There are about 61 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Monaco. 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 aims to study, in patient with Parkinson's disease, mild to moderate stage (according to Movement Disorder Society Clinical Diagnostic Criteria for Parkinson's Disease, Postuma et al., 2015): - the evolution of oculomotricity markers over time. - the correlation between neurological evaluations (motor and non-motor scores), neuropsychological evaluations (cognitive disorders) and oculomotricity evaluation, over a follow-up period of 7 years. - the impact of antiparkinsonian drugs on the evolution of oculomotricity assessment by video-oculography. - the value of oculomotricity assessment by video-oculography as an evolutionary marker of the disease.
The study aims: - to observe a population particularly exposed by the past to brain trauma and concussion: Motorsport Pilots who are retired from a professional practice of motor sport; - to report results of their neuro-cognitive evaluations, - to determine if specific profiles emerge. - to evaluate potential consequences of these traumas' history at a cerebral, physical and psychological level. - to evaluate the contribution of the various examinations performed as part of a concussion assessment in routine care (eye-tracking, brain imaging, Neuropsychological Assessment).
This study aims to: - analyze prospectively the prevalence of subclinical oculomotor disorders (OMDs) in different phenotypes of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and to study correlations with brain MRI T2 data. - highlight link between modification of visual exploration strategies to decode emotions, and social behavioral disorders, in patients with demyelinating disease, from early to clinically definite stages.
This study aims to compare measurements obtained through the e-VOG application (mobile application, usable on mobile phones or tablets, to measure eye movements) with measurements from the standard video-oculography device (Eye-Tracker®T2), in patient with Multiple Sclerosis.
Analysis of gaze patterns during social cognition tasks and standardised exploration of a specific artwork, between elderly subjects without cognitive disorders and subjects with neurodegenerative diseases such as Fronto-Temporal Dementia, Alzheimer's Dementia or Parkinson's Disease
Study Rational Since December 2019, outbreak of COVID-19 caused by a novel virus SARS-Cov-2 has spread rapidly around the world and became a pandemic issue. First data report high mortality in severe patients with 30% death rate at 28 days. Exact proportions of the reasons of death are unclear: severe respiratory distress syndrome is mainly reported which can be related to massive cell destruction by the virus, bacterial surinfection, cardiomyopathy or pulmonary embolism. The exact proportion of all these causes is unknown and venous thromboembolism could be a major cause because of the massive inflammation reported during COVID-19. High levels of D-dimers and fibrin degradation products are associated with increased risk of mortality and some authors suggest a possible occurrence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) during COVID-19. Indeed, COVID-19 infected patients are likely at increased risk of VTE. In a multicenter retrospective cohort study from China, elevated D-dimers levels (>1g/L) were strongly associated with in-hospital death, even after multivariable adjustment. Also, interestingly,the prophylactic administration of anticoagulant treatment was associated with decreased mortality in a cohort of 449 patients, with a positive effect in patients with coagulopathy (sepsis-induced coagulopathy score ≥ 4) reducing the 28 days mortality rate (32.8% versus 52.4%, p=0.01). However the presence/prevalence of VTE disease is unknown in COVID-19 cancer patients with either mild or severe disease. Cancer patients are at a higher risk of VTE than general population (x6 times) and could be consequently at a further higher of VTE during COVID-19, in comparison with non-cancer patients. The exact rate of VTE and pulmonary embolism during COVID-19 was never evaluated, especially in cancer patients, and is of importance in order to understand if this disease needs appropriate prophylaxis against VTE. The largest series of cancer patients so far included 28 COVID-19 infected cancer patients: the rate of mortality was 28.6%. 78.6% of them needed oxygen therapy, 35.7% of them mechanical ventilation. Pulmonary embolism was suspected in some patients but not investigated due to the severity of the disease and renal insufficiency, reflecting the lack of data in this situation. The aim of the present study is to analyze the rate of symptomatic/occult VTE in a cohort of patients with cancer. Expected benefits Anticipated benefits of the research are the detection of VTE in order to treat it for the included patient. For all COVID-19 positive cancer patients it will enable to provide some guidelines and determine which patient are at risk for VTE and which will need ultrasound to detect occult VTE. Foreseeable risks Foreseeable risks for patients are non-significant because the additional procedures needed are ultrasound exam, and blood sample test. Methodology Retrospective and prospective (ambispective), multicentric study to evaluate the occurrence of venous thromboembolism during COVID-19 infection. Indeed, because the outbreak can end within the next 3-6 months, Investigators may not be able to answer the question if Investigators only focus on patients investigated prospectively. Investigators then decided to include patients from medical team who are already systemically screening patients with COVID-19 disease for VTE. Trial objectives Main objective To evaluate the rate of venous thromboembolism at 23 days during COVID-19 infection in cancer patients.
Seasonal influenza is a frequent disorder with high impact on morbidity and mortality and significant burden on healthcare-related cost. In France, the 2018-2019 flu epidemic has led to 13,100 all-cause death including 9,900 death directly related to the viral infection. As cross-transmission of influenza is responsible for nosocomial outbreaks, preventing transmission of infectious agents in healthcare settings is a major issue. If vaccination of patients and healthcare givers remains cornerstone, control procedures are mandatory. Therefore patients admitted with influenza require isolation precautions including admission in a single room and protective measures. Based on experts advise, isolation is currently recommended for 5 to 8 days. Duration of isolation depends on immune status and antiviral therapy. However, during periods of epidemic, every hospital room is valuable and each ressource has to be tightly used. Risk of contamination is related to the presence of influenza in the upper airways. To the Promoteur 's knowledge, presence of influenza in the upper airways has not been studied in patients receiving oseltamivir. The question is : Do duration of isolation in patients admitted with flu decreas when they are treated with antiviral therapy. To answer this question The Promoteur would aim to determine influenza carriage in the upper airways in in-patients treated by olsetamivir.
The aim of the study was to assess the inflammatory status at the presumed peak of the inflammatory phase in non-critically ill patients requiring admission for COVID-19. Patients admitted with COVID-19 from March 27th to May 3rd, 2020 were prospectively enrolled. All patients had an initial chest CT-scan for diagnosis on admission and a second chest CT-scan for follow-up concomitant with a FDG PET/CT between day 6 and day 14 after the onset of symptoms.
There is increasing evidence that [18F]-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (18F-FDG) PET/CT is useful in the identification and treatment of disease processes that involve cardiac inflammation and infection. Current applications include imaging intra-cardiac device and prosthetic valve infections, evaluating patients with known or suspected cardiac sarcoidosis or other inflammatory cardiomyopathies. However, because normal myocardium can metabolize both glucose and free fatty acids (FFAs), physiological accumulation of FDG in the myocardium can interfere with the recognition of abnormal FDG uptake. The use of a low-carbohydrate diet with a prolonged fast ≥ 12 h nutrition followed by a fast of at least four hours is the effective preparation recommended to suppress physiological myocardial FDG uptake. However, the rate of suppression of physiological accumulation of FDG with this method in our center is only 50%.
To date no treatment has proven its effectiveness in the caring of patients infected with type 2 Coronavirus. The Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace (CHPG) has decided to only propose randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trials to patients at the early and symptomatic stages of the disease. Data from the literature show in vitro results on the potential clinical benefit of some treatments such as chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine (HXCQ). Observational data suggest a potential benefit of this treatment alone or in combination with azithromycin (HXCQ + AZ). These data were advertised or led to a request from ambulatory medicine and patients to have access to these treatments despite their poor level of evidence. This leads to a decrease in the number of patients recruitable for clinical trials because they refuse the concept of control arms or they wish active treatment (CQ, HXCQ or HXCQ + AZ) from the start. In this context, we propose to conduct in parallel with randomized trials, a so-called "patient preference" protocol which, after patients information, gives them the choice, either to participate in the trial or to choose between treatment with HXCQ, treatment with HXCQ + AZ or standard of care without medication. The patients follow-up and the main endpoint will be the same under the patient preference protocol as for the randomized trial. The advantage of this approach is to offer a common follow-up to all patients, to take into account patients who refuse to participate in the clinical trial, to obtain external validity data, to reduce selection bias and to increase the heterogeneity of patients exposed to treatment options. The expected objective is to see if the patient preference protocol leads to observe the same effects as in the randomized trial.