If you have ever heard the phrase “clinical research,” you may have wondered what it entails. Basically, clinical research can be thought of as people-oriented research that tests medications or treatment methods. Clinical research is absolutely vital for any medical institution, because it helps physicians find the newest, best treatments for diseases. As a patient, you can think of clinical research as a team effort between you and your physicians. You get the benefit of having the newest treatments available under the watchful eyes of your physician, and your physician gets your valuable input about the treatment.
Observations from around the world have documented that patients who participate in clinical trials are much better off than those who do not, even if they are in the “no treatment” or placebo group. The attention given by medical personnel involved in the trial, the necessary safeguards integrated into protocols, and the pure educational advantage that patients receive translate into overall healthcare benefits for patients.
ProMedica Heart and Vascular Institutes recognize the important role that clinical trials play in advancing heart treatment. This valuable research leads to scientific discovery that allows all physicians to provide better treatment to their patients. We are proud to bring national cardiac clinical trials to our community and support research being conducted locally.
Clinical research is an important part of the daily activity at Jobst Vascular Institute. Identifying an important clinical problem, designing an appropriate protocol that answers the question at hand without compromising patient care, and tenaciously recording the outcome with attention to detail are the building blocks of good clinical studies. Thoughtful data analysis, solid statistical evaluation, and putting the recorded information into the perspective of current patient care are the end products that ultimately advance the field. The final achievement that puts the stamp of credibility on any project is publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
If you are seeking treatment for vascular disease, we urge you to ask your physician if there is a clinical trial that would be appropriate for you. JVI is always enrolling patients into clinical trials to find new and better treatments for vascular disease. You can download a PDF file that lists all of our current research trials. If you are unable to view the PDF file on your computer, you may need to download and install Adobe Reader software. If you have questions about our clinical trials that we did not answer here, please call our office at 419-291-2080.
Featured Vascular Trials
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