Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials (NETT)

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The Department of Emergency Medicine has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for a second five-year cycle of the project called Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials (NETT) Network.  The grant is to sustain and grow a network to improve the emergency care of patients with neurological emergencies by executing clinical trials.  

The NIH created the NETT specifically to conduct large trials that reduce the burden of very acute injuries and illnesses affecting the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system.  The network recognizes and seeks to explore the special narrow window of opportunity that exists in treating neurologic damage from a variety of pathologies ranging from stroke to traumatic brain injury to seizures to stroke.  The study of very rapid interventions will have to be implemented by paramedics in the field or by physicians in the Emergency Department.  This network provides the basis for conducting efficient studies in these environments and an exciting opportunity to improve patient care.

Our research team

Michelle Biros, MD, MS, Principal Investigator
Mustapha Ezzeddine, MD, Co-Principal Investigator
Kathleen Miller, BSN, CCRC, Project Manager