Stroke Adverse Outcome is Associated With Nosocomial Infections: PCTus- Guided Antibacterial Therapy in Severe Ischemic Stroke Patients (STRAWINSKI) "STRAWINSKI"


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- age ≥18 years
- stroke onset within the last 40 hours before randomisation
- clinical diagnosis of a severe (NIHSS > 9), non-lacunar stroke in the middle cerebral artery territory
- consent given by the patient or by his/her legitimate representative where patients are incapable of giving consent themselves

Exclusion Criteria

- CT evidence of an intracerebral haemorrhage or a lacunar infarct as the probable cause of the current illness
- Antibiotic use within the last 10 days
- Suspected life expectancy of < 3 months
- Participation in other interventional trials (on pharmaceuticals or medical devices)
- Pregnancy, lactation
- Pre-stroke mRS score ≥ 4