Seeking Answers and Treatments for Neurologic Diseases
Neurologic diseases are among the most challenging and mysterious conditions facing doctors and their patients today. Temple researchers have made it their life’s mission to unravel the causes of these diseases. Our goal is simple: to develop better tests and more effective treatments for the benefit of our patients with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, dementia and other neurologic disorders.
Research Focus Areas
Temple doctors and researchers participate in a wide range of research programs and protocols aimed at advancing the treatment of neurological conditions. Our work spans the basic science laboratories of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University to patient bedside.
Laboratory investigation into the causes and mechanisms of neurological disease takes place in several Temple research centers. Here, scientists work to open the doors to more effective and targeted treatments — from novel pharmaceuticals and biologicals to therapies with genes, stem cells, and medical devices.
Additionally, Temple doctors and scientists participate in clinical trials, testing the effectiveness of new medications and innovative surgical techniques for treating neurological disorders. Through these clinical trials, we are able to provide patients with access to therapies that aren’t yet available at other centers.
Learn more about our basic sciences and translational neurological research centers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine:
Ongoing Clinical Trials and Observational Studies
Clinical trials provide opportunities for patients to participate in the latest therapies available before they are commercially available. Observational studies look for new ways to detect disease, and do not include treatments or interventions. Both are an important part of medical advancement. We currently have a number of ongoing clinical trials and observational studies available for patients with neurological conditions:
- AtRial Cardiopathy and Antithrombotic Drugs In Prevention After Cryptogenic Stroke (ARCADIA)
- Anticoagulation in ICH Survivors for Stroke Prevention and Recovery(ASPIRE)
- HEALEY ALS Platform Trial
- Multi-arm Optimization of Stroke Thrombolysis (MOST)
- RAndomized Therapy In Status Epilepticus (RAISE)
- Regulating Blood Pressure During Recovery From Intracerebral Hemorrhage (REDUCE)
- Statins Use in Intracerebral Hemorrhage (SATURN)
- SEdation Versus General Anesthesia for Endovascular Therapy in Acute Ischemic Stroke (SEGA)
- Sleep for Stroke Management and Recovery Trial (Sleep SMART)
- Follow up After Stroke, Screening and Treatment Clinic (Patient Registry)
For more information about clinical trials and observational studies at the Temple Neurosciences Center, please ask your physician.