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Fabry and Stroke Epidemiological Protocol (FASEP): Risk Factors In Ischemic Stroke Patients With Fabry Disease (FASEP)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01182818
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 17, 2010
Last Update Posted : June 14, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Prof. Dr. Arndt Rolfs, University of Rostock

Brief Summary:
More than one million people in Europe suffer from a stroke every day. Normally older people have a stroke, but also a significant number of younger people between 18 and 55 years. Usually, these can only be explained for a minority by the classical risk factors such as diabetes, overweight and high blood pressure. New studies indicate that in about 1 - 2 % of the younger stroke patients the etiology can be an undiagnosed genetic disease, e.g. Fabry disease. Fabry disease is a lysosomal storage disorder known to cause vasculopathy. The purpose of this study is to determine in a large number of young stroke patients, how many strokes were caused by Fabry disease and what risk factors might be able to predict this disease.

Condition or disease
Cerebrovascular Accident Stroke, Acute Cerebral Stroke

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 1000 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : September 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2012

all adult patients (18 - 60 years of age) with an acute cerebrovascular event of any etiology

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Fabry diagnostic will be done centrally: blood samples will be stored for analysis of a-galactosidase in blood, Gb3 as well as lyso-Gb3. In all cases direct analysis of the gene will be done, especially in females where due to the Lyonisation effect a-galactosidase activity might be normal in blood although the patient might suffer from Fabry disease.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Adult patients with acute ischemic cerebrovascular event of any ischemic etiology

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients (18 - 60 years of age) with an acute ischemic cerebrovascular event either acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack within 10 days
  • Diagnosis of the cerebrovascular event (CVE) by a stroke experienced physician
  • Diagnostic procedures for CVE according to the local guidelines and recommendations
  • Written informed consent from patient or legal representative according to local regulations

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients being younger than 18 years or older than 60 years of age.
  • Acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack longer than 10 days before enrollment into the study
  • CVE associated with intracranial hemorrhage as evidenced by cerebral CT scan
  • Any uncertainty in the diagnosis
  • No written informed consent from the patient or legal representative

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01182818

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Department of Neurology, Kreiskrankenhaus Altenburg
Altenburg, Germany, 04600
Dept. of Neurology, Vivantes Netzwerk für Gesundheit GmbH, Klinikum Neukölln
Berlin, Germany, 12351
Department of Neurology, Allgemeines Krankenhaus Celle
Celle, Germany, 29223
Department of Neurology, Klinikum Chemnitz gGmbH
Chemnitz, Germany, 09131
Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf, Dept. of Neurology
Duesseldorf, Germany, D-40225
Universitätsklinikum Giessen, Department of Neurology
Giessen, Germany, 35392
Department of Neurology S10, Universitaetsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
Hamburg, Germany, 20246
Universität Heidelberg, Klinik für Neurologie
Heidelberg, Germany, 69120
Department of Neurology, Universitaetsklinikum Jena
Jena, Germany, 07740
Dept. of Neurology, Ökumenisches Hainich Klinikum gGmbH
Mühlhausen / Thürigen, Germany, 99974
Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Klinik für Neurologie
Regensburg, Germany, 93053
University of Rostock, Department of Neurology
Rostock, Germany, D-18055
University of Ulm, Department of Neurology
Ulm, Germany, D-89081
Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dept. of Neurology
Warsaw, Poland, 02-957
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Rostock
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Principal Investigator: Arndt Rolfs, MD University of Rostock, Albrecht-Kossel-Institute for Neuroregeneration
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Responsible Party: Prof. Dr. Arndt Rolfs, Prof. Dr. med., University of Rostock Identifier: NCT01182818    
Other Study ID Numbers: FD01/2010
First Posted: August 17, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 14, 2012
Last Verified: June 2012
Keywords provided by Prof. Dr. Arndt Rolfs, University of Rostock:
Cerebrovascular Accident
Cerebrovascular Accident, Acute
Fabry Disease
Fabry´s Disease
Anderson-Fabry Disease
CVA (Cerebrovascular Accident)
Stroke, Acute
Cerebral Stroke
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Ischemic Stroke
Fabry Disease
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Lysosomal Storage Diseases, Nervous System
Brain Diseases, Metabolic, Inborn
Brain Diseases, Metabolic
Cerebral Small Vessel Diseases
Genetic Diseases, X-Linked
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Lipid Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Lysosomal Storage Diseases
Metabolic Diseases
Lipid Metabolism Disorders