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Pilot Study of Hypothermia for Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Croatia

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 October 2010 by University of Rijeka.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: October 14, 2010
Last Update Posted: December 28, 2010
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PharmamedMado d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia
Information provided by:
University of Rijeka
In this pilot study the researchers will investigate efficacy of hypothermia in the early stage of treatment patients with primary intracerebral hemorrhage.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hypothermia Primary Intracerebral Hemorrhage Signs and Symptoms Device: Cincinnati Sub-Zero," Blanketrol III" Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by University of Rijeka:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Neurological outcome [ Time Frame: 3 months after the onset ]
  • Neurological outcome [ Time Frame: 6 months after the onset ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mortality [ Time Frame: 1 week ]
  • Mortality [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
  • Mortality [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • The incidence of significant cardiac arrhythmias, infections, severe disturbances of electrolytes [ Time Frame: 3 days ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: January 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Hypothermia
Device: Cincinnati Sub-Zero Hyper-Hypothermia to core temperature of 34C for 24 hours, rewarming rate 0,5/2h until the patient reaches 36,5C
Device: Cincinnati Sub-Zero," Blanketrol III"

Detailed Description:

The purpose of this pilot trial is to determine whether hypothermia improves neurological outcome (measured as 3 and 6 months after the onset of symptoms using mRS, GOS and BI) in patients who has suffered a primary intracerebral hemorrhage. The patients with primary intracerebral hemorrhage presented with coma (GCS ≤ 8) and ICH score 2-4 will be included. Induction of hypothermia will be initiated within 6 hours of symptoms onset. Patients will be cooled to core temperature of 34°C during 24 hours using non-invasive temperature management (Cincinnati Sub-Zero). The temperature will be measured continuously by esophageal system. After 24 hours of successful cooling, the target temperature will be gradually raised to achieve slow re-warming of 0.5°C / 2 h until the core temperature reaches 36,5°C.

During hypothermia ECG, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and intracranial pressure will be measured continuously and registered every 30 min. The first CT scan of the brain, after initial, will be done early after normothermia is reached.


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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:

  • GCS ≤ 8
  • ICH score 2-4
  • symptom onset within 6 hours
  • ages 18 - 80

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnancy
  • hemodynamical unstability
  • recent myocardial infarction
  • systolic blood pressure < 90 mm Hg
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01221142

Contact: Igor Antoncic, MD, MSc +38551658315 igor.antoncic@ri.t-com.hr

Intensive Care Unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Rijeka Not yet recruiting
Rijeka, Croatia, 51000
Contact: Igor Antoncic, MD, MSc    +38551658315    igor.antoncic@ri.t-com.hr   
Sub-Investigator: Sinisa Dunatov, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Marina Bralic, MD, MSc         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Rijeka
PharmamedMado d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia
Principal Investigator: Igor Antoncic, MD, MSc Intensive Care Unit, Departmen of Neurology, University Hospital Rijeka, Croatis
  More Information

Responsible Party: University Hospital Rijeka, Igor Antončić MD
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01221142     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HfICHiC
First Submitted: October 13, 2010
First Posted: October 14, 2010
Last Update Posted: December 28, 2010
Last Verified: October 2010

Keywords provided by University of Rijeka:
Hypothermia, ICH

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Signs and Symptoms
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Pathologic Processes
Body Temperature Changes
Intracranial Hemorrhages
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Dermatologic Agents