There are about 15 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Nicaragua. 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 is an interventional study to treat 18 patients with chronic kidney disease of unknown cause (CKDu), formerly known as Mesoamerican nephropathy (MeN), with autologous adipose tissue-derived stromal vascular fraction (SVF) cells transplanted by intra-arterial injection both kidneys. This study assesses: (1) safety and tolerability, (2) preliminary evidence of efficacy, (3) exploratory evidence of clinical effects.
Given the high recurrence of urolithiasis in patients, the search for less aggressive and preventive treatments is increasingly necessary. Renalof® is presented as an alternative to herbal medicine being a product that, due to its diuretic and demineralization properties of kidney stones, has been widely used in this patient population, disintegrating and eliminating calcium oxalate and struvite stones in a painless in the genitourinary system. With the objective of determining the efficacy of this therapy, an observational, prospective, randomized, single-blind, two-arm study was carried out: treatment group with Renalof® and control group, placebo.
Zika virus (ZIKV) infection spread throughout the Americas with devastating consequences. Recent limited evidence suggests the potential for neurological effects associated with postnatally acquired ZIKV infection in humans; however, the impact on children is unknown. The researchers will conduct a longitudinal study of approximately 450 Nicaraguan children who were ages 2-12 in 2016 to evaluate the presence and persistence of neurological symptoms associated with ZIKV infection and to test whether ZIKV-infected children are at greater risk for developing neurological outcomes compared to uninfected children.
This study investigates nutritional status, at predefined points in therapy, and the association with outcomes in children and adolescents undergoing treatment for cancer in institutions under Asociación de Hemato-Oncología Pediátrica de Centro América (AHOPCA) consortium in Central America. The aim of the study is to examine the effects of the newly-established nutritional program aimed at improving the delivery of nutritional care and outcomes in children undergoing treatment for cancer in Central America.
In order to determine the Efficacy of Betaglucin 0.2% in gel vs Imiquimod 5% cream in the treatment of 102 individuals older than 18 years with anogenital warts trials in two arms 51 with Betaglucin 0.2% and 51 with Imiquimod 5%.
The overall objective of this multisite, multicountry Zika in Infants and Pregnancy (ZIP) study is to assess the strength of the association between Zika virus infection (ZIKV) during pregnancy and adverse maternal/fetal outcomes and the risk of vertical transmission. The study will prospectively enroll a cohort of pregnant women up to 17 weeks and 6 days gestation and subjects at any gestational age with acute Zika infection, confirmed by serology or PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test. The study will follow these women through their pregnancy to identify for clinical evidence of acute ZIKV, while controlling for potential confounders. Outcomes in the women, the developing fetus, and infants will be assessed. All protocol-specified data will be recorded and entered in a central data management system for the purposes of analysis of composite data from the study.
The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of 2 doses of Tetravalent Dengue Vaccine Candidate (TDV) in preventing symptomatic dengue fever of any severity and due to any of the four dengue virus serotypes in 4 to 16 year old participants.
The purpose is to assess feasibility of rice bran consumption in weaning children and collect pilot data on gut microbiome and metabolome modulation with rice bran intake for diarrheal prevention.
Adolescents in Latin America are at major risk for unwanted pregnancies leading to unsafe abortions and maternal health risks. Mostly, adolescent health programmes tend to focus on unidirectional interventions aiming at a single determinant of adolescents´ sexual and reproductive health. However, evidence exists that a complex health problem should be addressed by an equally nuanced and multipronged response. Knowledge is lacking on how to develop a comprehensive approach to promote adolescents' sexual health. The CERCA study will conduct an implementation based on the hypothesis that a comprehensive strategy of community-embedded interventions helps to improve the sexual health of adolescents. We will test this hypothesis and describe the development, implementation and testing of interventions in three Latin American cities: Cochabamba (Bolivia), Cuenca (Ecuador) and Managua (Nicaragua). The research methodology has been designed based on the methodological frameworks of action research, community based participatory research and intervention mapping. The interventions are complex addressing different target groups (adolescents, parents, authorities and health providers) and focussing on various behaviours that are related to communication about sexuality, information seeking, access to health care and safe sexual intercourse. For the evaluation of effectiveness a randomised and non-randomised controlled study was developed for respectively Managua and the two other cities. Furthermore a process evaluation is conducted. This research will result in a framework that will contribute to the planning of interventions that are effective and responsive to adolescents' sexual health needs.
The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of three different antibiotic regimens against Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).