Therapy Areas: Devices to Expedite Patient Enrollment in NIH-Funded PE-TRACT Clinical Trial
7 March 2023 - - US-based disease detection and care coordination company will use its Viz RECRUIT platform to optimize patient enrollment for the NIH-funded1 Pulmonary Embolism--Thrombus Removal with Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis (PE-TRACT) clinical trial, the company said.

The PE-TRACT trial will be the most rigorous randomized controlled clinical trial to date of catheter-directed therapy for pulmonary embolism, with plans to enroll 500 patients across 30-50 sites.

The PE-TRACT trial is designed to address whether catheter therapy should be routinely used to treat intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism versus anticoagulants alone.

Pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot is trapped in an artery in the lung, blocking blood flow to part of the lung.

Participating research institutions in the PE-TRACT trial will use Viz RECRUIT to find, screen, and enroll clinical trial candidates.

Viz RECRUIT, an AI-powered clinical trial enrollment platform, automates the identification and triage of eligible candidates for pre-trial review, while reducing the burden on the research team.

Using Viz RECRUIT, sites will be able to automatically screen patients based on pulmonary embolism and high right ventricular to left ventricular diameter (RV/LV) ratio.

The cloud-based technology helps to broaden the recruitment funnel in both size and diversity and streamlines the trial enrollment workflow.

To date, Viz RECRUIT has been used to screen nearly 300,000 patients and identify over 14,000 clinical trial candidates across 100 healthcare facilities.

Information on the PE-TRACT trial and the Viz RECRUIT platform will be presented at the upcoming Society of Interventional Radiology Meeting on March 7 in Phoenix, Arizona.

The study was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, of the National Institutes of Health, under grant award number 1UG3HL155798-01A1.

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