Presented by Brigitte Jacoby, Principal Clinical Research Coordinator, and Dr. Sanjula Singh, Principal Investigator, McCance Center of Brain Health, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Also, on behalf of Principal Investigators Dr. Jonathan Rosand and Dr. Amy Toufighi, Massachusetts General Hospital and the McCans Brain Health Center at Harvard Medical School, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Title “Reach ICH”.
What is REACH-ICH testing in a nutshell?
- Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a specific type of stroke, cerebral hemorrhage.
- People who have had a brain hemorrhage are at increased risk of developing another stroke, memory loss, and depression.
- Doctors still don’t understand why some people develop another stroke, memory problems, and depression, and some don’t.
- Keeping your blood pressure (BP) healthy can reduce these risks.
- This study will help doctors understand why some people are protected from another stroke and others are not.
Social determinants of health and blood pressure
This grant was awarded to the McCance Center to support the above research studies. This study explores how. Social determinants of health It influences the risk of cognitive decline and stroke recurrence in communities that have received little attention in medical research. To that end, this research project will take place at his seven academic centers across the United States that primarily serve these underrepresented communities. This research study is he one of the first with a primary goal to address the relationship between health and social determinants of stroke.
Social determinants of health It is the factor that influences how people live, work and learn, their quality of life and their health risks. Some examples include access and quality of education, social community including racism, economic stability, neighborhood, access and quality of health care.
Improving blood pressure control in stroke patients, including those with ICH, remains a persistent challenge. Past studies have shown that more than 50% of his ICH survivors had uncontrolled hypertension after her ICH, with significantly higher proportions of black and Hispanic patients. Our focus is breaking down barriers to blood pressure control, especially in stroke patients. in patients from underrepresented communities.
State-of-the-art blood pressure management
The study also includes state-of-the-art tools such as:
- Text message reminders for patients to encourage engagement and blood pressure collection
- Home blood pressure cuff for collecting weekly data
- Monthly follow-up to patient on blood pressure
- Regular phone calls with a health coach to address potential challenges in maintaining healthy blood pressure
- Research materials available in English and Spanish to address language barriers and reach more patients
National Collaboration Kickoff Meeting in Los Angeles
astonishingly Successful REACH-ICH kick-off meeting The event, held in Los Angeles, was organized by the McCanns Center for Brain Health team in partnership with Dr. Toufigi’s team from the Los Angeles County Health Department. Physicians, researchers, and clinical research coordinators from all collaborating medical centers attended this kick-off he meeting. These medical centers include Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Yale University, University of Maryland, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Rancho Research Institute, Queens Medical Center in Hawaii, and the University of Texas at Houston. Northwestern University and Wake Forest University provide technical support (including text messages) and statistical support, respectively. The REACH-ICH trial will open for registration after April 1, 2023.
For more information?
For more information on REACH-ICH research, please feel free to contact Brigitte Jacoby (email@example.com) or Dr. Sanjula Singh (firstname.lastname@example.org).