Piracetam in the treatment of acute stroke.

  title={Piracetam in the treatment of acute stroke.},
  author={J. M. Orgogozo},
  volume={32 Suppl 1},
The neuroprotective properties of the nootropic agent piracetam together with reported hemorrheologic and antithrombotic effects provided the rationale for the evaluation of piracetam in acute stroke. Pilot studies showed an increase in compromised regional cerebral blood flow and improvement in motor function, aphasia and level of consciousness. Subsequently the Piracetam in Acute Stroke Study (PASS) was performed and the chief results have recently been reported (Stroke 28 (1997) 2347-2352… CONTINUE READING
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