Stroke is one of the leading causes death and major functional disability worldwide. Treatment options for acute stroke are limited with many patients having residual neurologic impairment. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of elezanumab and assess change in neurologic function in participants following an acute ischemic stroke. Elezanumab is an investigational drug being developed for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. This 52-week study is "double-blinded', which means that neither the participants nor the study doctors will know who will be given elezanumab and who will be given placebo (does not contain treatment drug). Participants will be assigned to one of two groups, called treatment arms. Participants in one arm will receive elezanumab and participants in the other arm will receive placebo. There is a 1 in 2 chance that participants will be assigned to placebo. Approximately 120 subjects will be enrolled in 45 sites worldwide. Participants will be randomized to elezanumab or placebo by intravenous (IV) infusion within 24 hours of "last known normal" (time when the participant was last known to be without signs and symptoms of the current stroke) and every 4 weeks thereafter for 48 weeks for a total of 13 doses. There may be a higher treatment burden for participants in this trial compared to their standard of care. Participants will attend regular visits during the course of the study at a hospital or clinic. The effect of elezanumab will be checked by medical assessments, blood tests, evaluation of side effects, and completion of questionnaires.
From 30 Years to 90 Years.
- Clinical diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke, supported by acute brain computed
tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) consistent with the clinical
- Able to randomize within 24 hours of last known normal.
- National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) total score of 7 to 21, inclusive.
- Participants or their legally authorized representative confirms that prior to index
stroke, no significant impairment in participant's ability to perform activities of
daily living without assistance.
- Evidence of severe stroke on imaging based on available acute imaging studies
performed under the standard of care.
- Evidence of acute seizure at the onset of index stroke without conclusive imaging of
- Evidence of acute myocardial infarction.
- Symptoms are considered likely to resolve within the subsequent few hours (e.g.,
transient ischemic attack [TIA]).
- Known history prior to randomization of clinically significant medical conditions
(other than current acute ischemic stroke) or any other reason, including any
physical, psychological, or psychiatric condition that in the investigator's opinion
would compromise the safety or interfere with the participant's participation in this
- Known medical history of repeated episodes of complex migraine. Participants with
history of complex migraine, but with imaging conclusively demonstrating an acute
ischemic stroke are still allowed.
- Female who is pregnant, breastfeeding, or considering becoming pregnant during the
study or for within 39 weeks (5 half-lives) after the last dose of study drug.
- Known receipt of any investigational product within 30 days or 5 half-lives of the
drug (whichever is longer) prior to the first dose of study drug. No current
enrollment in another interventional clinical study, including pharmacologic and
behavioral interventional studies.