Influence of common drugs and related factors on stroke outcome.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Laboratory studies show that recovery after brain injury can be influenced by drugs that affect certain central neurotransmitters. The effects of these drugs may be either beneficial or harmful. Although issues related to drug dose, the timing of interventions relative to the deficit, and the nature of concomitant experience or training may be critical, preliminary clinical studies suggest that similar drug effects may occur in humans recovering from stroke. Recognition of these data is important because many of the drugs that may impair recovery are commonly prescribed to stroke patients for the treatment of coincident medical conditions and should be avoided if possible. Pharmacotherapy to enhance recovery may be possible in the future.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Goldstein, LB

Published Date

  • February 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 52 - 57

PubMed ID

  • 9099528

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1350-7540

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00019052-199702000-00011


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England