Effects of Central Nervous System Drugs on Recovery After Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

@article{Yeo2017EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of Central Nervous System Drugs on Recovery After Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials},
  author={See-Hwee Yeo and Zheng-Jie Ian Lim and Jia Mao and Wai-Ping Yau},
  journal={Clinical Drug Investigation},
  year={2017},
  volume={37},
  pages={901-928}
}
Background and ObjectivePilot trials have suggested that pharmacotherapy may aid stroke recovery. The aim of this study was to systematically review the effects of antidepressants, anti-Alzheimer drugs, anti-Parkinson drugs, central nervous system (CNS) stimulants and piracetam on gross motor function, cognition, disability, dependency and quality of life (QOL) after stroke.MethodsPubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases were searched, and 44 randomized… 

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