A clinical trial is a research study involving human volunteers that tries to answer scientific questions. It evaluates a new way to prevent, diagnose, or treat a disease or condition. Carefully conducted clinical trials are among the safest and fastest ways of discovering new and improved treatments. All trials are conducted according to a strict protocol that describes what types of patients may enter the study, the investigational product, and the schedule of tests, procedures, and duration of the study. All participants must agree to follow the protocol. Data from the trial is collected and analyzed to assess safety and effectiveness of the investigational product. Ultimately, it may be made available to clinicians to use as needed in standard medical practice.
Clinical Research has changed the face of modern medicine.Harold Varmus, Director The National Institute of Health
Clinical trials are used to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new drugs, devices, and treatments. They provide a good reference to compare how existing treatments stack up against newer ones. Some clinical trials explore different ways to use approved treatments so they will be more effective, easier to use, and/or decrease side effects. They also are helpful in determining how a treatment responds to a specific population that may not have been tested before.
Volunteers with certain health conditions may benefit from cutting-edge treatments that are not yet available for wide-spread use. Clinical trials provide access to these treatments and expert medical care from specialist investigators and doctors. Most importantly, participation in a clinical trial may contribute to the discovery of medical breakthroughs that may benefit people for generations to come.
At Northside Vascular Surgery, we pride ourselves in offering the latest in innovative procedures, technologies and treatments through investigator-initiated and national clinical trials. Our physicians conduct clinical trials in multiple vascular diseases and conditions because they are committed to discovering and offering the latest treatment options to their patients.
Clinical Trials translate the results of scientific research into better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease
Northside Vascular Surgery offers trials for multiple conditions related to vascular care. We currently have open trials for the following conditions, and we are the only location in Georgia to offer some of them.
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