Conquering Diseases

Experimental Treatment for Strokes

Description

This study is looking at an experimental treatment for patients diagnosed with a stroke caused by a blockage in the blood vessels within the brain.

Overview

The standard treatment for stroke includes treating patients with the clot-dissolving drug and/or removing the blood clot from the blood vessels in the brain. Not all patients are able to receive the clot dissolving drug so this study is looking to test if a single dose of the study drug can reduce damage to brain cells in patients who have had a stroke and are having their clot removed. Patients will be randomly assigned to get the study drug or a placebo (an inactive substance).

What we're hoping for

We hope to learn if the study drug is safe and if it can prevent damage to brain cells during a stroke.

Additional Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02930018

 Principal Investigator

Ajit  Puri, MD, DM

UMass Memorial Health Care

 Study Contact

Neurointerventional Radiology  Clinical Research

774-441-8442

Mary.howk@umassmed.edu

 Location

UMMS University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655

508-856-8989