Palm Beach Health Network’s Clinical Research Trials Offer Patients Innovative Treatment Options
Neuroscience and stroke trials are overseen by Dr. Nils Mueller-Kronast, regional medical director of neurosciences for Tenet’s Florida region. One of his major goals is to assess the outcomes associated with the use of devices and medications intended to restore blood flow in patients experiencing acute ischemic strokes. Time is brain, and every minute in which a large vessel ischemic stroke is untreated, the patient loses 1.9 million neurons. Reducing this timeline is a major focus of the comprehensive stroke center at Palm Beach Health Network.
Dr. Lloyd Zucker, chief of neurosurgery at Palm Beach Health Network, leads the neuro-oncology research trials, which include the use of fluorescence-guided surgery for brain tumors. The technology illuminates cancer cells to help identify and remove smaller tumors that could otherwise go undetected. Other neuro-oncology research trials currently underway at Palm Beach Health Network include minimally invasive brain surgery and interstitial laser thermal therapy.
Caption: Fluorescence-guided surgical procedure for brain cancer patients
Dabigatran Etexilate for secondary stroke prevention in patients with embolic stroke of underdetermined source (Respect-Esus) Principal Investigator Nils Mueller-Kronast, MD Sponsor Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Study Name A multicenter study of five- amunolevulinic acid to enhance visualization of malignancy in patients with newly diagnosed or recurrent malignant gliomas (5ALA) Principal Investigator Lloyd Zucker, MD Sponsor Dr. Costas Hajipanayis/Mount Sinai Beth-Israel, NX Development Corporation
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