The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, is looking for individuals to participate in clinical studies. Participating in clinical trials allows you to play an active role in research on the nature and causes of many disorders of the brain and nervous system, and to possibly help physician-scientists develop future treatments. The information below is designed to help you quickly learn about actively recruiting research studies for which you or someone you know may be eligible.

Description:

The study of plasma and urine proteomic profiles in patients with ischemic brain injury is important to better understanding of the mechanisms by which thrombolytic agents or other therapy affects clinical outcomes. The purpose of this study is to study the proteomic profile of patients with ischemic brain injury and compare it to control subjects without ischemic brain injury, subjects with other chronic neurologic diseases or systemic vascular diseases, and pre- and post- therapy which may be associated with, or predictive of, therapeutic outcome. The investigators hypothesize that there is a unique set of proteins expressed in serum and urine in patients with ischemic brain injury that may provide a more complete understanding of ischemic brain injury pathophysiology. Ultimately, this study may provide information of direct relevance to the medical care of a large proportion of patients with ischemic brain injury and other neurologic diseases in the future. And proteomic proteomic profile may provide important information about the roles of specific biomarkers. Perhaps the prevention of ischemic injury related complications.

Eligibility Criteria:

Case Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria: Inclusion Criteria: 1. Ischemic brain injury within 12 hours of symptom onset; 2. Including primary ischemic brain injury from embolism or arterial occlusion or secondary due to increased ICP after trauma, subarachnoid hemorrhage. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Patients who are hemodynamically unstable for venipunctures; 2. Anemic patients (hemoglobin

Study Design:

Study Location:

Massachusetts