Mayo Acute Stroke Trial for Enhancing Recovery (MASTER) Protocol

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Abstract

Background: Stroke is the leading cause of acquired disability in adulthood. Ischemic stroke often results in physical, emotional, and cognitive impairment. There is no definitively proven pharmacologic technique to accelerate recovery from stroke. The short-term goal of this study is to develop donepezil hydrochloride as pharmacotherapy for enhancing stroke recovery. Design: The Mayo Acute Stroke Trial for Enhancing Recovery (MASTER) is a prospective, stratified 2-stage trial of donepezil for acute ischemic stroke. Suitable patients must receive treatment within 24 hours of developing symptoms. A total of 30 to 40 patients will be enrolled. Trial Procedures: Participants will receive up to 10 mg of donepezil daily for 90 days. Patients will be assessed at less than 24 hours (pretreatment), 30 days, 60 days, 90 days, and 6 months off-drug poststroke. Assessments will include examinations of neurologic, cognitive, functional, and psychological status. The primary outcome will be excellent neurologic recovery, defined as National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score of 0 or 1 at 90 days after stroke. Secondary outcome measures are the proportion of patients with favorable outcomes defined as follows: National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score of 0 or 1 at 6 months; modified Rankin scale score of 0 or 1 at 90 days and 6 months; modified Rankin scale score less than 3 at 90 days and 6 months; and Mini-Mental State Examination score greater than 24 at 90 days and 6 months. Trial Registration: Clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT00805792.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-310
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

Keywords

  • Donepezil
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke tissue plasminogen activator trial
  • ischemic stroke
  • phase II trial
  • recovery
  • rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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