Specializing in the science and treatment of venous disease
The Duke Vein Clinic is actively involved in clinical trials and research to stay on the forefront of new developments and technology relating to all aspects of venous disease.
The purpose of a clinical trial is to learn more about a particular medication, therapy, procedure, device, or surgery. Clinical trials are designed to help answer important questions to help improve the care of patients. Before a physician can start a clinical trial at Duke, the trial has to be reviewed and approved by Duke’s Institutional Review Board (IRB).
If a patient would be an a good candidate for a clinical trial and meets the strict eligibility requirements of that trial, the patient may be asked to participate in that particular clinical research trail or study.
Involvement in a clinical trial is completely voluntary, in fact, before a patient is allow to participate in a trail, the patient must sign an informed consent to be sure the patient completely understands the clinical trial completely.
To view the most current listing of clinical trials, please visit the clinical trials page for the Department of Surgery.