Condition category
Nutritional, Metabolic, Endocrine
Date applied
Date assigned
Last edited
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting
Publication status

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information



Primary contact

Prof Arndt Rolfs


Contact details

Albrecht-Kossel-Institute for Neuroregeneration
University of Rostock
Gehlsheimer Str. 20
+49 (0)381 494 9514

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number number


Protocol/serial number

II PV 03/2006; II PV 04/2006 (NCT00413595)

Study information

Scientific title

Frequency and characterisation of stroke rehabilitation in an unselected group of young stroke patients with Fabry disease: a prevalence study



Study hypothesis

To analyse the frequency of Fabry disease in an unselected group of cardiovascular event (CVE) patients aged between 18 and 55 years.

Ethics approval

Germany: Ethics Committee of the Medical Association Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Board 2), University of Rostock, gave approval on the 14th September 2006. All other centres will seek ethics approval before recruiting participants.

Study design

Observational, cohort, prevalence study

Primary study design


Secondary study design

Cohort study

Trial setting


Trial type


Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet


Fabry disease and stroke


Any participant who is eligible for entry to the study and has signed informed consent will have 20 ml of blood taken at baseline (V0). The following assessments will then be performed at the following timepoints:
1. Medical status (physical examination, clinical symptoms): V0 - V12
2. Enzyme replacement therapy/concomitant medication: V0 - V12
3. Adversene events/premature study termination: V1 - V12
4. Gb3 antibody levels: V0 - V12
5. Clinical chemistry: V0, V2, V4, V6, V8, V10, V12
6. Stroke classification:
6.1. Modified Rankin Scale (mRS): V0
6.2. TOAST criteria: V0
6.3. NIHSS: V0, V2, V4, V6, V8, V10, V12
6.4. Barthel Index: V0
7. Neuropsychological testing:
7.1. Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE): V0 - V12
7.2. 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF36): V0 - V12
7.3. Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI II): V0 - V12
7.4. Brief Pain Inventory (BPI): V0 - V12
8. Rostocker - Kopfschmerzfragen - Komplex (RoKoKo) (Austrian and German centres only) and Habi Test (Rostock centre only): V0, V2, V4, V6, V8, V10, V12
9. Electrocardiogram and echocardiography: V0, V4, B8, V12
10. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): V0, V12
11. Cerebral MRI: V0, V3, V6, V9, V12
12. Colour-coded duplex sonography/transcranial doppler sonography (TCD): V0, V2, V4, V6, V8, V10, V12
13. Renal sonography: V0, V2, V4, V6, V8, V10, V12
14. Opthalmological investigation: V0, V4, V8, V12

Timepoints are as follows:
V0: Baseline
V1: 4 months after baseline
V2: 8 months after baseline
V3: 12 months after baseline
V4: 16 months after baseline
V5: 20 months after baseline
V6: 24 months after baseline
V7: 28 months after baseline
V8: 32 months after baseline
V9: 36 months after baseline
V10: 40 months after baseline
V11: 44 months after baseline
V12: 54 months after baseline (final visit)

Intervention type



Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measure

Frequency of patients with Fabry disease in a cohort of acute stroke patients

Secondary outcome measures

The classification of stroke sub-type and degree of severity of stroke in patients identified to have Fabry disease according to:
1. TOAST (Trial of ORG 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment) criteria (according to Adams, 1993)
2. Modified Rankin Scale for severity of stroke
3. Barthel Index
4. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) criteria

Overall trial start date


Overall trial end date


Reason abandoned (if study stopped)


Participant inclusion criteria

1. Adult patients (18 - 55 years of age, either sex) with an acute cerebrovascular event of any aetiology defined as patients having an acute ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack less than 3 months before enrolment into the study
2. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-scan evidence of associated corresponding brain infarction or haemorrhage, regardless of the duration of symptoms. Alternatively also patients with no signs of stroke in the MRI can be included if a stroke-experienced neurologist has done the initial diagnosis as ischaemic stroke, transient ischaemic attack or haemorrhage.
3. Detailed MRI documentation at admission to entry to the study
4. Diagnostic procedures for CVE according to the European Stroke Initiative (EUSI) recommendations
5. Written informed consent from patient or legal representative according to local regulations

Participant type


Age group




Target number of participants


Participant exclusion criteria

1. Patients being younger than 18 years or older than 55 years of age
2. Acute ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack longer than 3 months before enrolment into the study
3. Diagnosis of the 3-month lasting CVE has been done by a non-neurologist if there is no MRI-scan evidence of associated brain infarction or haemorrhage
4. No detailed MRI documentation at admission to entry to the study

Recruitment start date


Recruitment end date



Countries of recruitment

Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Albrecht-Kossel-Institute for Neuroregeneration

Sponsor information


Albrecht-Kossel-Institute for Neuroregeneration (Germany)

Sponsor details

c/o Arndt Rolfs
University of Rostock
Gehlsheimer Str. 20
+49 (0)381 494 9514

Sponsor type

Research organisation



Funder type


Funder name

Shire Human Genetic Therapies, Inc (USA) - unrestricted educational grant

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype


Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Basic results (scientific)

Publication list

1. 2013 results in

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Rolfs A, Fazekas F, Grittner U, Dichgans M, Martus P, Holzhausen M, Böttcher T, Heuschmann PU, Tatlisumak T, Tanislav C, Jungehulsing GJ, Giese AK, Putaala J, Huber R, Bodechtel U, Lichy C, Enzinger C, Schmidt R, Hennerici MG, Kaps M, Kessler C, Lackner K, Paschke E, Meyer W, Mascher H, Riess O, Kolodny E, Norrving B, , Acute cerebrovascular disease in the young: the Stroke in Young Fabry Patients study., Stroke, 2013, 44, 2, 340-349, doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.112.663708.

Additional files

Editorial Notes