There are about 3152 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Singapore. 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.
Overnight on-call schedules can impact sleep, wellbeing, and alertness, which can be detrimental on the performance, physical and mental health of residents. Moreover, rotating shift work may have a long-term negative health impact (e.g. increased risk of diabetes). Within the National University Hospital (NUH), two different systems of rotating on-call schedules are implemented. In the night float system, residents work from 8 pm to 8 am for 5 - 7 consecutive nights once every month, compared to the traditional overnight on-call system, where each resident is on call for 4-6 nights per month (7 am - 5 pm, followed by overnight call until 8 am the next morning). The aim of the current study is to track sleep, wellbeing, and glucose metabolism during the different phases of the night float and traditional on-call schedules.
The main purpose of this study in healthy participants is to find out whether the traditional ambulatory blood pressure monitor (ABPM) and newer wearable devices (EmbracePlus smartwatch device, Biobeat chest patch device, and Aktiia wrist device) will accurately pick up changes in blood pressure caused by 2 different medications (propranolol and pseudoephedrine). The study will last about 29 days excluding the screening period of 28 days.
The goal of this longitudinal observational cohort study is to examine the changes in the composition and diversity of gut microbiome and systemic metabolome in patients with symptomatic gallbladder stones with or without concomitant common bile duct (CBD) stones who will be undergoing cholecystectomy with or without prior endoscopic sphincterotomy (ERCP-ES) and CBD stones extraction. The main questions it aims to answer are whether there are: - differences in gut microbiome diversity and composition before and after cholecystectomy - differences in systemic metabolome before and after cholecystectomy - gut microbiome and systemic metabolome changes after cholecystectomy Participants will be asked to provide stool, urine, plasma and saliva samples prior to and 1-6 months after cholecystectomy. For patients with concomitant CBD stones who undergo ERCP-ES before cholecystectomy, bile specimens will be collected from the bile duct during ERCP-ES as well as the gallbladder and/or during cholecystectomy.
This is a single-centre, two-arm, unblinded pilot randomised controlled trial study on 60 participants (30 in each arm) from the community mental health service (CMHS) centre within a social service agency in Singapore based on inclusion criteria. The study will examine the effects of a 5-sessions of Multi-domain Psychoeducation Self-management Programme and treatment-as-usual) over 5 weeks or control (treatment-as-usual) group.
This study aims to examine whether listening to natural sounds in a noisy outdoor environment compared to no natural sounds influences behavioural, cognitive, affective, and physiological markers.
This study aims to examine whether listening to natural sounds in a noisy virtual reality environment compared to no natural sounds influences physiological markers.
The programme is designed to investigate the application of robotic exoskeleton in different levels of local rehabilitation facilities. Feasibilities, efficacy, cost-effectiveness, patient and therapist's view of the application of robotic exoskeleton will be evaluated.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of two different doses of ianalumab versus placebo in addition to first-line corticosteroids in maintaining platelet count ≥30 G/L in adult participants with primary ITP.
The goal of this randomised controlled trial is to test a cognitive-behavioural intervention, Problem Solving Treatment for Diabetes (PST-D) in patients with type 2 diabetes. The main questions it aims to answer are: - To evaluate the clinical effectiveness of PST-D compared with the attention control group. - To determine the impact of PST-D on patient-centred, behavioural, and psychosocial outcomes. - To identify independent factors associated with an improvement in HbA1c and reductions in incidence and progression diabetic retinopathy, diabetic neuropathy, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and visual impairment at 18-month follow-up in both groups; and determine if these factors mediate the associations between the PST-D intervention with the above outcomes. - To quantify the incremental cost-effectiveness of PST-D compared with the attention control group at 18-month follow-up. - To understand participants' views, experiences, and opinions about PST-D; and the barriers and facilitators to program completion. Participants will complete blood tests, ocular examinations, and a series of questionnaires at baseline, 6-month, 12-month, and 18-month follow-up. Participants will also complete the intervention/ control group sessions conducted over the phone, video call, or face-to-face depending on the participant's preference. Researchers will compare the intervention group against the attention control group to determine the effectiveness of PST-D on improving clinical, patient-centred, behavioural, and psychosocial outcomes.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate efficacy and safety of ianalumab compared to placebo in patients with warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia, who failed at least one line of treatment.