Ohio State’s Comprehensive Stroke Center is actively involved in several clinical trials searching for new and innovative therapies for stroke prevention and management. We are also a member of the National Institutes of Health’s Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials Network, a group of 21 leading medical centers cooperating on research that will improve the treatment of patients with traumatic brain injury, seizures and stroke.
Current Stroke Research Includes—
If you experience a stroke and still have trouble using your arm or hand, you may be eligible to participate in one of these studies, contact Dr. Lynne Gauthier, (Lynne.email@example.com) 614-293-6287 to learn more.
MRI Technology Explores Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CI therapy)
Researchers are using MRI technology to better understand how the brain changes during constraint-induced movement therapy (CI therapy) [link to pdf CI Therapy]. CI Therapy produces substantial arm recovery function post-stroke, believed to be partially due to the therapy’s ability to aid the brain in “rewiring itself.”
You may quality for this study if you are 18 years or older, have experienced a stroke at least six months ago and still have trouble using your arm or hand.
Participation involves 35 hours of therapy with the weaker arm (10 visits), up to 15 hours of testing, and four to five MRI scans over a four to six week period at no cost to you. Participants will receive $20 per testing visit (up to five visits).
Video Game Used for Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CI Therapy) produces substantial arm recovery function post stroke, but is unavailable to most patients due to cost, travel/schedule demands and availability of trained providers. This new low-cost virtual rehabilitation game for stroke is being developed by Ohio State researchers to serve as a home-based, computer gaming version of CI therapy that will provide equal access to high-quality rehabilitation. Watch a demonstration of the game.
You may quality for this study if you are 18 years or older, have experienced a stroke and still have trouble using your arm or hand.
Participation involves up to 60 hours of in-home gameplay and motor testing. Enrolled participants will receive $20 per study visit (up to 7 ) & free access to the game.
Stroke Research Advisory Group:
The mission of the Stroke Research Advisory Group is to create a collaborative dialogue between community members and researchers to move stroke research forward at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. This group was constructed to 1) ensure that we are researching problems that are important to the stroke community, 2) involve members of the stroke community in planning and providing feedback on our research programs, 3)
ensure that the stroke community has immediate access to our newest research findings by sharing them directly with the community, and 4) aid in translating our research findings into clinical practice.
The Stroke Research Advisory Group is currently in its formative stages. For more information about how you can be involved, please contact: Dr. Lynne Gauthier, Lynne.firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-293-6287