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NCT ID: NCT06430307 Not yet recruiting - Clinical trials for Postpartum Rheumatism

Efficacy and Safety of Saussurea Involucrata Liquid Tonic in Patient With Postpartum Rheumatism

Start date: July 2024
Phase: Phase 4
Study type: Interventional

This study is a multi-center, randomized, double-blinded, controlled trial with two parallel arms. The study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Involucrata Liquid Tonic in patients with Postpartum Rheumatism.

NCT ID: NCT06425653 Completed - Clinical trials for Scleroderma, Systemic

Exercise With Scleroderma Functional Outcomes

Start date: February 5, 2021
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

The study aims to investigate the effects of an exercise program applied to patients with scleroderma on functional outcomes (hand and mouth functional results and quality of life).

NCT ID: NCT06413914 Recruiting - Pain, Chronic Clinical Trials

Evaluation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Long-term Pain in Rheumatic Disease, Including Validation of AE-FS

Start date: January 16, 2024
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

Catastrophic thinking is a risk factor for a poor prognosis for pain in general and rheumatic disease in particular, which for many contributes to a behavioral pattern characterized by avoidance. Other people with long-term pain, on the other hand, have a pattern where they suppress thoughts and feelings of fear associated with pain, and push themselves to carry out activities. An inappropriate form of endurance can help maintain and intensify pain. The AE-FS is a short version of the Avoidance-Endurance Questionnaire with different subscales for maintaining activity despite pain. AE-FS can be of great clinical utility. The study of patients with rheumatic disease and long-term pain will validate a Norwegian version of the AE-FS as well as examine how the AE-FS seen in connection with other relevant questionnaires, including the Pain Catastrophizing Scale , reflects mechanisms for change in cognitive behavioral therapy for long-term pain. The effect of the intervention is evaluated with questionnaires at baseline/start of treatment, end of treatment, two months after end of treatment and after six months.

NCT ID: NCT06409533 Recruiting - Atrial Fibrillation Clinical Trials

Rate Control Efficacy in Atrial Fibrillation With Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis: Lenient vs Strict Rate Control Strategies

Start date: March 1, 2023
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

The goal of this clinical trial is to learn if different types of heart rate control work to improve the clinical outcomes of patients with atrial fibrillation related to rheumatic mitral stenosis in terms of reducing hospitalizations, improving quality of life, and enhancing physical functional capacities. The two types of heart rate (HR) control are strict (resting HR of 60-80 bpm) versus lenient (resting HR of 81-110 bpm) rate control strategies. The main questions it aims to answer are: - Can lenient versus strict heart rate control reduce rehospitalization in patients with atrial fibrillation and rheumatic mitral stenosis? - Does lenient versus strict heart rate control improve the quality of life (QoL) in patients with atrial fibrillation and rheumatic mitral stenosis? - Does lenient versus strict heart rate control enhance functional capacity in patients with atrial fibrillation and rheumatic mitral stenosis? Researchers will compare strict rate control to lenient rate control to see if a particular rate control strategy is non-inferior to the other. Participants will: - Take standardized drugs as per PERKI (Indonesian Heart Association) guidelines for Atrial Fibrillation, which would be either beta-blockers, digoxin, or in combination. This standardized treatment of Atrial Fibrillation will be monitored once every month to see if the dose needs to be titrated in order to reach targeted heart rate control. - After the target of HR control is reached, the participant will be followed up every two weeks via telephone to check for any signs and symptoms. - Furthermore, after the HR target is reached, the participant will visit the cardiology outpatient clinics once every month for 3 consecutive months to see the clinical outcomes of hospitalization, QoL via SF-36 questionnaire, and functional capacities with 6MWT (6-minute walk test). - Additionally, the cardiac function would be evaluated by echocardiography at the baseline (time of enrollment) and at the end of the follow up period.

NCT ID: NCT06400628 Recruiting - Rheumatic Diseases Clinical Trials

Effectiveness of Chronic Self-management Education on Behavioral and Clinical Outcomes

Start date: April 1, 2024
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

Study Design, Setting, and Period A one-group quasi-experimental study using a pre-test and post-test will be implemented on a convenient sample design to examine the effectiveness of chronic disease self-management education in improving clinical outcomes and decreasing depression and anxiety among patients under medical follow-up at Jimma Medical Center cardiac clinic. A comprehensive evaluation of both clinical and laboratory measurements will be conducted before and after the education intervention. Education will be provided monthly, four times (at 30, 60, 90, and 120 days), with data collection occurring over four months. Sample Size, Sampling Technique, and Criteria The participants in this study will be patients diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease at Jimma Medical Center cardiac clinic who visit the outpatient department for medical follow-up. The study will introduce multi-component nurse-led chronic disease self-management education interventions. It will involve a pretest followed by an educational session and a post-test conducted with a one-to-one face-to-face education section. The duration of each session will vary between 30 and 45 minutes based on the participants' needs. The sample size for the study will be determined using Rao software, considering parameters such as a margin of error of 5%, a confidence level of 95%, a monthly population size of 315, and an unknown response distribution with a conservative estimate of 50%. Based on these factors, the calculated sample size will be 174 study subjects. Data Analysis Data analysis will be conducted using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 25.0. Values will be presented as mean ± standard deviation (SD) for continuous variables and percentage for categorical variables. Continuous data will be compared using a two-tailed Student t-test. A p-value of less than 0.05 will be considered statistically significant for all tests conducted.

NCT ID: NCT06395883 Not yet recruiting - Osteoporosis Clinical Trials

Dynamics in Bone Turnover Markers During and After Short-term Glucocorticoid Treatment in Patients With an Inflammatory Joint Disease

Start date: August 2024
Study type: Observational

Bone turnover markers (BTMs) are recommended as an important tool in follow-up of osteoporosis treatment. However, there is a lack of knowledge in the reliability of BTMs during and after glucocorticoid treatment. Glucocorticoids suppresses BTMs during treatment with at least 30% and, moreover, glucocorticoids increase the risk of fractures. Patients with an inflammatory joint disease are at increased risk of osteoporosis, and disease flares are often treated with glucocorticoids, whichmin turn can lead to loss in reliability of the BTMs in patients who also are on osteoporosis treatment. There is a need of more knowledge on BTM changes during and after glucocorticoid treatment for optimized patientcare, reduced risk of side effects and reduced health economic costs.

NCT ID: NCT06386380 Not yet recruiting - Clinical trials for RhA - Rheumatoid Arthritis

Adversity and Its Association With the Development and Expression of Rheumatic Diseases

Start date: June 1, 2024
Study type: Observational

Epidemiological evidence shows that adverse experiences, particularly, but not exclusively in childhood, are predictors of poor long-term health outcomes and certain social domains. In the field of rheumatic diseases, traumatic events, not only in childhood, have been associated with hospitalization, chronic pain, inflammation, worse outcomes, severity of the disease, and mortality. Some mechanisms proposed to explain the association between the experience of adversity and the development of chronic diseases include an impact on the physiology of immune system cells, gene expression due to DNA modification, and cellular senescence. With this background, the investigators wonder if, for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the presence of adversity understood as a history of violence in childhood and abuse due to suffering from rheumatoid arthritis is associated with markers of cellular senescence and with the severity of illness.

NCT ID: NCT06385574 Recruiting - Rheumatic Diseases Clinical Trials

Technological Based Rehabilitation on Individuals With Rheumatic Disease

Start date: March 15, 2024
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

Affects such as pain, swelling, tenderness, deformities, limitations, strength and function losses, skill and coordination deficiencies in the hand joints, which are frequently seen in rheumatism patients with hand involvement, are included in body structure and function disorders within the framework of International Classification of Function System. Leap Motion Controller is used in hand rehabilitation because it is small in size, low-cost, portable, non-contact, easy to use and provides visual and auditory feedback. The aim of our study is to examine the effect of technology-based rehabilitation on joint range of motion, grip strength, functionality and disease activity in adult individuals with rheumatic disease with hand involvement; and also to compare these effects with the effects of the hand rehabilitation program implemented under the guidance of a physiotherapist and the control group that continues its routine life.

NCT ID: NCT06368362 Completed - Chronic Pain Clinical Trials

Cognitive Bias Modification for Interpretation Individuals With Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

Start date: November 17, 2020
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

Cognitive Bias Modification for Interpretation (CBM-I) trains participants to interpret ambiguous information as neutral or benign, rather than interpret it as being related to pain. The goal of this randomised controlled trial was to explore the feasibility and potential clinical benefits of CBM-I in people with chronic pain and also healthy, pain-free individuals.

NCT ID: NCT06339957 Recruiting - Clinical trials for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatology Diet Study

Start date: March 1, 2024
Study type: Observational

This study aims to collect information on rheumatology patients' dietary habits, autoimmune disease activity, dietary changes, disease symptom improvements, and perceptions on their dietary habits and how it affects their autoimmune disease. The main objective is to see if rheumatology patients change their dietary habits after their diagnosis of an autoimmune disease and if it subjectively improved their disease symptoms. It will also look at rheumatology patients' expectations for their rheumatologist when it comes to dietary advice and what resources they used to choose their new dietary habits. The study also seeks to measure the interest that rheumatology patients have in pursuing dietary changes as a means of controlling the symptoms of their autoimmune disease. It is expected that patients who changed their eating habits to healthier diets such as a Mediterranean diet would report less severe autoimmune disease symptoms. There are limited dietary recommendations for the management of many rheumatological diseases, so this study seeks to assess rheumatology patients' willingness to try dietary modifications, what improvements they had, and why they decide to make these changes in light of limited information.