William N Schneider

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The objective of the current study was to determine the efficacy of amantadine in improving cognitive and behavioural performance in a traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation sample. The design was a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover design. Subjects were 10 adult traumatic brain injury patients in an acute brain(More)
We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 12 subjects with brain injury who were treated with amantadine. Ten of the 12 subjects exhibited some improvement in cognitive and/or physical function while on amantadine. Areas most consistently showing improvement included focused and sustained attention and concentration, orientation, alertness, arousal,(More)
BACKGROUND Encephalitis is an uncommon clinical entity compared to traumatic brain injury, and stroke. Many encephalitis survivors have disabling sequelae. There is scant information in the literature addressing outcome following inpatient rehabilitation for encephalitis. Further, it is unclear which of these patients will benefit from acute in-patient(More)
Assessment and management of cognitive and behavioral issues in the neurorehabilitation of patients with brain injuries are extremely important. Because cognitive impairments can impede post-brain injury adaptive functioning, it is necessary to carefully assess the major neurocognitive functions to help determine potential obstacles to rehabilitation and to(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical effects of amantadine and propranolol in an agitated pediatric patient with cognitive deficits, hyperactivity, and hypersexualism secondary to "shaken-baby syndrome." BACKGROUND Patients with shaken-baby syndrome can present with cognitive and behavioral impairments. CASE A 9-year-old girl presented with cognitive(More)
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