This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition stroke
Sponsor China Medical University Hospital
Start date April 2009
Trial size 30 participants
Trial identifier NCT01249287, DMR98-IRB-031


A growing number of studies highlight the potential of stem cell transplantation as a novel therapeutic approach for stroke in animal model. But the stem cell therapy for chronic stroke patients has not been well investigated yet. In this study, the investigators will test the hypothesis that intracerebral peripheral blood hematopoietic stem cell (CD34+) (PBSC) transplantation induces neuroplasticity in chronic stroke patients. The remyelination of corticospinal tract in the lesion side, focal increased perfusion and increased cortical activity in the peri-infarcted area will be monitored by the functional MRI after stem cell therapy. The investigators study is aimed to find the potential mechanisms of the functional recovery after stem cell implantation. The investigators also hope to find image surrogate markers for prediction of patient outcome. The possible surrogate markers will be helpful in improving the treatment procedure and patient selection.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model case control
Time perspective prospective

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 35 years up to 70 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Old stroke half an year ~3 year - One-sided MCA infarction - NIHSS stroke scale: 9-20 Exclusion Criteria: - Pacemaker - Cerebral aneurysm clips - Neurostimulator - Metallic heart valves - IUD - Joint replacement - Metal plates - Bone or joint pins - Vena cava filters - Embolization coils - Cochlear implants - Greenfieid filer - Seizures - Claustrophobia - Bullet/gunshot - Prosthesis (non-removeable) - Artificial limbs (non-removeable) - Surgical slips - Metal screws or pins> - Shrapnel/metallic fragments - Harrington rod - Insulin pump - Ever had metal removed from in or around the eye - Ever been metal worker (i.e., welder, machinist) - Non-removeable hearing aids - Birdnest or Gianturco filter - Pregnant

Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2010.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by China Medical University Hospital.