A Study in Chinese Patients to Compare How Tenecteplase and Alteplase Given After a Stroke Improve Recovering of Physical Activity

Boehringer Ingelheim (Industry)
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Anticipated Duration (Months)
Patients Per Site
Patients Per Site Per Month

Study Details

Study Description

Brief Summary

This study is open to Chinese adults who had an ischaemic stroke, which means that blood vessels in the brain are blocked. To resolve blood clots, people in the study get either tenecteplase or alteplase within 4 hours and 30 minutes after stroke. The purpose of this study is to compare how tenecteplase and alteplase improve peoples' recovering of physical activity. Alteplase is standard of care. Tenecteplase is a modified variant of alteplase that is easier to administer and is approved to treat heart attack. This study is to find out whether tenecteplase is as good as alteplase in people with ischaemic stroke.

Participants are equally put into 2 treatment groups by chance. Participants in one group get tenecteplase as a single injection into a vein. Participants in the other group get alteplase as an injection into a vein (10% of the dose) and the remainder as an infusion over 1 hour.

Participants are in the study for about 3 months. They are in the hospital for the first week after treatment. Then they visit the study site 1 and 3 months after treatment. At these visits, peoples' ability to independently carry out daily activities is assessed. Scores for physical activity are compared between both treatment groups. The doctors also regularly check the general health of the participants.

Condition or DiseaseIntervention/TreatmentPhase
Phase 3

Study Design

Study Type:
Anticipated Enrollment :
800 participants
Intervention Model:
Parallel Assignment
Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose:
Official Title:
A Phase III Multi-centre, Prospective, Randomised, Open Label, Blinded Endpoint (PROBE), Active-controlled Parallel Group Trial to Assess Efficacy and Safety of Tenecteplase Versus Alteplase in Chinese Patients With Acute Ischaemic Stroke Within 4.5 Hours After Stroke Onset
Actual Study Start Date :
Jun 22, 2021
Anticipated Primary Completion Date :
May 31, 2023
Anticipated Study Completion Date :
May 31, 2023

Arms and Interventions

Experimental: tenecteplase

Treatment Group

Drug: tenecteplase

Active Comparator: alteplase

Active control group

Drug: alteplase

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures

  1. Modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score of 0 or 1 [up to 90 days]

    Modified Rankin Scale (mRS) is a standardized measure that describes the extent of disability after a stroke. The mRS is a single item scale. It increases from 0 (no symptoms at all) to 6 (death).

Secondary Outcome Measures

  1. Major neurological improvement (National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score of 0 or improvement of at least 4 points compared with baseline) [up to 24 hours]

    National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is a 11-item neurologic examination stroke scale used to evaluate the effect of acute cerebral infarction on the levels of consciousness, language, neglect, visual-field loss, extraocular movement, motor strength, ataxia, dysarthria, and sensory loss. A trained observer rates the patent's ability to answer questions and perform activities. Ratings for each item are scored with 3 to 6 grades with 0 as normal, and there is an allowance for untestable items.

  2. Modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score of 0-2 [up to 90 days]

  3. Change from baseline of National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score [up to 90 days]

  4. Distribution of Modified Rankin Scale (mRS) [up to 90 days]

  5. Barthel Index score ≥95 [up to 90 days]

    The Barthel Index is an ordinal scale used to measure performance in activities of daily living (ADL). The Barthel Index consists of 10 items. The total score of the Barthel Index ranges from 0 to 100, and higher scores indicate better outcome.

  6. Symptomatic Intracerebral Haemorrhage (sICH) per European Cooperative Acute Stroke Study (ECASS) Ⅲ definition [up to 36 hours]

  7. 90-day mortality [up to 90 days]

  8. Modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score of 5 or 6 [up to 90 days]

Eligibility Criteria


Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and Older
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Inclusion Criteria:
  • Age ≥18 years old

  • Diagnosis of ischaemic stroke with a measurable neurological deficit on National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) (0< NIHSS ≤25); if NIHSS <4, patients have to be with at least a measurable deficit on motor power (upper or lower limbs ≥1)

  • Stroke symptoms should have been present for at least 30 minutes (min) without significant improvement prior to randomisation

  • Thrombolytic therapy can be initiated within 4.5 Hour(s) (h) of Acute ischaemic stroke (AIS) onset

  • Patients with premorbid modified Rankin Scale (mRS) 0 or 1

  • Signed and dated written informed consent in accordance with good clinical practice (GCP) and local legislation prior to trial admission

Exclusion Criteria:
  • Evidence of intracranial haemorrhage on the Computed tomography (CT) scan or symptoms suggestive of subarachnoid haemorrhage, even if the CT scan is normal

  • Patients who must or are expected to continue the intake of restricted medications or any drug considered likely to interfere with the safe conduct of the trial

  • Acute bleeding diathesis, including but not limited to

  • Known genetic predisposition to bleeding or significant bleeding disorder at present or within the past 6 Month(s) (m)

  • Administration of heparin within the previous 48 h and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) exceeding the upper limit of normal for laboratory measurement

  • Current use of vitamin K based oral anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin) and a prolonged prothrombin time (International normalised Ratio (INR) > 1.7 or Prothrombin time (PT)>15 seconds (s)) or current use of novel oral anticoagulants (i.e. dabigitran, rivaroxiban, or apixiban) with prolongation of activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) and/or PT above the upper limit of the local laboratory reference range

  • Platelet count of below 100,000/mm3 at screening

  • Any history of central nervous system damage (i.e. neoplasm, aneurysm, intracranial or spinal surgery)

  • Recent traumatic external heart massage, obstetrical delivery, or recent puncture of a non-compressive blood-vessel (e.g. subclavian or jugular vein puncture) , within the past 10 days

  • Known history of suspected intracranial haemorrhage or suspected subarachnoid haemorrhage from aneurysm

  • Neoplasm with increased haemorrhagic risk

  • Documented ulcerative gastrointestinal disease during the last 3 m, oesophageal varices, arterial aneurysm, or arterial/venous malformations

  • Any known disorder associated with a significant increased risk of bleeding

  • Bacterial endocarditis or pericarditis at screening

  • Acute pancreatitis at screening

  • Significant trauma or major surgery (according to the investigator's assessment) in the past 3 m

  • Imaging demonstrates multi-lobar infarction (hypodensity >1/3 cerebral hemisphere)

  • Severe uncontrolled arterial hypertension, e.g. systolic blood pressure (BP) >185 mmHg or diastolic BP >110 mmHg Further exclusion criteria apply.

Contacts and Locations


SiteCityStateCountryPostal Code
1Beijing Chao-Yang HospitalBeijingChina
2Beijing Tiantan Hospital affiliated to Cap Med UniversityBeijingChina
3Beijing Tongren HospitalBeijingChina
4First Hospital of Jilin UniversityChangchunChina
5The third xiangya hospital of Central South UniversityChangshaChina
6Shengli Oilfield central hospitalDongyingChina
7Third Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical UniversityGuangzhouChina
8The Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical UniversityGuiyangChina
9The Affiliated Hospital of Hangzhou Normal UniversityHangzhouChina
10The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical UniversityHangzhouChina
11Zhejiang Province People's HospitalHangzhouChina
12Zhejiang University School of Medicine SIR RUN RUN SHAW HospitalHangzhouChina
13Center Hospital of JinanJinanChina
14Taizhou Hospital of Zhejiang ProvinceLinhaiChina
15The First People's Hospital of NanningNanningChina
16The First People's Hospital of NantongNantongChina
17Ruian People's HospitalRuianChina
18Shanghai East Hospital, Tongji University ChinaShanghaiChina
19Shanghai Seventh People's HospitalShanghaiChina
20Tianjin Medical University General HospitalTianjinChina
21Union Hospital Tongji Medical College Huazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina
22Wuxi People's HospitalWuxiChina
23Xianyang Hospital of Yan'an UniversityXianyangChina
24Affiliated Hospital, Xuzhou Medical collegeXuzhouChina
25Yiyang Central HospitalYiyangChina

Sponsors and Collaborators

  • Boehringer Ingelheim


None specified.

Study Documents (Full-Text)

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More Information

Additional Information:


None provided.
Responsible Party:
Boehringer Ingelheim
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
Other Study ID Numbers:
  • 1123-0040
First Posted:
Jun 7, 2021
Last Update Posted:
Nov 18, 2021
Last Verified:
Nov 1, 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD:
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Study Results

No Results Posted as of Nov 18, 2021