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NCT ID: NCT05613959 Completed - Pneumoperitoneum Clinical Trials

Evaluating the Novel Veress Plus Needle

Start date: January 1, 2021
Study type: Observational

18 participants (novices, intermediates and experts) performed in total 248 insertions in a systematic way on Thiel embalmed bodies with wide and small bore versions of the conventional VNc (conventional Veress Needle) and the VN+(The Veress Needle plus). Insertion depth was measured by recording the graduations on the needle under direct laparoscopic vision.

NCT ID: NCT05571254 Recruiting - Syncope Clinical Trials

The Management of Transient Loss of Consciousness and Suspected Syncope in European Emergency Departments

Start date: September 12, 2022
Study type: Observational

Prospective multi centre cohort study examining the clinical presentation, diagnostic tests, and management of adult Emergency Department (ED) patients presenting with Transient Loss of Consciousness (TLOC) either undifferentiated or thought to be of syncopal origin.

NCT ID: NCT05420233 Recruiting - Crohn Disease Clinical Trials

The CROCO Study: CROhn's Disease COhort Study

Start date: August 1, 2021
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

The investigators propose to create a prospective Crohn Disease cohort, where patients receiving the most up-to-date therapies with a treat-to-target strategy, will be closely followed to characterize the progression of Crohn Disease by measuring the Lémann Index over time. The goal of the CROCO Study - "Crohn's Disease Cohort Study" is to promote a greater understanding of the long-term evolution of Crohn Disease , to describe prospectively the impact of different therapeutic strategies and develop accurate predictors of bowel disease damage and disability.

NCT ID: NCT05202769 Recruiting - Clinical trials for Hemodynamic Monitoring

Non-Invasive Vital Signs Monitoring (NIVS) Project

Start date: February 11, 2022
Study type: Observational

This study is aimed at non-invasive extraction of cardiovascular and respiratory parameters from red-green-blue (RGB) and thermal imaging cameras from patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. The main focus of this study is in assessing the feasibility of implementing such a camera-based system for prolonged monitoring of patients, identifying limiting factors which may interfere with accuracy or practical aspects of the system, and postulating solutions to overcoming these.

NCT ID: NCT05077982 Not yet recruiting - Covid19 Clinical Trials

The Long Term Effects of COVID on Pulmonary Function

Start date: October 15, 2021
Study type: Observational

An observational cohort study of patients discharged from the ICU following admission with COVID19 infection, looking at their medical wellbeing 6 months after discharge from the ICU.

NCT ID: NCT05035589 Not yet recruiting - ARDS Clinical Trials

The Effect of Tocilizumab on Procalcitonin and Other Biochemical and Clinical Markers in the Setting of COVID-19 Pneumonia

Start date: September 20, 2021
Study type: Observational

This study aims to establish whether tocilizumab has any significant effect on procalcitonin levels on patients diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia requiring intensive care admission. The effects on other biochemical and clinical markers are also considered.

NCT ID: NCT04902768 Completed - Clinical trials for Congenital Heart Disease

Assessment of Patterns of Patient Reported Outcomes in Adults With Congenital Heart Disease - International Study II

Start date: August 1, 2019
Study type: Observational

This is an international, cross-sectional and descriptive study that aims to investigate differences in patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and patient-reported experience measures (PREMs) and that aims to explore the profile and healthcare needs of adults with congenital heart diseases.

NCT ID: NCT04775433 Recruiting - Physical Fitness Clinical Trials

'The Actual and Perceived Levels of Physical Fitness and Lifestyle Habits in University of Malta Students'

Start date: March 15, 2021
Study type: Observational

The ultimate goal for every health-care system is to have a healthy population by maintaining good physical fitness levels and lifestyle habits, including regular physical activity, good sleep quality, smoking and alcohol abstinence. The main components of physical fitness include body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. National research based on actual and perceived physical fitness levels in University of Malta (UM) students where both physical and non-physical testing are included, is lacking. Also, to the knowledge of the researcher, no such research investigated the relationship between the actual and perceived levels of physical fitness with lifestyle habits (smoking, alcohol consumption and sleep). This study aims to investigate the correlation between the actual and perceived levels of physical fitness (body composition, cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance and flexibility) by physical and non-physical testing, the correlation between lifestyle patterns (smoking, alcohol consumption and sleep.

NCT ID: NCT04771936 Completed - Osteoarthritis, Hip Clinical Trials

Relationship of Core Stability on Pain and Functional Levels in Patients Diagnosed With Hip Osteoarthritis

Start date: June 28, 2021
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common disease that occurs more commonly amongst the elderly and is caused by the destruction of the joint cartilage. It is considered to be one of the most common joint disorders worldwide and a main cause of disability amongst older adults. After the knee, the hip is considered to be the second most commonly affected joint by OA. One of the functional capacities affected by OA is muscle strength with studies looking into knee OA documenting a decrement of this measure. It is reported that the muscle strength of the quadriceps, hamstrings and other musculature around the hip is significantly impaired in patients with knee OA compared to age-matched controls. Evidence for quadriceps muscle weakness in knee OA is consistent and programs based on quadriceps strengthening exercises as a core component in the management of knee OA are now evidence-based. Lower extremity muscle weakness is also apparent in hip OA. However, compared to the knee, there is less literature on muscle strength in hip OA with guidelines for therapeutic exercise prescription being more expert rather than evidence-based. Therefore, one of the major questions that arises here is whether muscle weakness as observed in knee OA is evident in hip OA, and if so, which muscles are most affected. A concept which has been found to help diminish the effect of decreased muscle strength in the above mentioned muscle groups is optimal core stability. Core stability contributes to strength, endurance, flexibility and motor control all of which optimise the stability of the spine during both dynamic and static tasks in daily normal biomechanical function in patients with a diagnosis of OA knees. Despite such evidence, no studies to the knowledge of the researcher have looked into the effects of core stability on pain and functional levels in patients with a diagnosis of OA hip. A lack of literature in relation to this aspect is due to the unavailability of a gold standard for measuring core stability. Therefore, the objective of this study will be multifold with an investigation into which muscles in the lower limb are predominantly weaker, whether there is core muscle weakness in patients with hip OA, looking for any correlation between both these factors and whether an exercise programme leads to changes on functional activity and pain levels.

NCT ID: NCT04644978 Completed - Mental Illness Clinical Trials

European Study on the Attitude of Psychiatrists Towards Their Patients

Start date: July 29, 2020
Study type: Observational

Background: Many people think that people with mental disorders might be dangerous or unpredictable. These patients face various sources of disadvantages and experience discrimination on job interviews, in education, and housing. Mental health-related stigma (MHS) occurs not only within the public community, it is a growing issue among professionals as well. Aim: The investigators designed a prospective, observational, multi-centre, international study of 35 European countries to investigate the MHS among medical specialists and trainees in the field of general adult and child and adolescent psychiatry. Methods: An internet-based, anonymous survey will measure the stigmatizing attitude by using the local version of the Opening Minds Stigma Scale for Health Care Providers. Presentation of the Results: The results of the research will be published in an international peer-reviewed journal. Furthermore, the research team will present the results at national and international conferences.