Superficial Siderosis in Patients With Suspected Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy "SuSPect-CAA"

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Update History

12 Aug '17
The description was updated.
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Non-traumatic cortical superficial siderosis (cSS) is a common finding in patients with cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) and can be its sole imaging sign. The clinical features and course as well as the prognostic significance of cSS in CAA patients remain unclear. In a retrospective study we have previously shown that cSS might be an important predictor or warning sign for future intracranial hemorrhage. However, prospective data are missing. The Superficial Siderosis in Patients with suspected Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy (SuSPect-CAA) study is designed as a prospective observational multi-centre cohort study. Primary objective of the study is to evaluate if cSS is a predictor for future stroke and mortality (primary endpoint: combined rate of stroke and death after 36 months). Secondary objectives of the study include 1) to evaluate if cSS represents a marker of future intracranial haemorrhage, especially at the site of initial siderosis, 2) to describe the clinical presentation and course of cSS, 3) to assess to associated imaging findings, 4) to determine the differential diagnoses of cSS. All subjects presenting to the respective neurological centers (out- or inpatient treatment with neuroimaging) will be screened. The study population will consist of two patient groups: 1) Patients meeting the modified Boston criteria for probable or possible CAA, i. e. patients with SS +/- lobar intracerebral hemorrhage or microbleeds in cortico-subcortical localization and absence of other cause of hemorrhage than CAA will be assigned to the study group. 2) Patients meeting the classic Boston criteria for possible or probable CAA but without any SS will be assigned to the control group. A total of 100 patients per group will be enrolled. Baseline and follow-up assessment at 6, 12, 24, and 36 months will be performed by visits in the respective neurological outpatient clinic including a structured interview and neurological exam, neuropsychological tests, EEG and MRI.
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Non-traumatic cortical superficial siderosis (cSS) is a common finding in patients with cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) and can be its sole imaging sign. The clinical features and course as well as the prognostic significance of cSS in CAA patients remain unclear. In a retrospective study we have previously shown that cSS might be an important predictor or warning sign for future intracranial hemorrhage. However, prospective data are missing. The Superficial Siderosis in Patients with suspected Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy (SuSPect-CAA) study is designed as a prospective observational multi-centre cohort study. Primary objective of the study is to evaluate if cSS is a predictor for future stroke and mortality (primary endpoint: combined rate of stroke and death after 36 months). Secondary objectives of the study include 1) to evaluate if cSS represents a marker of future intracranial haemorrhage, especially at the site of initial siderosis, 2) to describe the clinical presentation and course of cSS, 3) to assess to associated imaging findings, 4) to determine the differential diagnoses of cSS. All subjects presenting to the respective neurological centers (out- or inpatient treatment with neuroimaging) will be screened. The study population will consist of two patient groups: 1) Patients meeting the modified Boston criteria for probable or possible CAA, i. e. patients with SS +/- lobar intracerebral hemorrhage or microbleeds in cortico-subcortical localization and absence of other cause of hemorrhage than CAA will be assigned to the study group. 2) Patients meeting the classic Boston criteria for possible or probable CAA but without any SS will be assigned to the control group. A total of 100 patients per group will be enrolled. Baseline and follow-up assessment at 6, 12, 24, and 36 months will be performed by visits in the respective neurological outpatient clinic including a structured interview and neurological exam, neuropsychological tests, EEG and MRI.
The gender criteria for eligibility was updated to "All."
8 Sep '16
The Summary of Purpose was updated.
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Aim of the SuSPect-CAA study is to prospectively evaluate the prognostic significance of cortical superficial siderosis in patients with suspected cerebral amyloid angiopathy with a primary focus on future stroke and mortality.
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Aim of the SuSPect-CAA study is to prospectively evaluate the prognostic significance of supratentorial superficial siderosis in patients with suspected cerebral amyloid angiopathy with a primary focus on future stroke and mortality.
The description was updated.
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Non-traumatic cortical superficial siderosis (cSS) is a common finding in patients with cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) and can be its sole imaging sign. The clinical features and course as well as the prognostic significance of cSS in CAA patients remain unclear. In a retrospective study we have previously shown that cSS might be an important predictor or warning sign for future intracranial hemorrhage. However, prospective data are missing. The Superficial Siderosis in Patients with suspected Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy (SuSPect-CAA) study is designed as a prospective observational multi-centre cohort study. Primary objective of the study is to evaluate if cSS is a predictor for future stroke and mortality (primary endpoint: combined rate of stroke and death after 36 months). Secondary objectives of the study include 1) to evaluate if cSS represents a marker of future intracranial haemorrhage, especially at the site of initial siderosis, 2) to describe the clinical presentation and course of cSS, 3) to assess to associated imaging findings, 4) to determine the differential diagnoses of cSS. All subjects presenting to the respective neurological centers (out- or inpatient treatment with neuroimaging) will be screened. The study population will consist of two patient groups: 1) Patients meeting the modified Boston criteria for probable or possible CAA, i. e. patients with SS +/- lobar intracerebral hemorrhage or microbleeds in cortico-subcortical localization and absence of other cause of hemorrhage than CAA will be assigned to the study group. 2) Patients meeting the classic Boston criteria for possible or probable CAA but without any SS will be assigned to the control group. A total of 100 patients per group will be enrolled. Baseline and follow-up assessment at 6, 12, 24, and 36 months will be performed by visits in the respective neurological outpatient clinic including a structured interview and neurological exam, neuropsychological tests, EEG and MRI.
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Non-traumatic supratentorial superficial siderosis (SS) is a common finding in patients with cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) and can be its sole imaging sign. The clinical features and course as well as the prognostic significance of SS in CAA patients remain unclear. In a retrospective study we have previously shown that SS might be an important predictor or warning sign for future intracranial hemorrhage. However, prospective data are missing. The Superficial Siderosis in Patients with suspected Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy (SuSPect-CAA) study is designed as a prospective observational multi-centre cohort study. Primary objective of the study is to evaluate if SS is a predictor for future stroke and mortality (primary endpoint: combined rate of stroke and death after 36 months). Secondary objectives of the study include 1) to evaluate if SS represents a marker of future intracranial haemorrhage, especially at the site of initial siderosis, 2) to describe the clinical presentation and course of SS, 3) to assess to associated imaging findings, 4) to determine the differential diagnoses of SS. All subjects presenting to the respective neurological centers (out- or inpatient treatment with neuroimaging) will be screened. The study population will consist of two patient groups: 1) Patients meeting the modified Boston criteria for probable or possible CAA, i. e. patients with SS +/- lobar intracerebral hemorrhage or microbleeds in cortico-subcortical localization and absence of other cause of hemorrhage than CAA will be assigned to the study group. 2) Patients meeting the classic Boston criteria for possible or probable CAA but without any SS will be assigned to the control group. A total of 100 patients per group will be enrolled. Baseline and follow-up assessment at 6, 12, 24, and 36 months will be performed by visits in the respective neurological outpatient clinic including a structured interview and neurological exam, neuropsychological tests, EEG and MRI.
The eligibility criteria were updated.
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Inclusion Criteria (study group): - Fulfillment of the modified Boston criteria for CAA-related hemorrhage with evidence of supratentorial superficial siderosis on MRI - MR-/CT-/digital subtraction (DS) -angiography without evidence of cerebral aneurysm, arterio-venous malformation (AVM) , AV-fistula or other pathology of relevance (e.g. tumor, hemorrhagic infarction) - A maximum of two lobar or cerebellar intracranial hemorrhages (ICH) (old or acute) - Written informed consent by patient or guardian prior to study participation - Willingness to participate in follow-up Inclusion Criteria (control group): - Fulfillment of the classic Boston criteria for CAA-related hemorrhage - Absence of superficial siderosis on MRI - A maximum of two lobar or cerebellar ICHs (old or acute) - MR-/CT-/DS -angiography without evidence of cerebral aneurysm, AVM, AV-fistula or other pathology of relevance (e.g. tumor, hemorrhagic infarction) - Written informed consent by patient or guardian prior to study participation - Willingness to participate in follow-up Exclusion Criteria (both groups): - Severe medical condition with expected life expectancy <3 years - More than two lobar or cerebellar ICH (old or acute) - any intracerebral hemorrhage in the deep grey matter (basal ganglia or thalami) or in the brain stem - History of head trauma resulting in loss of consciousness or radiologically visible traumatic brain injury (contusions, diffuse axonal damage) in the last 5 years prior to inclusion - Cerebral aneurysm or history of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage - Infratentorial siderosis - Infratentorial subarachnoid hemorrhage
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Inclusion Criteria (study group): - Fulfillment of the modified Boston criteria for CAA-related hemorrhage with evidence of supratentorial superficial siderosis on MRI - MR-/CT-/digital subtraction (DS) -angiography without evidence of cerebral aneurysm, arterio-venous malformation (AVM) , AV-fistula or other pathology of relevance (e.g. tumor, hemorrhagic infarction) - A maximum of two lobar or cerebellar intracranial hemorrhages (ICH) (old or acute) - Written informed consent by patient or guardian prior to study participation - Willingness to participate in follow-up Inclusion Criteria (control group): - Fulfillment of the classic Boston criteria for CAA-related hemorrhage - Absence of superficial siderosis on MRI - A maximum of two lobar or cerebellar ICHs (old or acute) - MR-/CT-/DS -angiography without evidence of cerebral aneurysm, AVM, AV-fistula or other pathology of relevance (e.g. tumor, hemorrhagic infarction) - Written informed consent by patient or guardian prior to study participation - Willingness to participate in follow-up Exclusion Criteria (both groups): - Severe medical condition with expected life expectancy <3 years - More than two lobar or cerebellar ICH (old or acute) - any intracerebral hemorrhage in the deep grey matter (basal ganglia or thalami) or in the brain stem - History of head trauma resulting in loss of consciousness or radiologically visible traumatic brain injury (contusions, diffuse axonal damage) in the last 5 years prior to inclusion - Cerebral aneurysm or history of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage - Infratentorial siderosis - Infratentorial subarachnoid hemorrhage
A location was updated in Munich.
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The overall status was removed for Ludwig-Maximilians-University.