There are about 194 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Costa Rica. 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.
Passive immunotherapy is a therapeutic alternative used in a variety of infectious diseases including COVID-19. Equine polyclonal hyperimmune sera is a source of neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 and a therapeutic alternative under investigation in COVID-19 patients. In the previous study NCT04610502 no significant variations were observed regarding efficacy and safety between two different pharmaceutical preparations of equine hyperimmune sera and adequate tolerability was reported with both investigational products. Formulations were produced through repeated immunization with viral recombinant proteins and contain either antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 S1 protein (S type) or a combination of viral proteins that included S1, N (nuclear), E (envelop) and M (membrane) (M type). Another investigation (NCT04494984) found that the administration of a pharmaceutical preparation similar to the S type produced clinical improvement in hospitalized patients with SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia, particularly those with severe disease. Aim: Evaluate the efficacy and safety of three different doses of an anti-SARS-CoV-2 hyperimmune equine serum formulation (S-type) as an addition to the standard therapeutic approach in adult hospitalized patients with a diagnosis of moderate or severe COVID-19, radiological findings consistent with pneumonia and a symptom onset period not exceeding 10 days. A total of 156 patients will be included and randomly divided into four groups, each group will receive a different dose of the investigational drug. On day 1, all participants will receive a single intravenous infusion containing the specified dose according to their assigned group. Clinical assessments, laboratory determinations that include: viral load, antibodies quantification, inflammatory and coagulation markers, cytokines levels as well as standard evaluations will be performed for each patient. Data will be collected for all groups on Days 0 to 7, 14 and 28 or at discharge after completion of treatment. The study will end for each participant on the day of discharge from the hospital.
This is a Phase III, open label, randomized, two-arm, multicenter study designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of atezolizumab plus lenvatinib or sorafenib versus lenvatinib or sorafenib alone in locally advanced or metastatic and/or unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) participants who have progressed following prior HCC treatment with atezolizumab and bevacizumab combination.
This is a clinical trial comparing an investigative accommodative IOL and two commercial IOLs in patients with cataracts undergoing primary cataract surgery.
Reports of the use of plasma from convalescent patients and purified immunoglobulin preparations in respiratory infections by various viral agents and SARS-CoV-2 in severely ill patients suggest that specific neutralizing antibodies may benefit their clinical course. During the previous SARS-CoV epidemic in 2003, preparations of hyperimmune equine serum were produced and demonstrated in vitro viral neutralization. These preparations were also successful in several animal models. Taking advantage of the important trajectory of our country in the study and use of equine hyperimmune serums with neutralizing antibodies for snake venom, preparations of hyperimmune serums against recombinant proteins of SARS-CoV-2 were produced through repeated immunization of horses, a first group of animals was inoculated with the "S" (Spike) protein of the virus and the second group with a mixture "M" of the S1 (Spike) proteins, the N (Nucleoprotein) protein and a construct with epitopes of the S1, E (Envelope) and M (Membrane) proteins, generating two different pharmaceutical preparations. Objective: Evaluate the efficacy and safety of two hyperimmune equine serum anti-Sars-CoV-2 ("S" and "M") formulations as an addition to the standard therapeutic approach for hospitalized patients with COVID-19 over 18 years of age with the presence of at least 2 risk factors and a symptom onset period not exceeding 10 days. A total of 52 patients will be included and randomly divided into two balanced groups. On day 1, all participants from each group will receive an intravenous infusion containing 10ml (one vial) of hyperimmune equine anti-Sars-CoV-2 serum labeled as A or B. Patients will be evaluated clinically, general laboratory, SARS-CoV-2 serologies, SARS-CoV-2 viral load and cytokines level as well as pulmonary ultrasound. Data will be collected for both groups on Days 0 to 7, 10 and 14 or discharge after completion of treatment. The study will end for each participant on the day of discharge from the hospital.
The objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the investigational Omega Refractive Capsule (model VI)
The objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the investigational Omega Refractive Capsule (model V)
The purpose of the study is to verify the sensibility and accuracy of a rapid detection test for SARS-CoV-2 in breath samples analyzed by the breath detector analyzer TeraSystem, comparing with PCR tests.
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.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of tiragolumab in combination with atezolizumab and atezolizumab monotherapy in patients with programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1)-positive cervical cancer (metastatic and/or recurrent).
70 couples (married or cohabiting) will be recruited across 5 countries (12-18 in each country: Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, México, and Spain). After their entry into the study is confirmed, couples will be randomly allocated into one of two groups: intervention or control (no intervention). In each country, both groups will have equal number of couples. Couples in the intervention group will receive 20 sessions of Emotionally Focused couple Therapy (EFT). Couples in the control group will receive no intervention during the study period (they will receive a shorter intervention after the trial is over). Participants of both groups will fill questionnaires before allocation, during the intervention period and after the intervention period. The main outcomes will be couple attachment, couple satisfaction and dyadic adjustment. The study will start in February 2020 for Argentina and Guatemala, and in September 2020 for Costa Rica, México, and Spain. The study period for each couple will be around 6 months.