There are about 594 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.
This study is aimed at assessing the efficacy of Apraclonidine eye drops in the treatment of ptosis secondary to myasthenia gravis.
In patients initiating Liraglutide for weight management, the objective is to compare the effect of Med diet, high protein/low carbohydrate (HP/LC) diet and low fat (LF) control diet on CV parameters, namely arterial stiffness, measured by carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV), and visceral adipose tissue, in addition to other metabolic indicators.
This research aims to measure anew way of calories counting using a mobile app on weight loss and adherence to the mobile app. The participants should be adults who is overweight or obese and should have a smartphone with access to the internet. The participants will fill a baseline survey, take the height and weight measurements, watch a video about the use of the calories counting and app. A follow up visit will be in 4 weeks to take the height and weight measurements and fill a questionnaire. There is an option for the participants to continue with the research for additional 11 months with visit at 3, 6 and 12 months.
The goal is to evaluate, after 5 to 8 years, the marginal bone loss around tissue-level implants and bone-level implants in patients who have not followed the maintenance program. Medical records of patients who have been implanted for at least 5 to 8 years and who have been lost during this period are collected from three private clinics in Beirut,Lebanon and the Saint Joseph University Health Center in Beirut,Lebanon. On an individual sheet, the patient as well as the implants data will be noted. Patients will be called for reevaluation after 5-8 years. After signing the informed consent, the measurements by a PCP-15 probe of the plaque index (FMPS) and the bleeding index (FMBS) as well as the height of the keratinized tissue are indicated on the sheet. If the smoking status has changed, this will be mentioned too. The marginal bone loss will be measured on the X-rays taken immediately after the implant placement, after 1 year of loading and then at the reevaluation session.
Periodontal diseases are infections cause by dental plaque (Socransky, 1970). Risk factors are present which modify the course of disease progression. One of these risk factors is tobacco smoking, which was first evaluated by Pindborg in 1947 and later by Grossi et al. in 1995. They found that tobacco smoking was strongly associated with attachment loss, bone loss, and lastly, tooth loss. Tooth loss in one of the most visible results of periodontal disease, which negatively affects physiological and psychological patient's life. The effects of cigarette smoking on periodontal status are independent of the plaque index and oral hygiene of the patient, due to the direct influence of tobacco on periodontal tissues. Several studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of periodontal therapy in reducing the rate of tooth loss as well as the importance of patient compliance with periodontal maintenance therapy and adequate oral hygiene practice in achieving this reduction. Compliance is the main problem faced in periodontal maintenance therapy. Low rates of compliance and patient adherence to a maintenance program was reported in the literature. Periodontal maintenance therapy can be considered a critical factor for success in controlling periodontitis and in the long-term maintenance of teeth. In addition, neglecting a regular periodontal maintenance therapy program has been associated with increased risk of reinfection and progression of periodontitis, as well as increased tooth loss. The establishment of a criteria for time interval between different supportive periodontal maintenance visits, is still controversial. Smokers are associated with low level of compliance to prevent being constantly reminded of quitting smoking as well as the health complications associated with the habit. There is a void in the literature addressing the direct influence of compliance and adherence in periodontal maintenance therapy and its contribution to arrest periodontitis progression, minimizing tooth loss, specifically in tobacco smoking patients, whether they are regular or irregular compliant with a long term follow-up up to 40 years. On the other hand, there is moderate scientific evidence that the independent effect of smoking is associated with the occurrence of tooth loss in individuals undergoing periodontal maintenance therapy. Lastly, only very few studies reported the specific outcome of periodontal maintenance therapy on tooth loss in regular and irregular compliant smokers compared to regular and irregular compliant non-smokers. The focused question in this study is "Does periodontal maintenance therapy affect annual tooth loss rates differently in regular and irregular compliant smokers and non-smokers?".
The purpose of my study is to test the effect of using piezosurgery and dexamethasone injection in the surgical extraction of impacted mandibular third molars, on Postoperative Pain.
Given the novelty of this risk assessment tool, this study will be interested in evaluating its effectiveness through a retrospective approach. The IDRA risk will be analyzed at the time of loading the implant (s) in patients who have already placed an implant (s) during the last five years at the Department of Periodontology and Oral Surgery using the information collected from the periodontal file previously completed. Therefore, patients whose IDRA has been calculated will be called for a clinical and radiological examination to verify the development or not of peri-implantitis or the loss of the implant. In this way, this tool for predicting peri-implant disease will be evaluated to see if it is really effective.
Spinal anesthesia affects the homeostatic systems resulting in intraoperative hypothermia and subsequently shivering. In fact, shivering may be seen after this technique in 30 to 40% of cases . Ondansetron and Nefopam have been used to prevent intraoperative shivering . However, no prospective, randomized, double-blind study has been conducted to this date in order to compare nefopam with ondansetron in the prevention of post-spinal anesthesia shivering. The primary objective of this prospective, randomized, double-blind study is to compare the incidence and intensity of shivering after spinal anesthesia for non-obstetric surgery in 2 groups of patients. Group A: Patients receiving 8 mg of ondansetron diluted in 20 ml of 0.9% normal saline over 30 minutes as they arrive to the operating theater(75 patients). • Group B: Patients receiving 20 mg of nefopam diluted in 20 ml of 0.9% normal saline over 30 minutes as they arrive to the operating theater (75 patients)
Obesity is associated with poor surgical outcome and complications. The literature does not provide a comprehensive view on the effect of body mass index (BMI) on perioperative outcomes in orthopedic surgeries. Therefore, we aim to determine the effect of BMI on 30-day perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing the first 25 most commonly performed orthopedic surgeries using a retrospective cohort study design. The knowledge of the effect of BMI on orthopedic surgeries will improve the knowledge of surgeons about the expected morbidities.
This is an interventional study assessing the impact of 'shadowing night shifts' early during medical school, on the wellbeing and level of anxiety of a students during their first official night shifts.