Amphetamine fails to facilitate motor performance and to enhance motor recovery among stroke patients with mild arm paresis: interim analysis and termination of a double blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial.

@article{Platz2005AmphetamineFT,
  title={Amphetamine fails to facilitate motor performance and to enhance motor recovery among stroke patients with mild arm paresis: interim analysis and termination of a double blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial.},
  author={Thomas Platz and Il-Hwan Kim and Ulrike Engel and Cosima Pinkowski and Christel Eickhof and Maria Kutzner},
  journal={Restorative neurology and neuroscience},
  year={2005},
  volume={23 5-6},
  pages={271-80}
}
PURPOSE To assess the effects of d-amphetamine on motor facilitation and recovery in stroke patients with mild arm paresis receiving the Arm Ability training. METHODS Thirty-one stroke patients with mild arm paresis were randomly assigned to either (a.) receiving placebo or (b.) d-amphetamine twice a week 2 hours before Arm Ability training sessions for three weeks. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE time needed to perform TEMPA tasks, a measure of upper extremity performance reflecting everyday life… CONTINUE READING