Current Clinical Research Trials for Stroke

Researchers at The GW Medical Faculty Associate’s Center for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disorders are conducting clinical research trials to learn more about treating stroke. 

Clinical research trials search for new ways to prevent, understand and/or treat disease. The goal of these trials is to see if a new treatment, procedure or device works and is safe to use.  Participating in a research trial, as either a healthy volunteer or a patient volunteer, is an opportunity to help researchers find better treatments for others in the future.

The following are clinical research trials specific to Stroke:

SleepSMART

Title: Sleep for Stroke Management and Recovery Trial (SleepSMART)

Principal Investigator: Fernando Mayor Basto, MD

Status of Research Trial: Open to enrollment

Sponsor of Research Trial: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Description of Research Trial: The purpose of this study is to determine whether treatment of obstructive sleep apnea  starting shortly after an acute ischemic stroke or TIA reduces recurrent stroke and other outcomes 6 months after the initial stroke, and improves stroke outcomes at 3 months after the initial stroke.

Research Trial Contact Information: For more information, interested participants and clinicians may contact the Neurology Clinical Research Unit at neurostudies@mfa.gwu.edu.

 

SATURN

Title: Statins in Intracerebral Hemorrhage (SATURN)

Principal Investigator: Mark Baker, MD

Status of Research Trial: Opening Soon

Sponsor of Research Trial: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Description of Research Trial: This randomized clinical trial aims to determine whether continuation or discontinuation of statin drugs after a spontaneous lobar intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is the best strategy, and if the decision to continue or discontinue should be influenced by the individual’s Apolipoprotein-E genotype (APOE).

Research Trial Contact Information: For more information, interested participants and clinicians may contact the Neurology Clinical Research Unit at neurostudies@mfa.gwu.edu.