Influence of Stroke on the Composition of Intestinal Microbiota "GUTSTROKE"

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- age: 18 and older
- ischemic cerebral infarction within the last 40 hours, anterior circulation infarct (ACA, MCA) and/or posterior circulation infarct (PCA, BA) of any severity
- patient consent or consent by a legal representative
- NIHSS > or =9 (stroke patients)
- NIHSS < 1 (for TIA patients)

Exclusion Criteria

- intracranial hemorrhage
- preexisting dysphagia
- signs of infection upon admission (clinical/paraclinical)
- existing antibiotic therapy upon admission or within the last 2 weeks before admission
- mechanical ventilation upon admission
- participation in an interventional therapy study