Study of Admission Versus Discharge After Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : March 20, 2006
Last Update Posted : February 4, 2015
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University of California, San Diego

Brief Summary:
Evaluate for difference in outcome between hospital admission versus discharge after recent TIA, and evaluate feasibility of a larger study.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Stroke Behavioral: Hospital admission Phase 1

Detailed Description:
20 patients will be randomized within 24 hours of a TIA to be admitted to the hospital or discharged to home, and the investigator will compare outcomes, cost, and evaluate the feasibility of a larger study.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pilot Study of Admission Versus Discharge After Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Study Start Date : March 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2007

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Admission
Behavioral: Hospital admission
No Intervention: Discharge

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. modified Rankin Scale at one year. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Stroke and TIA incidence at one year [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 and older.
  • Clinical diagnosis of TIA within 24 hours of consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Crescendo TIAs, defined as multiple within 24 hours of presentation.
  • Posterior circulation TIAs diagnosed clinically by a member of the Stroke Team.
  • High grade carotid stenosis.
  • Any compelling medical reason they should or should not be admitted or discharged (for example decompensated congestive heart failure, unstable angina, new EKG changes, pneumonia, sepsis). Patients will only be enrolled if the only consideration for admission is the TIA, and they otherwise meet appropriate standard of care criteria for discharge to home.
  • Patients will be excluded if no one can be with them for the next 12 hours to ensure a rapid call to 911 should problems arise, specifically stroke.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00304798

United States, California
San Diego, California, United States, 92103
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Diego
Principal Investigator: Matt B Jensen, MD UCSD Stroke Center Identifier: NCT00304798     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UCSD IRB #051272
First Posted: March 20, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 4, 2015
Last Verified: March 2007

Keywords provided by University of California, San Diego:
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA).
Hospital admission.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ischemic Attack, Transient
Pathologic Processes
Brain Ischemia
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases