There are about 208 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Dominican Republic. 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.
Adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1 DM) tend to have poor metabolic control. There are no mobile applications in our language in our environment, and patients are accessible in addition to the difficulties involved in these manual calculations. One way to bridge the knowledge gaps in T1 DM self-management is by using technology to optimize metabolic control and reduce the risks of associated comorbidities, with a mobile application that helps optimize decision-making in self-management. This research aims to help people with type 1 diabetes to change the glycemic blood levels and to be able to calculate the food together with the amount of insulin with food from the region. To evaluate the acceptability and effectiveness of the application, the investigators will carry out a pilot evaluation test. The participants in this pilot test will be 20 people between 14 and 18 years old with T1DM, users of the pediatric diabetology service of the National Institute of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Nutrition (INDEN).
Early diagnosis of LC in the asymptomatic stage through intentional screening programs and/or incidental pulmonary nodule identification and follow-up are known to improve outcomes significantly. There are large gaps in the screening and early detection of LC, especially in LMIC - driven by multifactorial aspects, including a variety of socioeconomic and infrastructural factors, mainly due to limitations in the required network of specialized human resources and technical capacity. Identifying LC at an early stage allows for treatment that is more likely to be curative, thereby improving survival. The present study aims to characterize the lung nodule journey in different hospitals/clinics across Latin America, describing the use of health resources, time to diagnosis, stage at diagnosis, and time to treatment depending on the source of nodule identification in two different cohorts (retrospective and prospective).
This study is a 6-month, prospective, comparative, multicenter, bilateral, parallel group, randomized (2:1), subject/evaluator masked clinical investigation of the investigational mDCB00 IOL as compared to the DCB00 IOL. The study will be conducted at up to 8 sites in countries where both the investigational and control lenses are approved for market and/or for evaluation in a clinical study and will include a total of up to 200 subjects. Subjects will be randomly assigned to receive either the test lens or the control lens in both eyes.
A prospective, nonrandomized, open label study to evaluate the safety and IOP lowering effectiveness of the Streamline Surgical System, in patients with mild-to-moderate open angle glaucoma undergoing cataract surgery.
Study to determine immunogenicity and safety following administration of 2 doses of novel oral poliovirus vaccine type 2 (nOPV2) given at different intervals of 1 week or 2 weeks or the standard 4-week interval in infants
This study is a multisite ,grouped test-negative case-control , phase Ⅳ clinical trial of an inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine (CoronaVac) manufactured by Sinovac Research and Development Co., Ltd.The purpose of this study is to estimate the protective effectiveness of complete vaccination (measured ≥14 days after the second dose) of CoronaVac against symptomatic SARS-COV-2 infections ,COVID-19 hospitalizations and severe cases.
The overall objective of this study is to develop a feasible and acceptable mental health app which delivers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for depressed patients in the Dominican Republic. This proposal meets the research objectives of NIMH in delivering mental health care to populations with low literacy, and supporting health care systems in monitoring and improving the quality of mental health. In the proposed study, the investigators will upgrade, implement, and evaluate a depression treatment app and assess trained facilitators' capacity in managing participants' depression symptoms using the app. The investigators will conduct a randomized controlled trial (RCT) among 120 participants who screen positive for mild to moderate depression or anxiety on the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) or GAD- 7 via a university-based Covid mental health hotline. The app, El Buen Consejo Móvil (EBCM), will be downloaded to the participants' own Android phone. Participants will be randomized to receive the EBCM app with the functionality to connect individuals to one another via a facilitator-guided chat room (ECBM-G; n= 60) or to receive the same contents as an individualized facilitator-guided CBT program without the group functionality (ECBM-I; n=60). Recruitment and mixed-methods data collection will be conducted by phone, given current circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. Process outcomes will be evaluated for the trained facilitators. The primary outcomes for app users will be acceptability of the app and perceptions of social interactivity for those randomized to the group condition. Validated questionnaires will be administered to measure perceived emotional support, loneliness, and interactivity. Level of adherence and effectiveness, the secondary outcomes, will be assessed by frequency of interaction with the app, completion of treatment for either treatment modality, and change in depressive symptoms. The investigators hypothesize that the use of the app for guided self-help can be enhanced through group interaction. EBCM can result in increased access to care in low-income community settings where patients are not currently receiving treatment due to logistical barriers and the stigma of seeking care in a mental health care setting.
The primary objectives of this phase 3, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study are to determine the efficacy, and safety/tolerability, of molnupiravir (MK-4482) in adults who reside with a person infected with COVID-19. It is hypothesized that molnupiravir is superior to placebo in preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection through Day 14 in participants (regardless of baseline viral test result) who do not have confirmed or suspected COVID-19 at time of screening and randomization.
A parallel-group randomized clinical trial was conducted with 45 patients of the Orthodontic Clinic of Universidad Iberoamericana's (UNIBE) Postgraduate Unit. The study hypothesis was that motivational interview plus oral hygiene instructions would be more effective in maintaining long-term oral hygiene in comparison with conventional oral hygiene instructions alone. A computer-generated list of numbers created with Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) V21.0 was used to random allocate participants into the experimental or the control group. Monthly oral hygiene instructions and a G.U.M. kit were given to the sample. Additionally, the experimental group received motivational interviewing sessions by a trained periodontist. Simplified Oral Hygiene Index, Gingival Index, Periodontal Probing Depth and Bleeding on Probing were recorded at baseline, three and six months after the beginning of the study. Repeated-measures analysis of variance and chi-squared test were conducted.
This observational study, a multicenter retrospective cohort database study, carried out in two medical centers, Centro Medico Bournigal (CMBO) in Puerto Plata and Centro Medico Punta Cana (CMPC) in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, sought to determine whether Ivermectin, at a weekly orally dose of 0.2 mg/kg, is an effective pre-exposure prophylactic method (PrEP) for the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), in the healthcare workers. The study began on June 29, 2020 and ended on July 26, 2020 (4 weeks).