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According to the National Stroke Association, a clinical trial is a complete investigation of medicines or medical devices to determine both their safety and efficacy before they are made available to …

According to the National Stroke Association, a clinical trial is a complete investigation of medicines or medical devices to determine both their safety and efficacy before they are made available to the public. Continuing viewing to learn more.

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  • 1. Kinetic Muscles, Inc. Tempe, Arizona Should I Participate in Neuro Rehab Clinical Trials?
  • 2. What Is a Clinical Trial?
    • According to the National Stroke Association, a clinical trial is a complete investigation of medicines or medical devices to determine both their safety and efficacy before they are made available to the public.
      • A medicinal drug or medical device must go through a number of different phases of testing in order to prove it is effective and safe before it is released to the general public.
      • This process is commonly guided by regulations set forth by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
      • This presentation will provide information about neuro rehab clinical trials as well as discuss who should participate in clinical trials.
  • 3. What Is a Clinical Trial?
    • Neuro rehab clinical trials are based on a set of rules referred to as protocol, which describes what types of individuals may participate in a clinical trial, the schedule of testing, procedures or medications that will be used as well as the length of the study.
      • Participants in a neuro rehab clinical trial may decline to participate in a trial or withdraw from testing at any time.
      • While taking part in a clinical trial, participants are visited regularly by the clinical trial research staff .
      • Research staff monitors patient safety and health as well as determine the effectiveness of the drug or device that is being tested.
  • 4. Are Neuro Rehab Clinical Trials Safe?
    • The government, specifically the Food and Drug Administration, has strict safeguards and guidelines to protect individuals who decide to participate in neuro rehab clinical trials.
      • Every clinical trial that takes place in America must be approved and monitored by an Institutional Review Board or IRB to make sure the potential risks are as low as possible and the potential benefits outweigh the risks.
      • Before an individual participates in a clinical trial, the participant must sign an Informed Consent form.
      • This form provides details about the study as well as its medication and procedures. Additionally, physicians closely monitor participants.
  • 5. Why Should I Participate in Clinical Trials?
    • There are numerous reasons to participate in a clinical trial. By participating in a clinical trial you will:
      • Obtain expert medical care from experienced physicians at leading healthcare facilities
      • Gain access to new and innovative treatments which are not available to the general public
      • Take an active roll in your health and healthcare
      • Help others who suffer from similar ailments by contributing to medical research
  • 6. Why Should I Participate in Clinical Trials?
    • Clinical trial participants r eceive all medical visits and prescriptions related to the clinical trial free of charge. This commonly includes:
      • Doctor Visits
      • Physical Examinations
      • Laboratory Tests
      • Study Medications or Devices
  • 7. How to Participate in Clinical Trials?
    • Research projects as well as clinical trials pertaining to post-stroke treatment or rehab are increasing each year.
    • Stroke survivors and caregivers who are interested in participating in neuro rehab clinical trials are encouraged to consult their physician or visit organizations such as the National Stroke Association to learn about these clinical trials and how they can improve the quality of life of stroke survivors.
    • Clinical trial participants not only receive free medical visits and prescriptions but also contribute to medical research.
  • 8. About the Author
    • Ed Koeneman is COO and co-founder of Kinetic Muscles (KMI). KMI is a leading provider of products for stroke recovery. For more information about The Hand Mentor(TM), The Foot Mentor (TM) or neuro rehab, visit http://www.kineticmuscles.com/.