For neurology studies, please discuss some specific quirks or intricacies that prevent sites from meeting their enrollment targets?

Q&A with Rebecca Hinton, Clinical Project & Safety Manager at genae Americas

Q: For neurology studies, please discuss some specific quirks or intricacies that prevent sites from meeting their enrolment targets?

A: Neurology studies often involve the cooperation of multiple hospital departments, such as Pain Management, or the ER. If these ancillary departments are not regularly engaged by the study staff, potential patients may pass you by. Communication is key.

For acute neurology studies where the patient is unable to provide consent due to a neurological deficit, the presence of a qualified Legally Authorized Representative who can provide consent on behalf of the patient is crucial. Otherwise the patient cannot be included.

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•  What unique aspects of a neurology subject population make enrollment/recruitment/retention particularly difficult?
•  Are there procedures specific to the conduct of a neurology trial that sponsors/principal investigators should be aware of?
•  Is there anything in the design of a neurology trial that you foresee as a source of difficulty when it comes to executing?

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