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Stroke Hyperglycemia Insulin Network Effort (SHINE) Trial

The Stroke Hyperglycemia Insulin Network Effort (SHINE) Trial is a multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial of 1400 patients that will include approximately 60 enrolling sites. The study hypotheses are that treatment of hyperglycemic acute ischemic stroke patients with targeted glucose concentration (80mg/dL - 130 mg/dL) will be safe and result in improved 3 month outcome after stroke. Eligible subjects must be within 12 hours of stroke symptom onset and have diabetes and glucose concentrations of over 110 mg/dL on initial evaluation. The enrolling sites will include the Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials (NETT) sites as well as non NETT sites from all over the United States. The study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of targeted glucose control (treatment group - IV insulin with target 80-130 mg/dl) verses control therapy of sub q insulin plus basal insulin with target glucose less than 180 mg/ dL. The primary outcome will be functional outcome at 3 months as measured by the modified Rankin Scale (mRS) Score. The primary safety outcome will be severe hypoglycemia defined as <40 mg/dL. Enrollment will occur over 3.5 - 4 years.

Stanford is now accepting new patients for this trial.



  • drug : Standard Care control - sliding scale insulin to keep glucose less than 180 mg/dL
  • drug : IV insulin to maintain target glucose concentration of 80-130 mg/dL

Phase: Phase 3


Ages Eligible For Study:

18 Years - N/A

Inclusion Criteria

1. Age 18 years or older 2. Clinical diagnosis of ischemic stroke defined as acute neurological deficit occurring in one or more cerebral vascular territories. Neuroimaging must be done to exclude intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). 3. Protocol treatment must begin within 12 hours after stroke symptom onset and is recommended, but not required, to begin within 3 hours after hospital arrival. If time of symptom onset is unclear or patient is awakening with stroke symptoms, the time of onset will be the time the patient was last known to be normal. 4. Known history of type 2 diabetes mellitus and glucose >110 mg/dL OR admission blood glucose ?150 mg/dL in those w/o known diabetes mellitus 5. Baseline NIHSS score of 3-22 6. Pre-stroke modified Rankin Scale score = 0 for patients with an NIHSS score of 3-7. Pre-stroke modified Rankin Scale score = 0 or 1 for patients with an NIHSS score of 8-22. 7. Able to provide a valid informed consent to be in the study (self or their authorized legally accepted representative). The approved consent form must be signed and dated in accordance with federal and institutional guidelines.

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Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Rosen Mann
(650) 721-2645

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