Research over the last 20 years has proven that neurological emergencies once felt to be untreatable are, in fact, responsive to intervention. In particular, stroke and anoxic brain injury have been shown to be amenable to treatment. But, for all the exciting developments in emergency neurology, much remains to be done. Basic questions in emergency neurological disease remain unresolved and effective therapy is not always available to those who might benefit. This application describes a powerful tool for performing emergency neurological research.
Our specific aims i n setting up our Southeast Texas hub and spokes are: 1.To develop and expand our regional network of hospitals to efficiently conduct clinical trials of any neurological emergency. 2. To continue to enroll patiens at or above expected numbers for each trial and to follow all patients to study completion. 3. To maintain our small team of investigators to evaluate prospective trial participants, obtain consent and begin the trial. 4. To expand agreements which would allow our hub access to the electronic medical records of all patients enrolled in NETT studies by our spokes. This would enable us to better advice and monitor our remote spokes. 5. To increase participation by junior NETT investigators allowing them to assume leadership in hub management and spoke relations

Public Health Relevance

Neurological Emergencies are common, affect all age groups and are particularly costly. Stroke, major head injuries and spinal cord injuries are major causes of death and disability. This research seeks to improve the outcomes of patients suffering from these devastating conditions.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Type
Cooperative Clinical Research--Cooperative Agreements (U10)
Project #
5U10NS058930-07
Application #
8520403
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZNS1-SRB-N (01))
Program Officer
Janis, Scott
Project Start
2007-09-30
Project End
2017-05-31
Budget Start
2013-08-01
Budget End
2014-05-31
Support Year
7
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$280,114
Indirect Cost
$93,961
Name
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston
Department
Emergency Medicine
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
800771594
City
Houston
State
TX
Country
United States
Zip Code
77225