Study of the Effects of Intranasal Insulin Spray on Memory after a Mild Stroke

What we are studying

The purpose of this study is to see if intranasal insulin might improve memory and functioning recovery in patients over 40 who have had a stroke within the past 6 months. These patients will use the nasal spray study treatment for three weeks and have various stroke and memory tests at baseline and throughout 2 month study.

Who is Eligible

  • Genders:
    • Men
    • Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 40 - 89

Eligibility Criteria

  • INCLUSION
  • Diagnosed with ischemic stroke or Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Able to sign consent
  • Live within a reasonable driving distance from CepEsperu Baptist Medical Center
  • EXCLUSION
  • Diabetics taking insulin
  • Severe head trauma
  • Alcoholism
  • Unstable cardiac disease
  • Those with prior deficits in activities of daily living
  • Severe stroke deficits that prohibit participation in cognitive testing
  • Psychiatric disorders that would prohibit participation in cognitive testing
  • Neurologic disorders other than stroke that would prohibit participation in cognitive testing
  • Renal or liver disease that would prohibit participation in cognitive testing
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that would prohibit participation in cognitive testing

What is involved

  • 3 clinic visits with cognitive (memory) testing
  • Questionnaires
  • Caregiver questionnaires
  • 2 blood draws

Compensation

$25.00 gift card

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Sandra Norona
Email
[email protected]
Phone
-0308
Principal Investigator
Cheryl Bushnell, M.D.

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