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Tenecteplase Versus Alteplase Before Endovascular Therapy for Ischemic Stroke (EXTEND-IA TNK)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02388061
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 13, 2015
Last Update Posted : March 30, 2018
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Neuroscience Trials Australia

Brief Summary:
Patients presenting to the emergency department with acute ischemic stroke, who are are eligible for standard intravenous tPA therapy within 4.5 hours of stroke onset will be assessed for major vessel occlusion to determine their eligibility for randomization into the trial. If the patient gives informed consent they will be randomised 50:50 using central computerised allocation to intravenous alteplase or tenecteplase before all participants undergo intra-arterial clot retrieval. The trial is prospective, randomised, open-label, blinded endpoint (PROBE) design.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Ischemic Stroke Drug: Tenecteplase Drug: Tissue Plasminogen Activator Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 202 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Extending the Time for Thrombolysis in Emergency Neurological Deficits - Intra-Arterial Using Intravenous Tenecteplase
Actual Study Start Date : March 23, 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 16, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2018

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MedlinePlus related topics: Ischemic Stroke

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intravenous tenecteplase (TNK)
Patients will receive intravenous tenecteplase (0.25mg/kg, maximum 25mg, administered as a bolus over ~10 seconds).
Drug: Tenecteplase
Other Name: TNK

Active Comparator: Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA)
Patients will receive intravenous t-PA at the standard licensed dose of 0.9 mg/kg up to a maximum of 90mg, 10% as bolus and the remainder over 1 hour.
Drug: Tissue Plasminogen Activator
Other Names:
  • Alteplase
  • tPA

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion of patients with substantial angiographic reperfusion (mTICI) score of 2b/3 (restoration of blood flow to >50% of the affected arterial territory) or absence of retrievable thrombus at initial angiogram. [ Time Frame: Initial angiogram (day 0) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion of patients with ≥8 point reduction in NIHSS or reaching 0-1 at 3 days (favourable clinical response) adjusted for baseline NIHSS and age. [ Time Frame: Initial angiogram (day 0) ]
  2. Modified Rankin Scale (mRS) at 3 months [ Time Frame: 3 months post stroke ]
    ordinal analysis

  3. mRS 0-1 or no change from baseline at 3 months [ Time Frame: 3 months post stroke ]
  4. mRS 0-2 or no change from baseline at 3 months [ Time Frame: 3 months post stroke ]
  5. Symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage (SICH) [ Time Frame: within 36 hours post treatment ]
  6. Death due to any cause [ Time Frame: Up to 3 months post stroke ]
  7. Proportion of patients with angiographic reperfusion adjusted for hyperdense clot length on non-contrast CT and time from thrombolysis to initial angiogram [ Time Frame: Up to 24 hours post treatment ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke eligible using standard criteria to receive IV thrombolysis within 4.5 hours of stroke onset
  2. Patient's age is ≥18 years
  3. Intra-arterial clot retrieval treatment can commence (arterial puncture) within 6 hours of stroke onset.
  4. Arterial occlusion on CTA or MRA of the ICA, M1, M2 or basilar artery.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) identified by CT or MRI
  2. Rapidly improving symptoms at the discretion of the investigator
  3. Pre-stroke mRS score of ≥ 4 (indicating previous disability)
  4. Hypodensity in >1/3 MCA territory or equivalent proportion of basilar artery territory on non-contrast CT
  5. Contra indication to imaging with contrast agents
  6. Any terminal illness such that patient would not be expected to survive more than 1 year
  7. Any condition that, in the judgment of the investigator could impose hazards to the patient if study therapy is initiated or affect the participation of the patient in the study.
  8. Pregnant women

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Neuroscience Trials Australia
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
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Responsible Party: Neuroscience Trials Australia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02388061    
Other Study ID Numbers: NTA1401
First Posted: March 13, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 30, 2018
Last Verified: March 2018
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Ischemic Stroke
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Tissue Plasminogen Activator
Fibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action