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Carotid Intima-media Thickness in Japan Statin Treatment Against Recurrent Stroke(J-STARS Echo)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan
Hiroshima University
National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Translational Research Informatics Center, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00361530
First received: August 7, 2006
Last updated: May 13, 2014
Last verified: May 2014
  Purpose

Carotid ultrasound can reveal the intima-media complex thickness(IMT), that has been reported to be a marker of atherosclerosis as well as a risk of cardiovascular events, and to be attenuated by 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors (statins) . This substudy of J-STARS will observe the temporal profile of carotid IMT prospectively in the patients with prescription of pravastatin and the control.


Condition Intervention Phase
Ischemic Stroke
Drug: Statin
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effect of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A(HMG-CoA) Reductase Inhibitor Upon Carotid Intima-media Complex Thickness in the Post-ischemic Patients With Hyperlipidemia During the Prospective Study of J-STARS.

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Further study details as provided by Translational Research Informatics Center, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Intima-media complex thickness (IMT) of the common carotid artery (CCA) [ Time Frame: until the last day of the next February after 5-year follow-up survey ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Plaque score, number of plaque, recurrent cerebrovascular events [ Time Frame: until the last day of the next February after 5-year follow-up survey ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 854
Study Start Date: March 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Pravastatin
Patient has 10mg oral administration of Pravastatin per day. It starts within one month from their entry and continues every day until the end of the study or its endpoints.
Drug: Statin
No Intervention: No intervention
Patient has no intervention.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ischemic stroke except for cardiogenic embolism, from 1 month to 3 years after onset
  • Hyperlipidemia and total cholesterol level of 180-240mg/dl without the prescription of statin within previous 30 days
  • Able to visit outpatient department
  • Informed consent on the form.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Ischemic stroke of other determined cause according to the TOAST classification
  • Ischemic heart disease and necessary to use statin
  • Hemorrhagic disorders
  • Platelet count <=100,000/ul within 3 months prior to study start
  • Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) or aspartate aminotransferase (AST)>= 100IU/L within 3 months prior to study start
  • Serum creatinine >=2.0mg/dl within 3 months prior to study start
  • A scheduled operation
  • The presence of malignant disorder
  • Patients whom carotid ultrasound cannot examine because of neck tumor or torticollis
  • Patients after carotid endarterectomy or radiation therapy to neck
  • Patients whose carotid ultrasound cannot be examined because of neck tumor or torticollis
  • Patients after carotid endarterectomy or radiation therapy to neck
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00361530

Locations
Japan
National Cardiovascular Center (NCVC)
Suita-shi, Osaka, Japan, 565-0873
Hiroshima University Hospital
Hiroshima, Japan, 734-8551
Sponsors and Collaborators
Translational Research Informatics Center, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan
Hiroshima University
National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Masayasu Matsumoto, MD, PhD Hiroshima University Hospital
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Translational Research Informatics Center, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00361530     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: J-STARS echo, C000000212
Study First Received: August 7, 2006
Last Updated: May 13, 2014
Health Authority: Japan: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

Keywords provided by Translational Research Informatics Center, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan:
stroke
brain ischemia
cerebrovascular accident
statin
hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
cholesterol
hypercholesterolemia
hyperlipidemia
multicenter studies
prospective studies
endpoint determination
randomized controlled trials
recurrence
pravastatin
plaque
tunica intima
tunica media
ultrasonography
carotid arteries

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cerebral Infarction
Ischemia
Stroke
Brain Diseases
Brain Infarction
Brain Ischemia
Cardiovascular Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Vascular Diseases
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Pravastatin
Anticholesteremic Agents
Antimetabolites
Enzyme Inhibitors
Hypolipidemic Agents
Lipid Regulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses

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