Q&A with Rebecca Hinton, Clinical Project & Safety Manager at genae Americas
Q: What unique aspects of a neurology subject population make enrollment/recruitment/retention particularly difficult?
A: We have had the pleasure of working with a variety of neurological clinical indications, such as stroke, symptomatic neuroma, and intracranial hemorrhage. Each have their own unique aspects that can make recruitment a challenge.
For example, Seasonal characteristics can be a factor. Studies that involve neuropathic pain often experience slower enrollment in the summer months, when pain is improved by the warm weather.
For post-market Neurology studies, finding patients with insurers that cover the procedure can sometimes be a challenge. This can be especially relevant at VA hospitals or patients in the Medicaid or Medicare programs.
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• For neurology studies, please discuss some specific quirks or intricacies that prevent sites from meeting their enrollment targets?
• 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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