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Data from: Effect of IV glyburide on adjudicated edema endpoints in the GAMES-RP Trial

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Kimberly, W. Taylor et al. (2019). Data from: Effect of IV glyburide on adjudicated edema endpoints in the GAMES-RP Trial [Dataset]. Dryad.


Objective: In this secondary analysis of the GAMES-RP trial, we report the effect of IV glyburide on adjudicated, edema-related endpoints. Methods: Blinded adjudicators assigned designations for hemorrhagic transformation, neurological deterioration, malignant edema and edema-related death to patients from the GAMES-RP Phase II randomized controlled trial of IV glyburide for large hemispheric infarct. Rates of these endpoints were compared between treatment arms in the per-protocol sample. In those participants with malignant edema, the effects of treatment on additional markers of edema and clinical determiration were examined. Results: In the per-protocol sample, 41 patients received glyburide and 36 received placebo. There was no difference in the frequency of hemorrhagic transformation [n=24 (58.5%) in IV glyburide versus n=23 (63.9%) in placebo, p=0.91], or the incidence of malignant edema [n=19 (46%) in IV glyburide versus n=17 (47%) in placebo, p=0.94]. However, treatment with IV glyburide was associated with a reduced proportion of deaths attributed to cerebral edema [n=1 (2.4%) with IV glyburide vs. n=8 (22.2%) with placebo, p=0.01)]. In the subset of patients with malignant edema, those treated with IV glyburide had less midline shift (p<0.01) and reduced MMP-9 levels (p<0.01). The glyburide treatment group had lower rate of NIHSS increase of ≥4 during the infusion period [n=7 (37%) in IV glyburide versus n=12 (71%) in placebo, p=0.043], and of change in level of alertness [NIHSS subscore 1a; n=11 (58%) versus n=15 (94%), p=0.016] . Conclusions: IV glyburide was associated with improvements in midline shift, level of alertness and NIHSS, and there were fewer deaths attributed to edema. Additional studies of IV glyburide in large hemispheric infarction are warranted to corroborate these findings. NCT01794182. Level of Evidence: This study provides Class II evidence that for patients with large hemispheric infarction, IV glyburide improves some edema-related endpoints.

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