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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
: Acute intraCerebral Haemorrhage
and you are
over 18
years old
This is a trial in the final phase before the treatment is released on the market.
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The purpose

Haemorrhagic strokes represent about 10-15 % of all strokes and 30,000 cases per year in France. The 30-day death rate ranges from 30 to 55% (50% of deaths occurring within 48 hours). Currently, no urgent medical or surgical treatment has been shown to improve functional or vital prognosis. Clinical epileptic seizures frequency in acute intracerebral haemorrhage has been estimated between 4% and 16% but the occurrence of subclinical epileptic seizures (detected on the electroencephalogram (EEG) only) could be much more frequent (28 % to 40 %). Some studies have suggested that early repeated epileptic seizures may be associated with a worse neurological prognosis. Repeated epileptic seizures occurring in the acute phase may increase brain oedema, worsen, hypoxia and may lead to cellular death in the injured brain tissue. Thus, prevention of early epileptic seizures may improve neurological outcome. However, the efficacy of a systematic prophylactic antiepileptic treatment on clinical and subclinical epileptic seizures has not been evaluated in the setting of intracerebral haemorrhage. The current European guidelines recommend the use of antiepileptic drugs only when epileptic seizures occur. Primary objective: PEACH is a randomized controlled trial aiming at evaluating the impact of systematic prophylactic antiepileptic treatment with levetiracetam versus placebo in acute supratentorial spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage. The primary endpoint is the occurrence of at least one clinical or electrical epileptic seizure recorded on continuous 48h holter EEG. Secondary Objectives:This study also aims to assess: Ä The efficacy of prophylactic treatment with levetiracetam on the number of EEG seizures, on the total duration of epileptic seizures continuously recorded on EEG, on the occurrence of some paroxysmal EEG patterns, on the number of clinical seizures occurred during 72 hours of diagnosis, on the occurrence of early (day-0 to day-30 ) and late (from day-30 to 12 months) clinical seizures, on the functional prognosis at 3 , 6 and 12 months evaluated by the modified Rankin scale , on the cerebral oedema and mass effect evaluated by comparing the admission brain CT scan with the control CT scan performed at 72 hours, on the neurological status as assessed by the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale at 72 hours , 1 month and 3 months and on the quality of life measured by the Stroke impact Scale at 3, 6 and 12 months. Ä The frequency of side effects related to treatment with levetiracetam (anxiety and depression assessed by the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale at 1 and 3 months) Sample Size: 104 patients will be recruited over 2 years.

Provided treatments

  • Drug: Lévétiracetam
  • Drug: Placebo

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02631759. The sponsor of the trial is Hospices Civils de Lyon and it is looking for 104 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Prevention of Epileptic Seizures in Acute intraCerebral Haemorrhage