Clinical Efficacy of Piracetam in Cognitive Impairment: A Meta-Analysis

  title={Clinical Efficacy of Piracetam in Cognitive Impairment: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Tony Waegemans and Colin R. Wilsher and Anne Danniau and Steven H. Ferris and Alexander Kurz and Bengt Winblad},
  journal={Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders},
  pages={217 - 224}
A meta-analysis has been performed including nineteen double blind, placebo controlled studies with piracetam in patients suffering from dementia or cognitive impairment in the elderly. These studies had as common outcome measure a clinical global impression of change, a measure of clinically meaningful improvement. The meta-analysis of this global outcome followed the methodology set forward by the Cochrane Collaboration. This article describes the studies, the patient populations and the… 

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