Comprehensive Stroke Center

Stroke Clinical Trials

The team of stroke specialists at Wake Forest Baptist Health includes leaders in the most advanced stroke treatment research. Our doctors conduct and review the latest stroke research, and even write the guidelines that set the highest quality standards for stroke care.

Stroke Treatment Research 

Clinical trials are research studies that test new ways of treating health conditions in people.

As part of our involvement in stroke research, we offer our patients the opportunity to participate in a variety of carefully conducted clinical trials. Clinical trials involve therapies for strokes that are:

  • Acute
  • Sub-acute
  • Chronic

We have also conducted clinical trials testing new treatment methods for post-stroke conditions and we consider that a critical area of research. Transitioning patients back to their normal routines and lives is an important part of stroke treatment.

Botox® Clinical Trials for Stroke

For example, neurologists at Wake Forest Baptist Health spearheaded the largest clinical trials to date showing Botox to be an effective treatment for spasticity, in particular for the wrist and fingers. These studies contributed to the FDA’s recent approval of Botox to treat upper limb spasticity following a stroke.

Clinical trials offer hope for recovery beyond currently available stroke treatments.

Learn more about the stroke treatment team at Wake Forest Baptist.

Learn more about current clinical trials at www.wakehealth.edu/BeInvolved/.

 

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