Welcome to the TELSTAR website! TELSTAR is a randomized clinical trial concerning the treatment of electrographic status epilepticus after cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The trial is initiated by the University of Twente and funded by the Dutch National Epilepsy Fund (Epilepsiefonds).

This website serves as a resource for investigators and contains the following:

  • A quick menu for access to the randomization tool, e-CRF, study protocol and relevant documents (green buttons on the left).
  • An abstract of the study protocol, accesible via the menu item abstract.
  • Enrolment provides an overview of all procedures between the initiation of continuous EEG and randomization.
  • Study procedures provides an overview of all procedures between randomization and the end of study.
  • Documents contains relevant study documents and forms, ordered per participating center.
  • The menu item contact provides contact details and information about the composition of the TELSTAR study team.

For patients, their relatives, and other interested visitors without a medical background, information is available via the menu item Patient information (in Dutch only).

Latest news

  • 30 October 2019: The independent DSMB has analyzed data of the first 129 subjects (for the third planned interim analysis). The DSMB found no safety concerns and recommends to continue the trial as planned.
  • 4 April 2019: Today, we included the 129th subject and consequently reached three-quarters of the projected sample size.
  • 22 January 2018: DSMB advises to continue trial as planned after interim analysis (based on data of first 86 patients).