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Connective Tissue Diseases Clinical Trials

A listing of Connective Tissue Diseases medical research trials actively recruiting patient volunteers. Search for closest city to find more detailed information on a research study in your area.

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Found (20) clinical trials

Prevalence of Sarcopenia and Undernutrition in Patients With Cirrhosis and Abdominal Hernia

Sarcopenia is a common condition in patients with cirrhosis, with a prevalence of around 50%. It is unknown if the presence of sarcopenia may influence the prevalence of abdominal hernias in this group of patients. Clinical, nutritional and radiological evaluation will be performed in two groups of cirrhotic patients to ...

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A Study of the Natural Progression of Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)

We propose to acquire data and blood samples on all patients being cared for by the Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) program. Additionally, we will collect data and blood samples from a control group for comparator purposes. In doing so, we will be able to describe the "phenotypic" expression of these ...

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Hemodynamic Alterations in Liver Cirrhosis Validated by Non-invasive MR Compared to Invasive Assessment

Liver cirrhosis is a chronic disease characterized by a progressive accumulation of fibrosis, loss of liver function and portal hypertension leading to several hemodynamic changes.The exact pathophysiological mechanisms causing the hyperdynamic alterations in cirrhosis are not fully elucidated. Aim The aim of the study is to assess hemodynamic alterations in ...

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MRI to Assess the Effect of Non-selective Beta-blocker in Patients With Cirrhosis

Background Standardization and new therapeutic treatments of variceal bleeding has significantly reduced the mortality the last 25 years, but there is still a high 6-week mortality around 15-20% and 1-year mortality of about 40%. Cirrhotic patients without prophylactic treatment suffer a risk of 60% of re-bleeding within the first year ...

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Pulmonary Hypertension Screening for Rheumatology Patients (SOPHIE)

Objectives To detect pulmonary hypertension amongst patients with connective tissue diseases through systematic screening To understand the prevalence of pulmonary hypertension in Chinese patients with connective tissue diseases Study design: The study is a territory-wide pulmonary hypertension screening project. Patients fulfilling the inclusion and exclusion criteria will undergo screen echocardiography ...

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Extracellular RNA Markers of Liver Disease and Cancer

The goal is to identify an extracellular RNA candidate for the detection and diagnosis of liver cancers such as hepatocellular cancer or biliary cancer, and chronic liver diseases. The use of selected exRNA biomarkers for diagnosis of hepatocellular cancer (HCC) or biliary tract cancers in patients with cirrhosis will be ...

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Feeding Behavior and Taste Sensitivity Before and After Liver or Renal Transplantation

Background and Aims: Protein-energy malnutrition is associated to cirrhosis with a high prevalence and greatly increases the morbidity and mortality of the disease. Malnutrition results of numerous causes including intestinal malabsorption, increased energy resting expenditure, metabolism disturbances, impaired sensory taste and changes in food preferences which might participate to a ...

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Fibrosis

AORTIC VALVE DISEASE & VENTRICULAR FUNCTION Aortic valve disease is the most common valvular heart disease in Europe (46.4%). The valve can be stenotic (aortic stenosis, AS) or can leak (aortic regurgitation, AR). While mostly elderly patients suffer from AS (a steadily growing group due to the increasing population above ...

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Prospective Evaluation of HIV Patients Using Non-invasive Methods for Estimation of Liver Fibrosis and Steatosis

In HIV-positive patients with or without chronic viral hepatitis co-infection, the primary aims of this project are: (i) to estimate the prevalence and incidence of liver injury (including progression of fibrosis, necro-inflammatory activity and steatosis) and to report the normal values of non-invasive methods in HIV population; (ii) to validate ...

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Prevalence of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Patients With Connective Tissue Diseases in Egyptian Patients

PH is defined as a mean pulmonary artery pressure greater than 25 mmHg. PAH can be assessed by different means, however right heart catheterization (RHC) is the gold standard diagnostic method . Among the different subgroups of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), those associated with connective tissue diseases (CTDs) are a ...

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