There are about 171 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Venezuela. 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 the study is to evaluate the effect of Mesenchymal Stromal Cell (MSC) implantation on pulp and periapical regeneration of immature teeth with pulp necrosis and chronic apical periodontitis. BACKGROUND: - Post-traumatic pulp necrosis prevents root development in children and adolescents. - The multipotent ability of MSC to differentiate into bone-forming cells (osteoblasts) and dentin-forming cells (Odontoblast) has allowed the development of protocols to induce dental pulp regeneration in preclinical models and patients with immature teeth with pulpal necrosis. IMPACT: - Worldwide, post-traumatic pulp necrosis in children and adolescents constitutes a health problem in the endodontic area. - Treatment with MSC would provide an effective therapeutic alternative to patients with pulp necrosis and incomplete root formation. - The possible pulp and periapical regeneration of immature teeth induced by MSC would have a huge impact on the treatment of these patients. Eligibility for EMC implant study Age: 6 to 16 years Sex: Male or Female Healthy volunteers accepted: NO. TREATMENT GROUPS: In the present study, the implantation of MSC will be performed in patients with immature teeth with pulpal necrosis with apical periodontitis, who will receive the appropriate endodontic treatment (according to the guidelines of the American Association of Endodontics) and implantation of allogeneic BM-MSC . This group will be compared with the history made in the Postgraduate Endodontics of the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV) and with international case series made by revascularization. Clinical follow-up of each patient: 1. Clinical controls (facial evaluation, gingival evaluation, apical palpation, horizontal and vertical percussion, cold and heat sensitivity tests) will be carried out on days 0, 7, 30, 90, 180 and 364. Additionally, a clinical evaluation will be carried out at the two years post-implantation of MSC. 2. Radiological controls will be carried out on days 0, 7, 30, 90, 180 and 364. Additionally, they will be carried out two years post-implantation of MSC. 3. A tomographic evaluation will be performed when was evident periapical repair in a periapical radiograph. To measure root formation, root canal narrowing and verification the periapical repair in 3D.
Since December 2019 the world has been shaken with an enormous global threat: the Covid-19 pandemic. This new kind of coronavirus is generating an unprecedented impact both on the general population and on the healthcare systems in most countries. Health services are trying to expand their capacity to respond to the pandemic, taking actions such as increasing the number of beds; acquiring necessary equipment to provide intensive therapy (ventilators), and calling retired health professionals and health students so they can assist the overwhelmed health care workforce. Unfortunately, these organizational changes at health facilities, along with the fears and concerns of becoming ill with the virus or infecting their families, put an enormous emotional burden on workers in health services which may lead to negative outcomes on mental health in this population. Recent cross-sectional studies in China indicate that health service workers exposed to people with Covid-19 reported higher rates of depressive and anxious symptoms. This negative impact on mental health among health workers in China has also been informally reported in other countries where the Covid-19 pandemic has been devastating in its effects (such as Spain and Italy), as well as in countries where the pandemic is becoming a growing public health problem. This is particularly relevant in regions with fewer resources (Latin America, North Africa), where there are limited means and the response from the health system is usually insufficient. Moreover, it is necessary to study these negative effects longitudinally considering that some effects will appear over time (post-traumatic stress). The COVID-19 HEalth caRe wOrkErS (HEROES) study is a large, bottom-up, South-North initiative aimed to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of health care workers (HCWs). HEROES encompasses a wide variety of academic institutions in 19 LMICs and 8 HICs, in partnership with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and with support from the World Health Organization (WHO). The HEROES study is led by Dr. Rubén Alvarado at University of Chile, and Dr. Ezra Susser and Franco Mascayano at Columbia U Mailman School of Public Health.
In the present investigation the pain reduction effects of a physical therapy technique will be compared to those produced by the absence of treatment, in subjects who suffer the signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
In the present investigation the pain reduction effect of an oral ibuprofen treatment will be compared to those produced by the absence of treatment, in subjects who suffer the signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
In the present investigation the pain reduction effects of Gabapentin will be compared to those produced by the absence of treatment, in subjects who suffer the signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Pain reduction effects of the median nerve neural mobilization technique (a physiotherapy treatment) will be compared to those produced by a pharmaceutical treatment and the absence of treatment, in subjects who suffer carpal tunnel syndrome.
In the present investigation the pain reduction effects of a physiotherapy technique will be compared to those produced by two different pharmaceutical treatments and also by the absence of treatment, in subjects who suffer the signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion with WatchmanTM has emerged as viable alternative to anticoagulation therapy in randomized controlled trials. The device has FDA approved since 2015 and the firsts Latin American cases were performed in 2012. However, there is no real world data from Latin American experience in terms of success and outcomes.
Measurement of the diameter of the sheath of the optic nerve in patients hospitalized in intensive care, with increased intracranial pressure (> 20mmHg) as a substitute measure for diagnosis and follow-up before and after different non-invasive strategies. Three groups were created in which, through strategies already proven and non-invasive (mannitol, hypertonic solution 7.5% NaCl, reverse trendelenburg) to decrease the intracranial pressure, the optic nerve diameter measurement was performed and simultaneously the investigators monitored intracranial pressure through an intraventricular catheter continuously to determine if both correspond
Two group of patients were selected. Group 1 represents 46 patients that received ovarian-biostimulation monthly for three months. Group 2 represents 32 patients that received antioxidant therapy daily for 3 months. Results are noted and analysed. Both groups represent patients with procedures already ongoing, and with diagnosed poor or depleted ovarian reserve. The analysis has been made to compare the efficacy of both procedures.