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Rapid Evaluation for Stroke Outcomes Using Lytics in Vascular Event (RESOLVE) Registry and Implementation Quality Improvement Study (RESOLVE)

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: NCT01864928
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 30, 2013
Last Update Posted : June 21, 2017
Genentech, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
John A. Spertus, MD, MPH, Saint Luke's Health System

Brief Summary:

Despite abundant evident supporting the use of acute reperfusion therapy in the setting of acute ischemic stroke (AIS), adoption of this practice in routine clinical care is poor. We hypothesize that a significant barrier is the difficulty in weighing the benefits and risks of rt-PA treatment in the care of an individual patient, a problem compounded by the time urgency of decision-making and clinical fears that weigh risks of treatment more heavily than benefits.

The goal of this Quality Improvement (QI) study is to leverage an IT solution that we have developed, ePRISM, that executes multivariable risk models with patient-specific data so that a personalized estimate of an individual's outcomes (both risks and benefits) with and without rt-PA, can be generated so support safer, more effective clinical care. Through an earlier project, we will have programmed ePRISM with the best available risk-stratification models and developed a clinically useful format for presenting the data to support clinical decision-making in AIS.

Through QI, we propose to identify the optimal mechanism for integrating the tool within the routine flow of patient care in preparation for more definitive studies, or dissemination strategies, to improve the treatment of patients with AIS.

Condition or disease
Acute Ischemic Stroke

Detailed Description:

Specific Aim 1: Implement ePRISM and the RESOLVE Decision Aid (DA) at 2 sites (Saint Luke's Hospital in Kansas City and Saint Luke's North) for Emergency Department (ED) access and decision support.

1. Procedures and Evaluation

  1. Map process flow and define the optimal points of care for both the informed consent and decision aid.
  2. Pre-implementation registry or data retrieval of patient/family satisfaction with information during consent process pre-PRISM, as well as time from presentation to treatment.
  3. Implementation of ePRISM software and the RESOLVE DA.
  4. Monitor proportion of patients in whom the RESOLVE DA is used.
  5. Post-implementation registry or data retrieval of patient/family satisfaction and knowledge, as well as time from presentation to treatment.
  6. Interviews of providers on confidence in making treatment decisions.
  7. Monitor patient outcomes through 90 day follow up phone call as per the standard of care.

Specific Aim 2: Implement ePRISM and the RESOLVE DA onsite at the the Barnes Jewish Hospital Emergency Department. After optimizing the integration of ePRISM and the RESOLVE DA at Saint Luke's Hospital and Saint Luke's North, we will evaluate strategies for implementation at Barnes Jewish Hospital's Emergency Department Telestroke Program.

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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Actual Enrollment : 192 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 90 Days
Official Title: Reperfusion in Acute Stroke - Creating the Clinical Decision-Making Tool (RESOLVE)
Study Start Date : July 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 31, 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : December 31, 2016

Stroke population
Adults with ischemic stroke.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Successful implementation of ePRISM and the RESOLVE DA in 3 ED's and a telestroke program. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Successful implementation of ePRISM and the RESOLVE DA in 3 ED's and a telestroke program. Successful implementation is defined as: 1) the activation of ePRISM and generation the RESOLVE DA by ePRISM; 2) the staff and clinician's reported value of the new RESOLVE DA for use during the rt-PA decision making process.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient/family satisfaction. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Patient/family satisfaction with PRISM for Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS).

  2. Knowledge transfer. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Knowledge transfer of AIS and rt-PA risks and benefits through survey.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Adult patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Acute ischemic stroke
  • 18 years of age or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active internal bleeding
  • History of cerebrovascular accident
  • Evidence of intracranial hemorrhage on pretreatment evaluation
  • Suspicion of subarachnoid hemorrhage on pretreatment evaluation
  • Recent (within 3 months) intracranial or intraspinal surgery, serious head trauma, or previous stroke
  • History of intracranial hemorrhage
  • Uncontrolled hypertension at time of treatment
  • Seizure at the onset of stroke
  • Intracranial neoplasm, arteriovenous malformation, or aneurysm
  • Known bleeding diathesis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01864928

Sponsors and Collaborators
Saint Luke's Health System
Genentech, Inc.
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Principal Investigator: John A Spertus, MD, MPH Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
Study Director: Carole Decker, MSN, PhD Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City

Additional Information:

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: John A. Spertus, MD, MPH, Daniel J. Lauer MO Endowed Chair; Medical Director CV Outcomes Research, Saint Luke's Health System Identifier: NCT01864928    
Other Study ID Numbers: ML28677
First Posted: May 30, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 21, 2017
Last Verified: June 2017
Keywords provided by John A. Spertus, MD, MPH, Saint Luke's Health System:
Acute Ischemic stroke
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases