Methylphenidate in early poststroke recovery: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

@article{Grade1998MethylphenidateIE,
  title={Methylphenidate in early poststroke recovery: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study.},
  author={C Grade and B Redford and Jacek Chrostowski and Loren Toussaint and Beth Blackwell},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={1998},
  volume={79 9},
  pages={1047-50}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy and safety of methylphenidate in acute stroke rehabilitation. DESIGN A prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. PATIENTS AND SETTING Twenty-one stroke patients consecutively admitted to a community-based rehabilitation unit. INTERVENTION Three-week treatment of methylphenidate (or placebo) in conjunction with physical therapy. Methylphenidate was started at 5mg and increased gradually to 30mg (15mg at 8:00AM and 15mg at 12:00… CONTINUE READING

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