The use of amantadine in patients with unresponsive wakefulness syndrome after severe cerebral hemorrhage

  title={The use of amantadine in patients with unresponsive wakefulness syndrome after severe cerebral hemorrhage},
  author={Yu Gao and Lin-lin Ma and Fang Liang and Yi Zhang and Lin Yang and Xue-hua Liu and Jing Yang},
  journal={Brain Injury},
  pages={1084 - 1088}
ABSTRACT Background Amantadine is currently recommended for use in patients of post-traumatic brain injury with unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (UWS). However, the application of amantadine in UWS after cerebral hemorrhage has only been rarely reported. This allows for a further exploration of the role of amantadine in the treatment of UWS resulting from a severe cerebral hemorrhage. Methods We observed the changes of seven patients with UWS of intracerebral hemorrhage after taking amantadine… 
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