Background: Patients with wake-up ischemic stroke are frequently excluded from thrombolytic treatment due to unknown symptom onset time and limited availability of advanced imaging modalities. The Tenecteplase in Wake-up Ischaemic Stroke Trial (TWIST) is a randomized controlled trial of intravenous tenecteplase 0.25 mg/kg and standard care versus standard care alone (no thrombolysis) in patients who wake up with acute ischemic stroke and can be treated within 4.5 h of wakening based on non-contrast CT findings.
Objective: To publish the detailed statistical analysis plan for TWIST prior to unblinding.
Methods: The TWIST statistical analysis plan is consistent with the Consolidating Standard of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement and provides clear and open reporting.
Discussion: Publication of the statistical analysis plan serves to reduce potential trial reporting bias and clearly outlines the pre-specified analyses.
Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT03181360 . EudraCT Number 2014-000096-80 . WHO ICRTP registry number ISRCTN10601890 .
Keywords: Acute stroke therapy; Ischemic stroke; TWIST; Tenecteplase; Thrombolysis; Wake-up stroke.
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