There are about 2723 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Hong Kong. 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.
Preeclampsia (PE) is one of the leading causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. This pregnancy-specific disorder poses to both pregnant women and their offspring an increased risk of immediate and long-term health problems. Our group is conducting a study entitled "FORECAST" (Implementation of First-trimester Screening and preventiOn of pREeClAmpSia Trial) and established the infrastructure for the first-trimester "screen and prevent" program for preterm PE. However, there is no established evidence regarding the benefit of scheduled labor induction versus expectant management among women identified as high-risk for PE with uncomplicated pregnancy at term. We postulate that induction of labor at 39 weeks' gestation may possibly be an effective intervention to reduce placental complications in women with uncomplicated pregnancy by 39 weeks at high-risk PE women.
Teachers in Hong Kong are susceptible to professional stress and its associated psychosomatic illnesses. To enhance teachers' well-being, mindfulness training is conducted in local schools. The present study is a randomized controlled trial to investigate 1) the effects of mindfulness training on teachers' well-being (i.e. general health, positive affect, stress, negative affect); 2) whether decentering strategy (vs. cognitive reappraisal strategy) is nurtured by mindfulness practice; and 3) whether decentering instead of cognitive reappraisal is the mediator that explains the impact of mindfulness on well-being. Participants will be randomized to either intervention (8-week .b Foundations course) or waiting-list control condition.
Since much is unknown about factors that lead to progression of the pre-neoplastic lesions and cancer. In addition, there is ongoing debate on the optimal surveillance intervals and techniques. To solve these important clinical questions, we propose for the establishment of a registry for a longitudinal study with the hopes of changing clinical practice in the near future.
Lung cancer is one of the most common cancer diseases, globally and locally. Several health benefits of increased physical activity (PA) have been reported for people with cancer. PA plays a critical role across the cancer trajectory, from prevention through to post-diagnosis and has been proposed as an alternative for improving physical and psychosocial health outcomes, reducing cancer recurrence, and cancer-specific and all-cause mortality. Although there are a variety of exercise intervention programs for cancer patients, those programs were quite intensive, requiring individuals to commit extra time and effort. Feeling of overwhelmed appointments, lack of time, other barriers, including high cost and limited access to facilities are the most frequently reported barriers that prevent people from starting and maintaining exercise. Hence, the investigators propose to use a brief messaging lifestyle modification intervention program to incorporating simple and easy-to-do patient-centred home-based lifestyle-integrated exercise into daily activities of patients with lung cancer. The aims are to explore the feasibility of using instant messaging to enhance physical activity and improve their fatigue, emotion and quality of life, and obtain feedback from patients for intervention and study design improvement.
DESTINY-Lung04 will investigate the efficacy and safety of Trastuzumab Deruxtecan (T-DXd) versus Standard of Care (SoC) as first-line treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) with HER2 Exon 19 or 20 mutations
Precision Robotics' Sirius Robotic Flexible Endoscopic System is a new fully integrated compact 3D laparoscopic camera system with a disposable single-use flexible tip that can change its viewing direction. The aim of this IDEAL-D Stage 1 study was to demonstrate that the Sirius System could safely replace the conventional laparoscope in the surgical workflow for minimally invasive gynaecological laparoscopic surgery
Teachers in Hong Kong are susceptible to professional stress and its associated psychosomatic illnesses. To enhance teachers' well-being, mindfulness training is conducted in local schools. The present study is a randomized controlled trial to explore 1) the relationship between mindfulness, common humanity, self-compassion, compassion, and well-being of school teachers; 2) whether mindfulness and common humanity are the antecedents of self-compassion and compassion; 3) the conditions under which compassion and self-compassion are highly correlated. Participants will be randomized to either intervention (8-week .b Foundations course) or waiting-list control condition. They will complete an online survey before (baseline), after (post-intervention), and two-months (follow-up) after the intervention.
The aim of this retrospective study is to define the paraneural (fascial) sheath and fascial compartments that surround the brachial plexus at the supraclavicular fossa by reviewing previous ultrasound images from cases that have undergone ultrasound guided selective trunk brachial plexus block.
This study will evaluate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of astegolimab in combination with standard of care chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) maintenance therapy in patients with COPD who are former or current smokers and have a history of frequent exacerbations.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by disturbances in communication, poor social skills, and aberrant behaviors. Particularly detrimental are the presence of restricted and repetitive stereotyped behaviors and uncontrollable temper outbursts over trivial changes in the environment, which often cause emotional stress for the children, their families, schools and neighborhood communities. Fundamental to these cognitive and behavioral problems is the disordered cortical connectivity and resultant executive dysfunction that underpin the use of effective strategies to integrate information across contexts. Brain connectivity problems affect the rate at which information travels across the brain. Slow processing speed relates to a reduced capacity of executive function to recall and formulate thoughts and actions automatically, with the result that autistic children with poor processing speed have great difficulty learning or perceiving relationships across multiple experiences. In consequence, these children compensate for the impaired ability to integrate information from the environment by memorizing visual details or individual rules from each situation. This explains why children with autism tend to follow routines in precise detail and show great distress over seemingly trivial changes in the environment. To date, there is no known cure for ASD, and the disorder remains a highly disabling condition. Recently, a non-invasive brain stimulation technique, transcranial direct current Stimulation (tDCS) has shown great promise as a potentially effective and costeffective tool for reducing core symptoms such as anxiety, aggression, impulsivity, and inattention in patients with autism. This technique has been shown to modify behavior by inducing changes in cortical excitability and enhancing connectivity between the targeted brain areas. However, not all ASD patients respond to this intervention the same way and predicting the behavioral impact of tDCS in patients with ASD remains a clinical challenge. This proposed study thus aims to address these challenges by determining whether resting-state EEG and clinical data at baseline can be used to differentiate responders from non-responders to tDCS treatment. Findings from the study will provide new guidance for designing intervention programs for individuals with ASD.