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Web Site Offers Free Online Access to Stroke Research

Three-way collaboration marks May as American Stroke Month

FRIDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- The month of May is American Stroke Month and the American Stroke Association, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are calling attention to a Web site that gives researchers, physicians and affected families free online access to the newest research on stroke.

The Stroke Trials Registry, a resource of the non-profit Internet Stroke Center operated by Washington University, includes data from 500 of the latest ongoing clinical trials. It is both a clinical trial registry and results database that can be used to track ongoing trials and obtain data prior to publication.

"Approaches to diagnosing, preventing and treating stroke are changing rapidly and require us to provide scientific information that gives an up-to-date overview of the state of stroke care today," said Ralph Sacco, M.D., chair of the American Stroke Association advisory committee, in a statement. "We have added an important component to the overall volume of information we provide professionals, and partnering with this unique Web site allows the association to provide this information at minimal costs."

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