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Stroke Telemedicine for Arizona Rural Residents Trial (STARR)

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: NCT00829361
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 27, 2009
Last Update Posted : November 25, 2015
Arizona Department of Health Services
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mayo Clinic

Brief Summary:
The STARR network registry consists of a 4 spoke 1 hub system. Which will consist of prospective collection, recording, and regular analysis of telestroke patient consultation and care data for the purpose of quality measure assessment and improvement and benchmarking against other national and international telestroke programs.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Stroke Cerebral Infarction Vascular Diseases Brain Ischemia Brain Infarction Brain Diseases Cerebrovascular Disorders Other: Telemedicine Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 447 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Stroke Telemedicine for Arizona Rural Residents Trial
Study Start Date : October 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
Telemedicine Other: Telemedicine
Two way site independent audio/video telemedicine system with DICOM.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess the numbers of patients who receive thrombolytics and the time to treatment in patients evaluated by telemedicine [ Time Frame: 90 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess the functional outcomes of acute stroke subjects by Barthel index and Modified Rankin Scale [ Time Frame: 90 days ]
  2. To assess the rate of intracranial hemorrhage post thrombolysis [ Time Frame: 90 days ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 120 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients presenting to Rural Emergency Department within 12 hours of acute stroke symptom onset.
  • Written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unlikely to complete study through 90-day follow-up.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00829361

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United States, Arizona
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85054
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic
Arizona Department of Health Services
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Principal Investigator: Bart M. Demerschalk, M.D. Mayo Clinic
Principal Investigator: Bentley J. Bobrow, M.D. Mayo Clinic
Study Director: Dwight D Channer, MS Mayo Clinic
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Responsible Party: Mayo Clinic Identifier: NCT00829361    
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-005156
First Posted: January 27, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 25, 2015
Last Verified: November 2015
Keywords provided by Mayo Clinic:
Acute stroke
Cerebral Infarction
Vascular diseases
brain ischemia
brain infarction
brain diseases
cerebrovascular disorders
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cerebral Infarction
Brain Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Ischemia
Brain Infarction
Vascular Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathologic Processes