Exploring Hematoma Expansion Shift with Recombinant Factor VIIa: A Pooled Analysis of Four Randomized Controlled Trials

Neurology, Royal Melbourne Hospital, AUSTRALIA. Neurology, New York Medical College, UNITED STATES. Klinikum Frankfurt Höchst and Heidelberg University Hospital. Neurology, University of Cincinnati, UNITED STATES. Medicine, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and University of Ottawa, CANADA.

Stroke. 2023

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Background: Hematoma expansion shift (HES) analysis can be used to assess the biological effect of a hemostatic therapy for intracerebral hemorrhage. In this study we applied HES analysis to individual patient data from four randomized controlled trials evaluating recombinant Factor VIIa (rFVIIa) 80 μg/kg to placebo. Methods: We generated polychotomous strata of HES using absolute growth thresholds (≤0mL/<6mL/≥6mL) and quintiles of percent volume change. The relationship between treatment and HES was assessed using proportional odds models. Differences in subgroups based on baseline volume (≥ or <20 mL) and time from symptom onset to treatment (≤ or >2 hours) were explored with testing for interactions. Results: The primary analysis included 721 patients. At 24 hours, 36% (134/369) of rFVIIa treated patients exhibited no hematoma expansion as compared to 25% of placebo (88/352) treated patients. Significant expansion (≥6 mL) was reduced by 10% in those treated with rFVIIa (acOR:0.57, 95% CI:0.43-0.75). An examination of percent change similarly showed a shift across the spectrum of expansion (acOR: 0.61, 95% CI: 0.47-0.80). In both groups, mild to moderate expansion was observed in 38 to 47% of patients, depending on the threshold used. Differences in absolute HES between the rFVIIa and placebo groups were more pronounced in patients with baseline hemorrhage volumes ≥20 mL (acOR 0.48, 95% CI: 0.30-0.76 versus <20 mL: acOR:0.67, 95% CI:0.47-0.95, p(interaction)= 0.02). No treatment interaction in patients treated within 2 or after 2 hours from onset was observed (acOR:0.42, 95% CI:0.19-0.91 versus >2 hours: acOR:0.59, 95% CI:0.44-0.79, p(interaction)=0.30). Conclusions: The association between rFVIIa and hematoma growth arrest is most pronounced in patients with larger baseline volumes but is evident across the full spectrum of treated patients.
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