There are about 7774 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Switzerland. 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.
Effective postoperative pain management in elective hip surgery is crucial for the patients well-being, rapid mobilisation and potential reduction of length of stay. In addition to standard intravenous pain medication, anaesthetic blocks are reportedly effective. Recently, the PENG block, a pericapsular pain block without impairment of the motor function has been introduced in literature and performed at the investigator's hospital (HFR Fribourg, Switzerland) for total hip arthroplasty and surgical hip dislocation - the two most commonly performed elective hip surgeries. As high-quality evidence on the effectiveness of this novel block is lacking, the investigator's objective is to evaluate the effectiveness of (1) patient-reported pain reduction, (2) total consumption of postoperative morphine, and the length of stay at the hospital.
The PROTECT trial will test the hypothesis that proton (PT) -enabled radiation dose reductions to sensitive, normal tissues will result in lower rates of treatment-related pulmonary complications in esophageal cancer compared to standard photon therapy (XT).
Meniscal suture represents the current surgical practice, and marrow venting is a low risk procedure. Bone venting may be able to improve the outcome of meniscal repair, allowing the patient a better recovery.
This study is investigating how Mim8 works compared to other medicines in people with haemophilia A, who either have inhibitors or do not have inhibitors. Mim8 is a new medicine that will be used for prevention of bleeding episodes. Mim8 works by replacing the function of the missing clotting factor VIII (FVIII). When and how often participants will receive Mim8 is dependent on their previous treatment - but is otherwise decided by chance. The study will last for 72-124 weeks (17-29 months) depending on how long participants will be followed before it is decided when they start receiving Mim8 - the period before this is decided is called the 'run-in'. Participants will have 13-17 clinic visits. Mim8 will be injected into a skinfold on the stomach with a thin needle either once a week or once a month.
Secondary peritonitis is a frequent abdominal emergency that is still associated with a high morbidity and mortality rate due to surgical site infections (SSI) and sepsis. Early surgical source control is crucial to avoid sepsis and worse outcomes. The current randomized controlled trial aims to investigate the effect of peritoneal lavage with super-oxidized solution (SOS) on SSI and mortality in patients undergoing emergency surgery for secondary peritonitis. The investigators hypothesize that peritoneal lavage with SOS reduces the incidence of SSI and mortality in this patient population.
The detection of miRNA (non-coding ribonucleic acid) in the blood in the context of active tuberculosis is an innovative approach to the detection of new disease-specific biomarkers. The primary goal of this analysis is to define, for the first time, an miRNA fingerprint for tuberculosis in sweat. Samples that were collected as part of the Sweatb Study (NCT03667742) project are examined for the occurrence of disease-specific, non-coding miRNAs to define new biomarkers in the sweat. These biomarkers can be detected non-invasively and will help in the detection of patients with active tuberculosis.
The Swiss chiropractic cohort (Swiss ChiCo) practice-based research network (PBRN) is nationwide research project with the aim to develop a musculoskeletal focused PBRN within the Swiss chiropractic setting and describe the characteristics of clinicians recruited. Development of the PBRN has been guided through participatory engagement of multiple stakeholders including patients, clinicians, scientists, and policymakers.
Patients suffering from pancreas cancer as well as patients with chronic pancreatitis or requiring pancreas surgery often are in a compromised nutritional status. Nutritional support should therefore be started early during the postoperative course to prevent further malnutrition, as it is an important risk factor to develop complications. Recently, several studies have shown that early enteral nutrition (EEN) could shorten length of stay, reduce postoperative infections and mortality, and decrease costs when compared with total parenteral nutrition (TPN) in gastrointestinal cancer surgery. After pancreatoduodenectomy (PD), EEN has been shown to reduce early and late complications, infections, and readmission rates. It is nevertheless currently not clear if EEN improves the short-term outcomes after PD compared to oral nutrition. The primary objective of the study is to assess the impact of EEN on postoperative morbidity after PD, according to the Comprehensive Complication Index. Secondary objectives are to assess the impact of EEN on major postoperative complications, according to Clavien classification, specific complications, length of stay, readmission rates, quality of life, metabolic stress and nutritional response after PD.
Regaining independent gait is one of the main goals in stroke rehabilitation and early prediction of gait outcome is important to guide discharge planning at acute stroke units, design rehabilitation and inform patients and relatives. In the last decade, two easy-to-apply prediction models for gait were developed: the EPOS model in the Netherlands and the TWIST model in New Zealand. Although the models' performance in the development cohorts was good, this does not automatically mean that the models are ready for application in clinical practice, as it is unknown whether their performance is also good in an independent cohort from a different country and with different patient characteristics. Such external validation is an essential step towards clinical implementation of prediction models. A mobility-related problem is the occurrence of falls after stroke. Walking is among the Top 3 activities during which stroke patients fall, with the other two activities being transferring or sitting in a wheelchair. Especially soft tissue injuries after a fall are common and in 1-15% of the patients, the fall results in a fracture. Apart from the costs that arise from these injuries, falls have a negative impact on the patient's physical functioning and psychological status, with an increased dependency and fear of falling, resulting in a reduced quality of life. A systematic review found 12 studies that developed fall risk prediction models for either inpatient rehabilitation stroke patients or those living in the community. Important predictors for falls are the presence of hemi-inattention, fall history and balance deficits. However, none of the models had an acceptable performance and predictors were not always captured by a validated assessment, which is an important prerequisite for an unbiased prediction model. The primary aim of this study is to externally validate the EPOS and TWIST models for independent gait after stroke in a heterogeneous sample of subjects admitted to the hospital with an acute stroke. It is hypothesized that the performance of both models in this independent cohort will be lower than in the development cohorts, but still be adequate. The secondary objective is to investigate the occurrence and predictability of falls within the first six months after stroke and its relationship with the prognosis for independent gait within this sample.
Re-evaluation of patients treated with intralymphatic immunotherapy (ILIT) in terms of quality of life and therapeutic efficacy and comparison with subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) 15 years post immunotherapy