Piracetam for Aphasia in Post-stroke Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

@article{Zhang2016PiracetamFA,
  title={Piracetam for Aphasia in Post-stroke Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials},
  author={Jie Zhang and Ruili Wei and Zhongqin Chen and Ben-yan Luo},
  journal={CNS Drugs},
  year={2016},
  volume={30},
  pages={575-587}
}
BackgroundAphasia is a common symptom in post-stroke patients. Piracetam is a commonly used nootropic agent that promises various benefits to brain function, including language improvement.ObjectiveWe performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess whether piracetam facilitates the rehabilitation of language performance in post-stroke patients.MethodsRandomized controlled trials (RCTs) of piracetam treatment in post-stroke patients published in any language were included, excluding… 

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