A Prospective Multicenter Registry on Feasibility, Safety, and Outcome of Endovascular Recanalization in Childhood Stroke (Save ChildS Pro)

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Abstract

Rationale: Early evidence for the benefit of mechanical thrombectomy (MT) in pediatric patients with intracranial large vessel occlusion has been shown in previous retrospective cohorts. Higher-level evidence is needed to overcome the limitations of these studies such as the lack of a control group and the retrospective design. Randomized trials will very likely not be feasible, and several open questions remain, for example, the impact of arteriopathic etiologies or a possible lower age limit for MT. Save ChildS Pro therefore aims to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of MT in pediatric patients compared to the best medical management and intravenous thrombolysis. Design: Save ChildS Pro is designed as a worldwide multicenter prospective registry comparing the safety and effectiveness of MT to the best medical care alone in the treatment of pediatric arterial ischemic stroke (AIS). It will include pediatric patients (<18 years) with symptomatic acute intracranial arterial occlusion who underwent either MT or best medical treatment including intravenous thrombolysis. Outcomes: The primary endpoint of Save ChildS Pro is the modified Rankin Scale score at 90 days post-stroke. Secondary endpoints will comprise the decrease of the Pediatric National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score from admission to discharge and rate of complications. Discussion: Save ChildS Pro aims to provide high-level evidence for MT for pediatric patients with AIS, thereby improving functional outcome and quality of life and reducing the individual, societal, and economic burden of death and disability resulting from pediatric stroke. Clinical Trial Registration: Save ChildS Pro is registered at the German Clinical Trials Registry (DRKS; identifier: DRKS00018960).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number736092
JournalFrontiers in Neurology
Volume12
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 3 2021

Keywords

  • arterial ischemic stroke
  • childhood stroke
  • intravenous thrombolysis
  • ischemic stroke
  • mechanical thrombectomy
  • pediatric stroke
  • stroke
  • thrombectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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