There are about 27 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Mauritius. 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.
Pediculosis capitis or head lice infestation is a human medical condition caused by the infestation of the hair by the parasitic insect Pediculus humanus capitis (human head lice). The most common symptom of infestation is pruritus (itching) on the head which normally intensifies 3 to 4 weeks after the initial infestation. The test item has been developed with the ambition to offer a complete head lice treatment, whilst also offering ultimate convenience in use - making treatment of head lice infestation easy, and effective in few minutes. The objectives of this clinical study are to assess the efficacy and the safety of a new Medical Device for lice infestation treatment compared to a comparator device, already in market.
The aim of this post-market clinical follow up study is to confirm the performance and the safety of Ultra-gyn® (when used in accordance with its approved labelling)
Topical Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (TNPW) is an established tool in the management of Diabetic foot ulcer in many countries. This treatment option is under utilized in the public sector of Mauritius. This study aims to determine the efficacy of TNPW through identification of biomarkers in the Mauritian setting compared with conventional treatment. Patient with DFU will be selected based on an eligible criteria and randomly assigned to intervention group or control group. Primary Objective: To determine the efficacy of TNPW in the public sector in Mauritius Secondary Objectives: To compare healing times, prognostic factors skin biopsies based on biomarker, histological and genomic analysis A randomised controlled study is being proposed, where up to 100 participants will be recruited. The wounds of participants in the intervention arm will be managed with 3 weeks of TNPW.
Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a global health emergency, since its prevalence has become alarming in many countries in the previous years. Because of the increasing healthcare requirement, it has also progressively become an economic burden for every country. From the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Atlas (International Diabetes Federation, 2015), 415 million people worldwide were estimated to have DM in 2015 and this figure is expected to rise to 642 million in 2040. DM contributed to 5 million adult deaths globally in 2015. Mauritius has one of the highest DM prevalence in the world (24.3% prevalence for ages 20 - 79) for 2015 (International Diabetes Federation, 2015). 2,932 adult died due to Diabetes, and the average cost of DM related problems amount to 2 billion rupees per year. The Mauritius Non Communicable Diseases Survey (Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, 2015) reports an estimated 257,442 people between the ages of 25 and 74 with Diabetes in Mauritius. A high prevalence of pre-diabetes is also noted, which may subsequently result in diabetes and heart disease, if not appropriately managed. The DM epidemic has a significant impact locally and globally, calling for urgent remedial strategies to curb the spread. Studies have shown that patient's self-care including monitoring of blood glucose improve glycemic control (Allemann et al, 2009; Skeie et al, 2009; Istepanian et al, 2009). Patients are currently empowered through face to face counselling, websites, social media and other state of the art technologies. The use of smart phones for self-monitoring of blood glucose has shown to have substantial beneficial effects (Liang et al, 2011; Pal et al 2014). This project aims at using mobile technologies to instil behavioural changes in people living with DM and pre-diabetes in an attempt to alleviate the long term problems associated with DM. More precisely, it will constitute the development of an autonomous system for self-management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients in Mauritius. The prototype will be tested for feasibility among patients with T2DM and pre-diabetes. It is expected that the proposed system will help to reduce the financial burden on the healthcare system in Mauritius through patient empowerment and improved self-care in the long run.
The study aims at investigating the effects of the consumption of Moringa oleifera Lam leaves on biomedical markers of health among healthy individuals who are hyperglycaemic with a fasting blood glucose equal or greater than 5.5mmol/L. The main objectives are as follows: 1. To determine the effect of consuming 4 grams of Moringa oleifera Lam leaves infused in 200 ml of hot water twice daily on blood glucose level [BSc (Hons) Medical Science Student]. 2. To assess the effect of consuming 4 grams of Moringa oleifera Lam leaves infused in 200 ml of hot water twice daily on plasma lipids level [Master of Public Health Students]. 3. To compare the effect of the Moringa tea consumption on lipid profiles of both healthy and hyperglycemic participants [Master of Public Health Students]. 4. To evaluate the effects of Moringa oleifera Lam leaves on blood anti-oxidant status [BSc (Hons) Nutritional Sciences Student]. The research work will consist of (1) Experimental intervention: The experimental group will drink Moringa tea; (2) Survey questionnaire, (3) Anthropometric measurements, (4) Blood pressure determination and (5) Blood collections at 15-day intervals during 9 weeks. The blood tests to be performed are as follows: Glucose, HbA1C, Uric acid, C-Protein reactive, Lipid Profile (Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, Triglycerides), and blood antioxidants (superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, total blood anti-oxidant capacity).
The purpose of this trial is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of subcutaneous secukinumab 300 mg compared to placebo, in combination with standard of care therapy (SoC), in subjects with active lupus nephritis (ISN/RPS Class III or IV, with or without co-existing class V features).
This study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of ertugliflozin (MK-8835) in pediatric participants with T2DM on metformin with/without insulin. The primary hypothesis of the study is that the addition of ertugliflozin reduces hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) more than the addition of placebo after 24 weeks of treatment.
The study will assess the safety and efficacy of AT-527 in combination with daclatasvir after 8 or 12 weeks of treatment.
this study extension objective is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of a 200-mcg dose every 4 weeks for 24 weeks of IPP-201101 in patients with active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who had participated in the main study IP-005.
A phase II multicenter, double-blinded clinical trial of the safety and efficacy of SP160412 in the temporary relief of mild to moderate, (i.e. first degree) sunburn