Early Tracheostomy in Ventilated Stroke Patients "SETPOINT"


Phase N/A Results N/A

Summary of Purpose

Patients with severe ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, who require mechanical ventilation, have a particularly bad prognosis. If they require long-term ventilation, their orotracheal tube needs to be, like in any other intensive care patient, replaced by a shorter tracheal tube below the larynx. This so called tracheostomy might be associated with advantages such as less demand of narcotics and pain killers, less...

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Trial Milestones

The following dates are available for this trial. Trial information last updated on 23 April 2014.

1 Sep 2009 15 Dec 2010 1 Nov 2011 1 Apr 2012 1 Apr 2014 Unavailable
Start Date First Received 1st Completion Completion Verification Results

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Open Label
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Endpoint: Safety/Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment


  • Julian Bösel, Dr, MD

  • Thorsten Steiner, Prof, MD