Effects of Cerebrolysin on Motor Recovery in Patients With Subacute Stroke "E-COMPASS"


Phase 4 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

1. 1st cortical or subcortical unilateral infarction (supratentorial lesion)
2. Confirmed by CT or MRI
3. Subacute stage: less than 1 week
4. Moderate to severe motor function involvement-total of FMA: 0-84
5. Age: between 18 and 80 years
6. Inpatients

Exclusion Criteria

1. Progressive or unstable stroke
2. Pre-existing and active major neurological disease
3. Pre-existing and active (e.g., on chronic medication) major psychiatric disease, such as major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disease, or dementia
4. A history of significant alcohol or drug abuse in the prior 3 years
5. Advanced liver, kidney, cardiac, or pulmonary disease
6. A terminal medical diagnosis consistent with survival < 1 year
7. Substantial decrease in alertness at the time of randomization, defined as score of 2 on NIH Stroke Scale
8. Pregnancy or lactating; note that a negative pregnancy test will be required if the patient is a female in reproductive years
9. Any condition that would represent a contraindication to Cerebrolysin, including allergy to Cerebrolysin
10. Current enrolment in another therapeutic study of stroke or stroke recovery
11. Total serum bilirubin > 4 mg/dL, alkaline phosphatase > 250 U/L, SGOT/AST > 150 U/L, SGPT/ALT > 150 U/L, or creatinine > 3.5 mg/dL; or cardiopulmonary deficits large enough to interfere with reasonable participation in physiotherapy during the trial.
12. Previous porcine brain peptide administration history