There are about 630 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Lebanon. 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 aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of opioid-free general anesthesia for breast surgeries in female patients.
This study aims to evaluate the pathophysiological aspects of the role of inflammation and gut microbiota in mood disorders, in particular in depression, and their therapeutic implications on a cohort of the Lebanese population. Specific objective: The evaluation of probiotic intake (CEREBIOME®, Lallemand Health Solutions Inc., Mirabel, Canada) on depressive patients and the inflammatory state. Evaluate the effect of oral intake of a probiotic agent, on clinical and plasma inflammatory markers, in a subgroup of target patients versus a subgroup treated with placebo, in combination with conventional treatment.
The tobacco use burden in Lebanon is exceptionally high: 35% of adults are current cigarette smokers and 39% are current waterpipe smokers. Although the World Health Organization endorses evidence-based interventions for population-level tobacco dependence treatment, recommended treatments are not integrated as a routine part of primary care in Lebanon, as is the case in other low-resource settings. The objective of this proposal is to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of promising multi-component interventions for implementing evidence-based cessation treatment in Lebanon's national system of primary health care centers.
The aim of this observational study is to determine the factors influencing the decision-making process for breast surgery type, in Lebanese women likely to face breast cancer. The main questions it aims to answer are the presence or not of a correlation between the type of choice and the following data: - Demographic - Health Status - Several factors that may influence the decision Participants will complete a well-structured and organized online survey
Objective: Implant surface topography is a key element in achieving osseointegration. Nanostructured surfaces have shown promising results in accelerating and improving bone healing around dental implants. The main objective of the present clinical study is to compare, at 4 and 6w, bone-to-implant contact in implants having either machined surface (MAC), SLA medium roughness surface or a Nanostructured Calcium-Incorporated surface (XPEED®). Thirty five mini-implants with 3 different surface treatments (XPEED® (n=16) - SLA (n=13) - Machined (n=6)), were placed in the posterior maxilla of 11 patients then retrieved at either 4 or 6w in a randomized split-mouth study design.
The reproductive life plan is a protocol intended to promote preconception planning, improve reproductive health and increase health knowledge. The aim of the study is to evaluate the importance of including the reproductive life plan counseling during contraceptive counseling.
The preparation of the implant site has a major influence on the success rate and long-term survival of dental implants. Piezoelectric devices and special implant drilling inserts are now emerging to replace conventional drills.
Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) heat and vaporize a nicotine-containing liquid to produce an aerosol that can deliver nicotine to the blood and the brain. ENDS use has increased rapidly in the last decade, especially among youth: over 20% of US high school students are current ENDS users, and there is evidence of nicotine dependence in this population. Federal legislation has been proposed that would restrict ENDS liquid nicotine concentration to make ENDS "significantly less addictive and appealing to youth." However, these and other efforts to curb addiction by limiting nicotine liquid concentration are unlikely to succeed because nicotine emissions from ENDS depend on multiple variables. To achieve the intended public health aims, regulations targeting addiction must focus on nicotine delivery, not nicotine concentration. While nicotine delivery cannot be regulated directly, the rate at which an ENDS emits nicotine, the "nicotine flux", can be regulated and, importantly, predicted based on a few device design and operating variables. However, to date there is no empirical evidence demonstrating the relationship between flux and delivery, nor between flux and the subjective effects that support nicotine dependence. Closing this gap is essential for providing an effective framework for regulating ENDS. At the American University of Beirut, the investigators will assess the relationship between nicotine flux, form, and subjective effects. Participants will use ENDS devices with varying nicotine fluxes and forms. Dependency measures, such as urge to smoke, craving, and abstinence, will be assessed. The outcome will indicate the degree to which nicotine flux/form influence subjective effects related to dependency, puffing intensity, and exposure to toxicants. In summary, this project will provide the empirical evidence needed for public health agencies to use nicotine flux as an encompassing and convenient construct to regulate nicotine delivery from ENDS.
A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, 3-arm multicenter phase 3 study to assess the efficacy and safety of ianalumab in patients with active Sjögren's syndrome (NEPTUNUS-2)
This study is an open-label study to evaluate the safety of long-term administration of inclacumab in participants with sickle cell disease (SCD). Participants in this study will have completed a prior study of inclacumab.