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Neurological Impact of Vascular Events In Noncardiac Surgery patIents cOhort evaluatioN Pilot Study

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
McMaster University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01369537
First received: June 7, 2011
Last updated: September 5, 2013
Last verified: September 2013

June 7, 2011
September 5, 2013
November 2011
December 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Rate of recruitment [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Neurological Impact of Vascular Events In Noncardiac Surgery patIents cOhort evaluatioN Pilot Study
Neurological Impact of Vascular Events In Noncardiac Surgery patIents cOhort evaluatioN Pilot Study

Two hundred million adults worldwide have major surgery every year. A million of these patients will have an obvious stroke after their surgery. Another 10 million patients may have "silent" strokes. Although silent strokes are not diagnosed immediately, they are likely to reduce patients' short-term memory, concentration, and ability to function at home. However, the investigators do not know how common silent strokes are after noncardiac surgery, nor the extent to which they affect brain function.

The investigators will first perform a pilot trial to determine the feasibility of the larger study that will provide the definitive answer to this question. Participating patients will be assessed by questionnaire before and after surgery, and will have a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study of the brain after the surgery to look for silent strokes. Combining the results of the MRI and the questionnaires will allow us to determine the frequency of silent strokes after non-cardiac surgery, and their effect on brain function. The NeuroVISION Pilot Study will determine the feasibility of a large study to examine the frequency and the impact of silent stroke in patients who undergo noncardiac surgery.

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Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample

Patients aged 65 years and older undergoing noncardiac surgery and staying in hospital overnight.

Perioperative Stroke
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adults > 65 yrs undergoing noncardiac surgery
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Completed
100
January 2013
December 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 65,
  • undergoing noncardiac surgery,
  • regional or general anesthetic.

Exclusion Criteria:

-Patients who have a contraindication to MRI.

Both
65 Years and older
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Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Canada
 
NCT01369537
NeuroVISION Pilot
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McMaster University
McMaster University
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Principal Investigator: PJ Devereaux, MD, PhD McMaster University
McMaster University
September 2013

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