Database for Stroke in Infants and Children
This multi-center collaborative study will establish a database of information about stroke in infants and children.
Children 0 to 18 years of age who: 1) have had an ischemic stroke after January 1, 2003; 2) have a history of spastic hemiplegic or quadriplegic cerebral palsy and X-ray evidence of ischemic stroke after January 1, 2003; or 3) are diagnosed with ischemic stroke defined by a new focal neurologic deficit lasting 24 hours or more and presumed due to vessel obstruction or narrowing may be eligible to participate this study.
Participating children have their medical and research records reviewed for information about their stroke. The information is gathered and entered into an internet database. Parents may be interviewed to obtain additional information, if needed. No identifying information is entered into the database, so that the child's participation remains anonymous. The resulting registry may allow physicians to better diagnose, treat, and prevent stroke in children, and will help in developing and conducting new clinical trials to study this disease.
|Official Title:||Towards the Establishment of Standards of Practice and the Initiation of Multi-Center, Multi-National Clinical Trials for Neonates and Children With Stroke|
|Study Start Date:||June 2004|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2011|
OBJECTIVES: This is the first multi-center, multi-national study of children with stroke. It seeks to build a network of investigators, and baseline disease data, to enable childhood stroke clinical trials to be developed.
STUDY POPULATION: Infants and children with ischemic stroke (arterial ischemic stroke and sinovenous thrombosis).
DESIGN: This study is a prospective cohort study conducted consecutively at ten United States, United Kingdom, European, and Canadian centers. This cohort will be used to develop and apply standardized protocols in a study setting for the diagnosis, etiological investigation, treatment, and outcome assessment of infants and children with ischemic stroke (arterial ischemic stroke and sinovenous thrombosis). Children, with diagnosis of stroke made after January 2003, will be prospectively enrolled into a web-based data entry system, over a two-year period.
OUTCOME MEASURES: This study will quantify outcome event rates (initial stroke characteristics, recurrent stroke, mortality, neurologic deficits), which can be used in designing future intervention studies and determining sample sizes. Analysis will be primarily descriptive. Some predictor testing for outcomes within strata may be utilized for web-based data.
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Hospital For Sick Children Research Institute|