Low-frequency Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (ELF-MF) as Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke "I-NIC"

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Update History

20 Sep '16
A location was updated in Rome.
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The overall status was updated to "Recruiting" at Institute of Neurology, Campus Biomedico University.
12 May '16
The Summary of Purpose was updated.
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The main purpose of this multicentric, prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study is the validation of pulsed ELF-MF stimulation as non-invasive and safe tool to promote recovery in acute ischemic stroke patients. 124 patients with acute ischemic stroke will be recruited and randomly assigned to real or sham group. Patients will be stimulated with pulsed ELF-MF (75 Hz, 1,8 mT), for 120 min daily, for 5 consecutive days, starting within 48 hours from the onset of stroke. The primary outcome will consist of reduction of the expected infarct growth at MR measured in the subacute and chronic phase. Secondary outcomes will explore clinical effectiveness, safety and tolerability of pulsed ELF-MF in acute ischemic stroke.
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The main purpose of this multicentric, prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study is the validation of pulsed ELF-MF stimulation as non-invasive and safe tool to promote recovery in acute ischemic stroke patients. Twenty four-hundred patients with acute ischemic stroke will be recruited and randomly assigned to real or sham group. Patients will be stimulated with pulsed ELF-MF (75 Hz, 1,8 mT), for 120 min daily, for 5 consecutive days, starting within 48 hours from the onset of stroke. The primary outcome will consist of reduction of the expected infarct growth at MR measured in the subacute and chronic phase. Secondary outcomes will explore clinical effectiveness, safety and tolerability of pulsed ELF-MF in acute ischemic stroke.