There are about 4591 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Norway. 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.
The study objective is to determine the biomarker status of a participant's tumor tissue and use that status to determine eligibility for a linked Roche clinical trial.
Many patients suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are resistant to established treatment consisting of psychotherapy. Patients often go years with this debilitating disorder without experiencing sufficient improvement. Approximately 1/3 of patients will drop out of treatment because of psychological burden and overactivation. A novel ketogenic diet treatment could amend established treatment, and potentially upregulate the threshold for exciting neurons in dysfunctional brain regions, mediated through various mechanisms. This may reduce PTSD symptoms, and thus enabling patients to respond to psychological treatment without getting overactivated and unable to process trauma. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether it is possible to carry out a ketogenic diet therapy for patients with PTSD for four weeks.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), primarily ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD), is a chronic disease entity affecting individuals of all ages, and which may severely impact the lives of the patients and their families as well as society. Individuals with IBD may have to live with relapsing symptoms, such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fatigue. Further, a substantial proportion of patients develop serious complications such as bowel obstruction and fistula, and some develop complicating liver disease and eventually colorectal cancer. The consequences are that many patients suffer hospitalizations, recurring sick-leave, life-long medication, and surgical interventions. As IBD has become increasingly common in Western populations there is a clear need to improve the outcome from IBD. IBD is a heterogeneous disease entity with substantial differences between patients and personalized medicine may help provide strategies for better treatment . Currently, one of the main unmet needs is the glaring lack of robust biomarkers for individual disease characterization. This lack leads to delayed diagnosis, worse outcomes, increased mortality and an amplified disease burden. Furthermore, diagnosis of IBD is difficult and early diagnosis is crucial as it helps avoid the development of irreversible organ damage. Therefore, there is an emerging focus on the development of simple, non-invasive, and cheap biomarkers to support clinical decision-making in IBD. This Nordic, prospective, clinical study has the aim of identifying markers that are associated with the diagnosis of IBD and prediction of clinical outcomes with various disease manifestations. Importantly, this study will evaluate the markers in a relevant clinical setting, i.e. among patients referred to the hospital for suspicion on IBD using the ECCO Criteria. Specifically the aims of the study are to: - Improve the accuracy to diagnose IBD - Improve the accuracy to define the prognosis of IBD The study is approved by the local Ethics Committee (S-20200051) and the local Data Agency (20/54594).
Stability dictates treatment choice for trans-syndesmotic fibula fractures. Optimal treatment for partially unstable fractures remains a topic of debate. The purpose of this study is to evaluate possible outcome non-inferior of functional orthosis treatment versus cast immobilization for these fractures.
We would like to test the effects of spinal anesthesia as an adjunct to general anesthesia in patients undergoing laparoscopic abdominoperineal rectal amputation. We hypothesize that spinal anesthesia as an adjunct to general anesthesia will reduce postoperative pain and opioid requirements.
Long treatment durations may not always be feasible for patients due to pressure to get better quickly, long travel distance to treatment clinics, inflexible working hours, or childcare. To overcome these challenges intensive treatments are currently emerging and several research studies have shown significant and lasting results of diagnosis-specific intensive treatments. A transdiagnostic treatment in a group setting can contribute to a more efficient course of treatment for patients. Research suggests that Metacognitive Therapy (MCT) is an effective treatment for anxiety disorders. However, MCT has not previously been used on inpatients over a two-week period. To make the treatment tangible for patients and easy to administer for therapists over a short time, attention training technique (ATT) will mainly be used as a changing technique. The main aim of the study is to explore the feasibility and efficacy of intensive and short-term MCT for anxiety disorders in a group setting.
In this study, the investigators will establish a reliable method and logistic pipeline for personalized drug testing ex vivo using fresh tumor samples from colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. With this, the investigators aim to develop a novel predictive biomarker of immunotherapy response, by testing combinations of chemotherapies and chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells. Critically, this affects a large subgroup of patients currently not considered to benefit from such treatment. To support the hypothesis, the project will make use of cutting-edge, cell-based functional diagnostics. Individual patients' cancer cells will be screened against a panel of chemotherapies and targeted therapies including CAR T cells, to assess the optimal combination of therapies to induce immunotherapy efficacy in otherwise unresponsive CRC.
Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS; OMIN #209900) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by six core features: rod-cone dystrophy (retinitis pigmentosa), polydactyly, obesity, genital anomalies, renal anomalies, and learning difficulties. This study aims to contribute to genetic and medical knowledge of BBS, and to provide information on quality of life in adults with BBS and their close relatives. Participants will undergo medical assessments (ocular, oral, and physical examinations) and self-reporting of quality of life, diet, cognitive and emotional symptoms. There are some known genotype-phenotype associations in BBS and participants will be offered genetic testing. It is important to map both genotype and associated phenotype in order to provide optimal treatment and follow-up. Individuals with BBS, age 16 years or older, will be invited to participate. The investigators expect to enroll at least 25 male and female adults with BBS and 15 of their parents to participate in qualitative interviews. These interviews will investigate parents' experiences having a child with BBS, satisfaction with health care services, experience with social and family life, and psychological health.
The purpose of this study is to test the feasibility i. e. to examine all aspects necessary for the implementation of a future randomized clinical trial that aims to determine whether non-surgical periodontal treatment can be improved by concomitant intake of vitamin D.
The purpose of this study is to assess feasibility and potential effectiveness of two different music interventions for managing delirium symptoms in acute geriatric patients.