"Spot Sign" Selection of Intracerebral Hemorrhage to Guide Hemostatic Therapy

2014-11-04 01:08:23 | BioPortfolio


This clinical trial will enroll 110 patients from approximately 15 Canadian stroke centres. Patients coming to the emergency department with bleeding in the brain not due to trauma or other known causes who can be treated within 6 hours of onset will undergo CT angiography using standard CT scanners ("CAT scan"). Those with a "spot sign", a type of marker on the CT scan that shows the brain is still bleeding, will be randomly assigned to a single injection of "factor 7"(a blood clotting drug used in hemophilia) or placebo (inactive saline); patients without a spot sign will not be treated. The researchers will look at how much bleeding happens after the treatments are administered, as well as clinical outcomes such as death and disability. The researchers think that factor 7 will cause the bleeding to stop faster and possibly decrease death and disability.


This phase II double blind RCT will enroll 110 patients from approximately 15 Canadian stroke centres. Acute ICH patients who can be treated within 6 hours of onset will undergo CT angiography using standard CT procedures. Those with a spot sign will be randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to a single injection of rFVIIa 80 µg/kg or placebo; patients without a spot sign will not be treated. The primary endpoint is ICH expansion within 24 hours.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment




rfVIIa, Standard saline solution


Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal
T2N 2T9




Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-11-04T01:08:23-0500

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