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Effectiveness and Safety of Angongniuhuang Pill on Restoring Consciousness for Patients Who Have Suffered From a Stroke

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2009 by Fudan University.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: January 6, 2009
Last Update Posted: May 28, 2010
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Information provided by:
Fudan University
This study will determine if Angongniuhuang Pill (Composed of Niuhuang, Yujin, Xijiao, Huangqin, Huanglian, Xionghuang, Zhizi, Zhusha, Bingpian, Shexiang, and Zhenzhu) will have a better effect in restoring consciousness for patients who have suffered from an acute ischemic stroke. The study is designed to look at both consciousness level and overall recovery and recovery of motor function, for example muscle strength and coordination.

Condition Intervention Phase
Stroke Acute Ischemic Stroke Drug: Angongniuhuang Pill Drug: placebo Phase 2 Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

Further study details as provided by Fudan University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) within 90 days after stroke onset. [ Time Frame: 90 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The percentage of patients of different consciousness level stratified according to the GCS, and the time spent of patients who recovered from coma. [ Time Frame: 90 days ]
  • Global disability on modified Rankin scale at 90 days. [ Time Frame: 90 days ]
  • NIH stroke scale [ Time Frame: 90 days ]
  • Changes in laboratory indexes as safety assessment, including red blood cell(RBC), white blood cell(WBC), platelet(PLT), alanine transarninase(ALT), aspartate transarninase (AST), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine(Cr) in blood samples; protein, red b [ Time Frame: 14 days ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A Drug: Angongniuhuang Pill
7 days of Angongniuhuang Pill
Placebo Comparator: B Drug: placebo
7 days of placebo


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Occurrence of an acute ischemic stroke (between 9 and 72 h after onset) with
  • A score of not higher than 12 of Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)
  • Patient age of between 18 and 80 years.
  • Patients or their representatives voluntarily take part in this study and signed the informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Transient Ischemic attack(TIA), cerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Ischemic stroke that needs rt-PA treatment
  • Subjects who are unlikely to complete taking the investigational product and/or are unlikely to undergo active medical management during that period due to a severe clinical condition.
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Proven disability by law, such as blindness, deafness, dumb, disturbance of intelligence, mental disorders, limb handicap.
  • Liable to be allergic (allergic to at lease 2 foods/drugs previously exposed)
  • Had been participated in other clinical trials during the last 1 month prior to study inclusion.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00817609

Contact: Dingfang Cai, MD doctorcn@hotmail.com

China, Shanghai
Zhongshan Hospital of Fudan University Not yet recruiting
Shanghai, Shanghai, China, 200032
Contact: Dingfang Cai, MD       doctorcn@hotmail.com   
Principal Investigator: Zhan Sun, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Wenwei Li, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Junpeng Gao, MD, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Chenling Yao, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Zhenju Song, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Chaoyang Tong, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Yuping Tang, MD, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Chunfei Jiang, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fudan University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Office for Traditional Chinese medicine, Shanghai Municipal Health Bureau
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00817609     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008L060A
First Submitted: January 5, 2009
First Posted: January 6, 2009
Last Update Posted: May 28, 2010
Last Verified: September 2009

Keywords provided by Fudan University:
Angongniuhuang Pill
consciousness level of patients who suffered from a stroke

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases