LACunar Intervention (LACI-2) Trial-2: Assessment of safety and efficacy of cilostazol and isosorbide mononitrate to prevent recurrent lacunar stroke and progression of cerebral small vessel disease.
University of Edinburgh
Duration of Study in the UK
3 years, 0 months, 1 days
Why: About 35,000 people each year in the UK have a type of stroke, called ‘lacunar’ or ‘small vessel’ stroke, which is different to other common types of stroke and for which there is no proven treatment. Small vessel stroke is caused by damage to the lining of the tiny blood vessels in the brain that stops the vessels functioning normally and damages the brain. This could be the cause of up to 45% of all dementias.
What: Two drugs that are commonly used in other vessel diseases may help improve small vessel function and prevent worsening of brain damage. Patients that join the study will be allocated open label to one of a possible four options:
• cilostazol only
• isosorbide mononitrate only
• both cilostazol and isosorbide mononitrate
• neither drug
Patients will stay in the study taking their allocated medicine for 1 year.
Who: In the current phase, up to 400 patients aged over 30 years, diagnosed as having had a lacunar stroke. Patients joining the study must be able to give consent themselves and be independent in activities of daily living at the time of recruitment.
Where: The trial will be conducted at hospitals with stroke specialists in the UK.
How: Eligible consented patients will be randomised by web-based system, prescribed trial drug, followed up locally, then centrally for one year to find out if we can recruit, retain and follow-up patients in sufficient numbers, if patients tolerate the trial drug(s), and to obtain safety, efficacy and outcome data prior to a large definitive trial. The trial has been designed by experienced stroke trialists and piloted.
East Midlands - Nottingham 2 Research Ethics Committee
Date of REC Opinion
2 May 2017
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