is a long-term data and biorepository platform that will facilitate future ALS research. CAPTURE ALS will provide the standardized systems and tools necessary to collect, store, and analyze vast amounts of multimodal information about ALS. These multimodal datasets and biosamples will be made available for use by researchers or industry across Canada and around the world in accordance with the CAPTURE ALS Data Sharing Policy to advance research on ALS.
Regular physical activity has substantial health benefits in people with type 1 diabetes. The fear of hypoglycemia, both during and after exercise, is a major barrier to exercise in this population. A major obstacle to providing specific physical activity and exercise advice is that there are still significant gaps in our fundamental understanding of the impact of physical activity and exercise on blood glucose levels in type 1 diabetes. Women with type 1 diabetes have a substantial increase in cardiovascular risk once they have passed menopause. They may lose both bone quality and muscle mass at a faster rate with aging than those without diabetes. Overall, these changes greatly increase the risk of both cardiovascular and frailty related complications. Despite the many potential benefits of resistance exercise for post-menopausal women with type 1 diabetes, there are currently no published studies examining the effects of resistance exercise in this population. Before being able to design a clinical trial of resistance exercise, an examination of the acute effects of resistance exercise on blood glucose levels in post-menopausal women with type 1 diabetes is required. The present study will compare the glycemic effects of a low resistance, high repetition (3 sets of 15 to 20 repetitions) weight lifting program to the effects of a moderate resistance, moderate repetition (3 sets of 8 to 10 repetitions). The investigators hypothesize that the high repetition program will be associated with a bigger decline in blood glucose during exercise, but that the moderate resistance program will be associated with a higher risk of post-exercise hypoglycemia.
To verify the association between respiratory system mechanical properties (ΔP, ΔPL,dyn, Pmus, Pplat and CRS and CL,dyn) assessed during assisted modes of ventilation (as average over the first three days since enrollment) and ICU mortality.
This research investigates the effect of active versus sham tACS paired with cognitive exercises in a regimen protocol of weeks, everyday. The study design is a one-time crossing over design in which participants are randomized into two groups: One group will receive active treatment for 4 weeks, then 8 weeks of no treatment followed by another 4 weeks of treatment but with sham. The other group will start with sham and end up with active treatment. The study is double-blind; thus, neither participants, nor the assessors know the group assignment. The Intervention is applying tACS either active or sham paired with cognitive exercises (MindTriggers app games). Note: The above study will run at both University of Manitoba (U of M) and Aster Gardens residence. However, at Aster Gardens Residence only questionnaire type of assessments will be run, while in U of M, the investigators will have three other major assessments as well. In addition, the investigators will run the assessments at the Aster Gardens Residence through online sessions.
A flexible energy metabolism matched with the contractile needs of the muscle is essential to a normal heart. Loss of metabolic flexibility and cardiac systolic efficiency coexist in Sepsis-induced Myocardial Dysfunction (SIMD), a phenomenon attributed to mitochondrial dysfunction and mishandling of energy substrates. Cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) could allow to quantify non invasively the selection of energy substrates by the hearts in sepsis and will be associated in parallel with functional status (ultrasound cardiography), injury biomarkers, apelinergic and metabolomic blood profiles. Comparisons will be performed between septic and acute on chronic heart failures, with or without systolic dysfunction.