There are about 10547 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Netherlands. 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.
SUMMARY Rationale In intubated and mechanically ventilated critically ill patients, removal of airway secretions is typically performed by tracheal suctioning, an intervention that is labor-intensive and very unpleasant for the patient. The current study tests the hypothesis that a novel secretion removal technology named TrachFlush, that pushes airway secretions past and above the cuff of the endotracheal tube, reduces the need for tracheal suctioning. Objective The primary objective of this study is to evaluate whether use of the TrachFlush reduces the need for tracheal suctioning. In a selection of patients, one secondary objective is to ascertain the exact volume of airway secretions that is pushed past and above the cuff of the endotracheal tube. Study design Open prospective intervention study. Study population One hundred adult, intubated and mechanically ventilated ICU patients expected to need invasive ventilation > 24 hours. Intervention The attending nurses activate the TrachFlush when there are secretions present in the larger airways that need to be removed. If this results into a push of airway secretions past and above the cuff of the endotracheal tube, no further action is needed. If unsuccessful, the nurse will perform a standard tracheal suctioning procedure to remove the secretions. In a subset of patients with an endotracheal tube that allows subglottal suctioning, the exact amount of airway secretions present above the cuff will be measured each time the TrachFlush is used. Main study parameters/endpoints The proportion of successful TrachFlush activations from start of the study to complete weaning from the ventilator, or a maximum of 7 days (primary). Secondary endpoints include the total number of TrachFlush activations during the same time window (all patients), and the exact amount of airway secretions pushed past and above the cuff of the endotracheal tube (in patients with a tube allows subglottal suctioning). Nature and extent of the burden and risks associated with participation, benefit and group relatedness Inappropriate deflation or inflation of the endotracheal cuff by the TrachFlush could cause harm. However, the cuff pressure will be checked regularly, and if necessary corrected, at least every time the TrachFlush has been used. Patients may benefit from the intervention, as the need for tracheal suctioning may reduce.
The PROTECT trial will test the hypothesis that proton (PT) -enabled radiation dose reductions to sensitive, normal tissues will result in lower rates of treatment-related pulmonary complications in esophageal cancer compared to standard photon therapy (XT).
Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is crucial in the management of malignant melanoma treatment and is currently performed by pre-operatively inject a colloid nanomaterial labeled with Technetium (99mTc) as radioactive tracer. Intra-operatively, Patent Blue (PB) will be injected to improve the visualization of the lymphatic tract. However, current pre-operative SLN mapping technique, is associated with disadvantages as radiation exposure for both patients and health care personnel and logistic challenges, because of time constraints due to short half-live time of 99mTc. Superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) is novel, non-radioactive technique using a magnetic tracer (Magtrace® (Endomagnetics Ltd.)) and several studies showed that SPIO is non-inferior to dual tracing with 99mTc and PB in breast cancer patients. SPIO is expected to be non-inferior to dual tracing with 99mTc and PB in melanoma patients. However, further research is needed to demonstrate the use of SPIO in pre-operative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning. Guidance on pre-operative MRI use is rather limited, though fundamental in the intended research process. Hence, the aim of this subprotocol study, which includes healthy subjects, is to develop a pre-operative MRI protocol for melanoma patients. The acquired knowledge will be used to design a feasibility study, including a larger group of melanoma patients.
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an established pacemaker therapy for patients with symptomatic chronic heart failure, but is hampered by a non-response rate of 30-40%. Optimising left ventricular (LV) lead placement is the cornerstone of improving treatment. The optimal location for the lead is remote from scar but within segments demonstrating late electromechanical activation. The present study aims to investigate the efficacy and clinical effect of the use of real-time guided lead placement using cardiac MRI and fluoroscopy in a blinded, multicenter, randomized controlled trial.
This study is investigating how Mim8 works compared to other medicines in people with haemophilia A, who either have inhibitors or do not have inhibitors. Mim8 is a new medicine that will be used for prevention of bleeding episodes. Mim8 works by replacing the function of the missing clotting factor VIII (FVIII). When and how often participants will receive Mim8 is dependent on their previous treatment - but is otherwise decided by chance. The study will last for 72-124 weeks (17-29 months) depending on how long participants will be followed before it is decided when they start receiving Mim8 - the period before this is decided is called the 'run-in'. Participants will have 13-17 clinic visits. Mim8 will be injected into a skinfold on the stomach with a thin needle either once a week or once a month.
Sepsis is a life-threatening dysregulated immune response to infection associated with multi-organ failure and a high mortality rate.While researchers have focused mainly on acute sepsis, post-sepsis care of survivors has long been neglected despite the observation that many sepsis survivors suffer from debilitating post-sepsis syndrome. This syndrome is characterized by frequent hospital readmissions and increased mortality due to persistent immune dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, and cognitive impairment, causing poor quality of life and a substantial burden on the healthcare system. Disconcertingly, the number of sepsis survivors at risk for hospital readmission continues to rise.7 Of the post-sepsis symptoms, post-sepsis immunosuppression is perhaps the most clinically important. While sepsis presents as an initial phase of hyperinflammation (a "cytokine storm"), it is followed by an immunosuppressive phase that is now understood to last weeks to months and predisposes survivors to lethal secondary infections and sepsis recurrence. A third of deaths eight years post-sepsis are caused by recurrent sepsis.We hypothesize that changes in the transcriptome and DNA methylome in immune cells of survivors might be the underlying driver for prolonged immunosuppression, and may also be correlated with long-term morbidity and mortality post-sepsis, as well as other symptoms of post-sepsis syndrome including PTSD and cardiovascular disease.
The purpose of this study is to characterize the safety and tolerability of talquetamab when administered in different combination regimens and to identify the safe dose(s) of talquetamab combination regimens.
DESTINY-Lung04 will investigate the efficacy and safety of Trastuzumab Deruxtecan (T-DXd) versus Standard of Care (SoC) as first-line treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) with HER2 Exon 19 or 20 mutations
Rationale Patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) frequently fulfill the criteria for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), with extensive and bilateral abnormalities on the chest radiography (CXR) and the chest computed tomography (CT) abnormalities. The 'Radiographic Assessment of Lung Edema' (RALE) score, the 'COVID-19 Reporting and Data System' (CO-RADS) score, and the 'CT severity score' may all have prognostic value in critically ill patients with acute respiratory failure due to COVID-19. Objectives To compare the prognostic value of the RALE score, the CO-RADS score and the CT severity score in critically ill patients with ARDS due to COVID-19. Hypotheses The RALE score, the CO-RADS score and the CT severity score have prognostic value (primary). The RALE score, the CO-RADS score and the CT severity score correlate well. Study design National, retrospective observational study. Study population Critically ill COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory failure, who received at least one CXR and one chest CT scan during critical illness. Method CXRs are visually scored by two independent investigators, using the RALE score approach. Chest CT scans are scored by an independent radiologist, using the CO-RADS score and the CT severity score. Demographic, ventilation and outcome data are captured from the hospital systems. Main study parameters/endpoints ICU mortality (primary) and hospital-, 28-, 90-mortality, the number of days alive and free from invasive ventilation, duration of ventilation in survivors, and length of stay in ICU and hospital. Nature and extent of the burden and risks associated with participation, benefit and group relatedness Participants will not directly benefit from participation, but burden is absent. The CRX and chest CT scans have already been obtained as part of routine clinical care. Collecting CXR for RALE scoring and chest CT scans for CO-RADS and CT severity scoring, clinical and outcome data is of no harm for individual patients.
Researchers are looking for a better way to treat women who have hot flashes after women have been through the menopause. Hot flashes are caused by the hormonal changes that happen when a woman's body has been through the menopause. Menopause is when women stop having a menstrual cycle, also called a period. During the menopause, the ovaries increasingly produce less sex hormones as a result of the natural ageing process and related hormonal adjustments. The decline in hormone production can lead to various symptoms which, in some cases, can have a very adverse effect on a menopausal woman's quality of life. The study treatment, elinzanetant, was developed to treat symptoms caused by hormonal changes. It works by blocking a protein called neurokinin from sending signals to other parts of the body, which is thought to play a role in starting hot flashes. There are treatments for hot flashes in women who have been through the menopause, but may cause medical problems for some people. In this study, the researchers will learn how well elinzanetant works compared to a placebo in women who have been through the menopause and have hot flashes. A placebo looks like a treatment but does not have any medicine in it. To compare these study treatments, the doctors will ask the participants to record information about the participants' hot flashes in an electronic diary. The researchers will study the number of hot flashes the participants have and how severe the hot flashes are. The researchers will look at the results from before treatment, after 4 weeks, and after 12 weeks of treatment. The participants in this study will take two capsules of either elinzanetant or the placebo once a day. The participants who take elinzanetant will take it for 26 weeks. The participants who take the placebo will take it for 12 weeks and then take elinzanetant for the next 14 weeks. During the study, the participants will visit the site approximately 9 times and perform 1 visit by phone. Each participant will be in the study for approximately 36 weeks. The treatment duration will be 26 weeks. During the study, the participants will: - record information about the participants' hot flashes in an electronic diary - answer questions about the participants' symptoms The doctors will: - check the participants' health - take blood samples - ask the participants questions about what medicines the participants are taking and if the participants are having adverse events An adverse event is any medical problem that a participant has during a study. Doctors keep track of all adverse events that happen in studies, even if doctors do not think the adverse events might be related to the study treatments.