There are about 1895 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Ireland. 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.
The purpose of this study is to determine the upper tolerable limit of Sugars from Fiber
The goal of the clinical trial is to investigate adherence to, and effects of, the Bluedrop Monitoring System (BMS) in high-risk patients with at least one previous diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). The BMS is a remote thermovisual monitoring system, which allows the condition of the soles of the feet to be remotely monitored for thermal and visual signs of inflammation, both of which may signal the onset of certain conditions, such as diabetic foot ulcers. It is comprised of the Delta Foot Scanner (DFS) device and its accompanying Sentinel Review Interface (SRI) software. The Covid-19 pandemic has driven the need for remote patient care where possible. Although this is challenging for people with foot ulcers, prevention is the key. Remote thermovisual monitoring might help reduce recurrent foot ulcers and therefore the number of necessary hospital visits which always puts the patient at increased risk of Covid infection.
This study's aim is to evaluate the feasibility of introducing a women's malignancy survivorship clinic incorporating symptom management through ePRO collection (complex intervention) into routine follow up care in patients with early-stage Hormone Receptor(HR)-positive breast and gynaecologic cancer post primary curative therapy.
The SPINDLE study will examine sleep in infants with atopic dermatitis by serial assessment over the first year of life, in comparison to infants without atopic dermatitis. Sleep will be assessed using electroencephalography, actigraphy, and sleep questionnaires.
Preliminary research from our group indicates that up to half of COVID-19 patients are experiencing symptoms consistent with severe fatigue a median of 10 weeks after their initial illness, while almost one third of those previously employed have not returned to work. At present, most clinical and research measurements of fatigue have relied upon self-reported perception of sensations such as exhaustion or weariness. Using such tools, there is an inherent challenge for clinicians in differentiating between patients who are experiencing fatigue at a psychosocial level, versus those who are actively physiologically and neurocognitively deconditioned. The TROPIC study will use our existing clinical expertise and technology assisted solutions to address features of post-COVID-19 fatigue by quantifying physiological signatures of adverse sequelae in adult patients previously diagnosed with COVID-19, who are now COVID-19 negative. Our suite of assessments will encompass four systems; physical deconditioning, orthostatic instability, neurocognitive deficits and respiratory sequelae. This will not only inform accurate objective diagnostics of post-COVID-19 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, but will also guide clinicians in directing the most appropriate therapeutic interventions with maximum efficacy and specificity, bringing not only patient-related but also health system and economic benefits.
Plant-based proteins contain several amino acids that are essential to signal growth, reconditioning, maintenance and preservation of skeletal muscle mass. This study aims to inform on the nutrient activation of muscle protein synthesis (MPS) by feeding a plant protein isolate equivalent to 0.33 g of protein per kilogram of body mass.
Tracheal intubation (TI) is associated with a high risk of adverse events in critically ill patients and peri-intubation hemodynamic collapse is the most commonly observed. The primary aim of the PREVENTION trial is to compare the effect of the pre-emptive use of noradrenaline versus no peri-intubation use of noradrenaline on incidence of cardiovascular collapse following TI in adult critically ill patients. Patients with absolute indication or contraindication to vasopressor support will be excluded from this trial. Patients will be randomized 1:1 to a continuous infusion of noradrenaline started before induction titrated to the goal of MAP 100 mmHg. The primary outcome will be the incidence of cardiovascular collapse. Secondary outcomes will include lowest systolic blood pressure within 30 minutes, ICU and in-hospital mortality.
A single-blinded randomized controlled trial is initiated. Four weeks of plaster cast immobilization is compared with six weeks of plaster cast immobilization in adult patients with adequately reduced distal radius fracture. Primary outcome parameters are functional outcomes measured with the Patient Rated Wrist Evaluation after 6 months of follow-up (FU). Secondary outcomes are Disability of Arm, Shoulder and Hand Score after 6 months and one year, 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey after 6 months and one year, functional outcome earlier in Follow up (6 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months, and one year), range of motion, pain level, and complications: number of re-interventions, secondary displacement, delayed and non-union.
Neck of femur (NOF) fracture is a common presentation to the emergency department, particularly in our older population. NOF fracture is associated with a high social and economic cost with significant effects on patients' quality of life. Analgesia and ambulation are important determinants of outcome following NOF surgery. We propose to compare whether PENG or Femoral Nerve Block is associated with a greater degree of quadriceps motor dysfunction.
A unicompartmental (partial) knee replacement (UKR) is the removal of one part of the knee joint (a condyle), that has become damaged due to osteoarthritis, and replacing it with an artificial implant. The placement of these artificial implants and how they are aligned with each other is important because they can impact overall knee function and the long-term survival of the implant. A UKR is a highly effective, recognised procedure for patients with end-stage osteoarthritis affecting one compartment of the knee joint. The functional outcomes following UKA are at a minimum of equivalence to total knee arthroplasty procedures, with some recent literature demonstrating improved functional patient reported outcome scores. There have been significant developments in knee replacement surgery over recent years. In particular, the introduction of robotic surgical systems, such as the NAVIO and CORI systems (Smith+Nephew Plc). These systems are hand-held devices which can support the surgeon with the knee replacement procedure, the systems are image-free and do not require the patient to undergo any scans (such as CT scans). Comparisons of robotic systems to conventional instruments have demonstrated that robotic platforms produce fewer positioning errors in total knee replacement. This can result in more precise knee alignment and better outcomes following surgery. With both the NAVIO and CORI Surgical Systems there is a reduction in radiation exposure due to them being image-free. At present, there is some evidence available for the long-term outcomes of knee replacement implanted using robotic assistance (i.e. 2-10 years) however this study is designed to look at the early outcomes following UKR. There is no literature to date to show that robotic-assisted UKR is superior to conventional methods, within the early post-operative period (up to 12 months). This study is designed to show that the NAVIO/CORI surgical systems are better than conventional methods for UKR. The hypothesis is that they will be cost-effective, will reduce the time a patient spends in hospital following their surgery, will improve patient satisfaction during the early recovery period and will improve the patient's early post-operative mobility and function.