There are about 129 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Luxembourg. 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 INSPIRE study is interventional, European, prospective, open, multicentric, each patient being his/her own control. It is conducted to assess the safety and performance of the Atalante exoskeleton system in patients presenting an hemiplegia due to cerebrovascular accident. The primary endpoint is defined by the reported adverse events. The study will include 40 patients and takes place in six rehabilitation centers (4 in France, 1 in Luxembourg, 1 in Belgium).
This is an Open-label, single-arm, multicenter Phase II pilot study to assess the efficacy and safety of BMS-936558 with stereotactic ablative radiation therapy after induction chemotherapy in cholangiocarcinoma.
Food allergy is a global burden, affecting patients, society as a whole and the economy. For most common food allergies, patients synthesize specific IgE-antibodies against harmless food proteins. Clinical phenotypes of food-allergic patients are highly diverse. Differences in medical symptoms (organs, severity, delay), threshold and cross-reactivity levels suggest variable underlying endotypes. The aim of this study is to identify phenotypic biomarkers for advanced stratification of food-allergic patients. Our study will consist of up to 50 participants (30 food-allergic, 20 tolerant), recruited in Luxembourg. Clinical samples will be collected before, during and after the event of a double-blind placebo-controlled food challenge for patients. Multi-omics analyses of blood (sera, peripheral blood mononuclear cell, basophils) and stool will allow a deeper understanding of the underlying immune mechanisms, including allergen metabolism aspects, as well as the functional gut microbiome. Deciphering these basic aspects during the present pilot study is expected to pave the way towards novel personalized medicine approaches for diagnosing and treating of food-allergic individuals. This study is a cooperation project between the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL), the Luxemburg Institute of Health (LIH), the University of Luxembourg and the Integrated Biobank of Luxemburg (IBBL).
Predi-COVID is a prospective cohort study composed of people positively tested for COVID-19 in Luxembourg, followed digitally for monitoring participants' health evolution and symptoms at home. Participants will be actively followed for 14 days from the time of confirmation of diagnosis, whether they are at the hospital or at home in isolation or quarantine. Short evaluations will be also performed at week 3 and week 4 and then monthly for a period up to 12 months to assess potential long term consequences of COVID-19. A subsample of 200 participants will be contacted to integrate complementary clinical data and collect samples. The study aims at identifying factors associated with the COVID-19 disease severity. COVID-19 patients with severity criteria will be compared to patients with mild disease managed at home. A deep phenotyping related to the symptoms of the disease as well as biosampling allowing for laboratory-based and computational analytics will be performed.
CON-VINCE (COvid-19 National survey for assessing VIral spread by Non-affected CarriErs) is a national, monocentric, and longitudinal study aiming to evaluate the spread dynamics of the COVID-19 disease within the Luxembourgish population. Participants who are clinically asymptomatic or present with only mild symptoms will be followed up longitudinally, regularly tested for SARS-CoV-2 by RT-PCR, antibody status, and subjected to an epidemiological, clinical and biological phenotyping to better understand the nature, dynamics of infectivity and spread of the virus in the population. CON-VINCE will also track the psychological and socio-economic impact of long-term containment measures on the general population.
Many human populations across the world are deficient in the intake of dietary fiber. This decline in fiber consumption parallels an increase in prevalence of a multitude of diseases (e.g. colorectal cancer, multiple sclerosis). A possible link for this association between dietary changes and the diseases could rest in the trillions of commensal gut microbes that digest dietary fibers, provide energy for colonic cells, and modulate the immune system. However, the molecular mechanisms that link fiber deficiency via the activities of the gut microbiome to various diseases have been poorly understood. The investigators previously showed that, in a mouse model with a defined human gut microbiota, removal of fiber from the diet favors proliferation of bacteria that degrade the gut's protective mucus lining. In the proposed project, the investigators aim to translate our findings from mouse studies to humans using a 2x2 crossover study among healthy adults. Forty participants will be randomly assigned to a low- or high-fiber dietary intervention and then, following a washout period to reverse any changes, switched to the other diet type. By employing longitudinal sampling of stool collections, the investigators envision that participants will exhibit increased abundance and activities of mucolytic bacteria when fed a low-fiber diet. The unique selling point of the proposed study involves setting up high-throughput culture collections of mucus-degrading bacteria, whose abundances and activities will be investigated by sequencing and enzymatic assays in stool. Additionally, the investigators will measure inflammatory markers in blood using CyTOF to assess whether short-term fiber deficiency exerts detectable changes in the host immune function. Thus, the proposed dietary intervention clinical trial will help elucidate the role of fiber deficiency in various chronic diseases.
This study is a multi-centre, adaptive, randomized, open clinical trial of the safety and efficacy of treatments for COVID-19 in hospitalized adults. The study is a multi-centre/country trial that will be conducted in various sites in Europe with Inserm as sponsor. Adults (≥18 year-old) hospitalized for COVID-19 with SpO2 ≤ 94% on room air OR acute respiratory failure requiring supplemental oxygen or ventilatory support will be randomized between 4 treatment arms, each to be given in addition to the usual standard of care (SoC) in the participating hospital: SoC alone versus SoC + Remdesivir versus SoC + Lopinavir/Ritonavir versus SoC (this treatment arm has been ceased since June 29, 2020) + Lopinavir/Ritonavir plus interferon ß-1a versus SoC (this treatment arm has been ceased since June 29, 2020) + Hydroxychloroquine (this treatment arm has been ceased since May 24, 2020). Randomization will be stratified by European region and severity of illness at enrollment (moderate disease: patients NOT requiring non-invasive ventilation NOR high flow oxygen devices NOR invasive mechanical ventilation NOR ECMO and severe disease: patients requiring non-invasive ventilation OR high flow oxygen devices OR invasive mechanical ventilation OR ECMO). The interim trial results will be monitored by a Data Monitoring Committee, and if at any stage evidence emerges that any one treatment arm is definitely inferior then it will be centrally decided that that arm will be discontinued. Conversely, if good evidence emerges while the trial is continuing that some other treatment(s) should also be being evaluated then it will be centrally decided that one or more extra arms will be added while the trial is in progress. The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of different investigational therapeutics relative to the control arm in patients hospitalized with COVID-19, the primary endpoint is the subject clinical status (on a 7-point ordinal scale) at day 15.
An Expanded Access Program for UROMUNE® for patients suffering from recurrent/chronic urinary tract infections of diverse etiology. This is for individuals for whom antibiotic therapy has failed, but of consideration in all cases, taking into account antibiotic-induced adverse reactions and increasing antibiotic resistance.
This study is a Prospective, Multi-center, Single-arm clinical study, in patients with Coronary Artery Disease, including patients with silent ischemia (excluding STEMI), who qualify for elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), aimed to assess the Safety and Efficacy of the R-One device in elective PCI.
A postprandial intervention study is conducted on healthy male subjects to evaluate whether the addition of proteins (why protein isolate, soy protein) can help to increase the bioavailability of carotenoids from a tomato/carrot beverage.