There are about 8030 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Taiwan. 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 purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of Sodium Zirconium Cyclosilicate (SZC), as adjunct to ACEi/ARB therapy (lisinopril or valsartan), on slowing CKD progression (assessed as the reduction in participant's glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] decline over time) in participants with hyperkalaemia or at high risk of hyperkalaemia.
Fabry disease is a rare X-linked lysosomal storage disorder caused by deficient activity of the enzyme α-Gal A resulting from mutations affecting the GLA gene. It is characterized by severe multi-systemic involvement that leads to major organ failure and premature death in affected men and in some women. The α-Gal A deficiency results in progressive accumulation of un-degraded glycosphingolipids, predominantly globotriaosylceramide (Gb3), within cell lysosomes throughout the body. In patients at the second or third decade, progressive proteinuria, decline in glomerular filtration rate (GFR), and tubular damage occur usually, and renal failure develops in the fourth decade. Life-threatening renal, cardiac, and cerebrovascular diseases are added in later decades. In addition to that, Fabry disease patient will eventually face end-stage renal disease (ESRD) which was the most common cause of death in Fabry patients before the development of dialysis and renal transplantation. Thus it is critical to identify Fabry patient as early as possible, before reaching the stage of ESRD. Additionally, early intervention of enzyme replacement therapy for Fabry Disease patient which will help the patient to preserve a better renal function and benefit from treatment outcome. Apart from that today there is only one study published from Turkey for Fabry disease screening in CKD patient where they have screened 1453 and found that the overall prevalence of Fabry disease in CKD patient was found to be 0.2% , 3/1453 (in which 0.4% in 656 male, 0.0% in 783 female). However, there was no information available within the Asia region thereby a very low Fabry disease awareness and diagnostic awareness among nephrologist in Taiwan. Therefore in the present study the investigators are aiming to investigate the prevalence of Fabry disease in the CKD population (CKD stage 1 ~ 5) by conducting the first and largest high risk screening prevalence study among 2,000 CKD patients over 3 years in Taiwan and the investigators hope by doing such a pilot study our data would contribute to a new paradigm of Fabry disease diagnosis in the Asia region.
This study is going to use wearable devices and smartphones to collect physical data from terminal patients and build a survival predicting model for terminal patients with machine learning. Investigators hypothesize that continuous physical data monitoring could offer a hint to better predictability in end-of-life care.
This project aims to examine the effectiveness of social skill training group in adults with autism spectrum disorders.
This is a prospective, single blinded randomized homologous/heterologous prime-boost vaccine clinical study, designed to assess the immunogenicity of heterologous prime-boost immunization with AZD1222 and MVC-COV1901 in adults. Participants will be healthy adults at the age of 20-70 years who have had their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, AZD1222. All eligible participants of 2 prime-boost interval strata (28 to 42, 56 to 70 days) will be 1:1 randomly assigned to receive a single dose of either: - Homologous group: Intramuscular injection the same vaccine as their prime dose AZD1222 - Heterologous group: Medigen COVID-19 vaccine MVC-COV1901. The treatment phase of this study will be conducted in a single-blind fashion such that the subject will not know the identity of the subjects' study treatment assignment. After receiving the treatment, the participants will remain on study for 168 days following the boost vaccination. For the study primary objective, immunogenicity will be assessed during the duration of the study, including serologic neutralizing antibody titer against SARS-CoV-2, serological quantification of binding antibody to SARS-CoV-2 antigen, SARS-CoV-2 antigen specific B cell and T cell frequencies and cytokine levels. And Safety will be assessed during the duration of the study as follows: - Solicited adverse events (AEs; local and systemic) will be assessed for 7 days following each vaccination (Day 0 through Day 7 for the boost vaccination). - Unsolicited AEs will be recorded for 28 days following the boost vaccination. - Serious adverse events (SAEs) will be recorded from signing of the informed consent form through Day 168. - Adverse events of special interest (AESIs) will be recorded from the boost vaccination through Day 168. This study is going to be conducted in a single medical center in Taiwan. An appropriate number of participants will be screened to achieve approximately 44 evaluable participants for each group. Participants in each group will be divided into two subgroups according to the intervals, 28-42 days and 56-70 days, between the prime and booster doses.
The double-blinded and randomized study evaluated the effectiveness and side effects of a novel non-invasive treatment, Schumann resonance (SR), in treating insomnia. The objective of this study is (1) to evaluate the improvement of sleep quality of patients with insomnia disorder by SR and (2) to be the basis for the future development of physical magnetic therapy.
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation (rPMS) are innovative treatments for patients with stroke. Therefore, augmented efficacy of rPMS on the rTMS is employed in this project. This proposal aims at exploring different novel treatment strategies in the treatment of UE dysfunction in patients with stroke: augmented efficacy of rPMS on the rTMS. Several aims in this study include (1) identifying the most optimal treatment protocols for rPMS (TBS treatment and nerve stimulation location), (2 ) establish a novel treatment protocol (augmented efficacy of rPMS on the rTMS), (3) identifying augmented efficacy of rPMS on the rTMS, (4) determining the mechanism of neuro-motor control, and (5) related biomarkers for the novel treatment protocol. The investigators applied a 3-year plan before, however, the Ministry of Science and Technology plan passed one year only (108-2314-B-182-043-). The investigators carried out the pilot study to investigate the augmented effects of rPMS (radial nerve) on the rTMS in the treatment of upper limb function in patients with stroke patients. The previous plan had preliminary results. This year the investigators will apply for a three-year plan to continue the previous pilot study for getting the comprehensive results.
Hemorrhoidectomy is an common treatment for high-grade hemorrhoids. The necessity of preoperative bowel preparation (PBP) in hemorrhoidectomy is inconclusive. This study aims to evaluate the benefit and safety of PBP in hemorrhoidectomy.
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.
Previous studies found that some NMDA-enhancing agents were able to improve clinical symptoms of patients with schizophrenia. Whether treatment of an NMDA-enhancing agent can benefit the treatment of prodromal schizophrenia deserves study.