A Mayo Clinic physician wants to find out if medicine is as safe and effective as surgery or stenting in preventing a stroke.
Dr. Thomas G. Brott, a neurologist at Mayo Clinic in Florida, and a colleague have been awarded a 39.5 million dollar grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. It's pne of the largestgranted ever awarded to the Mayo Clinic in Florida.
The grant funds a seven-year clinical trial that will enroll 2,480 patients in 120 centers in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. The study, known as CREST-2, is expected to begin enrolling patients this summer.
Management of the patient data and the statistical analysis will be carried out at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.....