Amantadine treatment of a patient with anoxic brain injury
- 141 Downloads
An 18-year-old boy with anoxic brain injury, suffering from severe psychomotor inhibition, tetrarigidity and dystonia, was treated with amantadine in order to ameliorate his symptoms. Neuropsychological tests showed improvement in motor and cognitive functions.
key wordsAnoxic brain injury Pharmacotherapy
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 1.Grimsmo J, Andersson S, Finset A (1992) Amantadine treatment of severe attentional disorder in traumatic brain injury patients. Book of abstracts, XIth World Congress of the International Federation of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 16–20 Sept 1992, DresdenGoogle Scholar
- 2.Gualticri T, Chandler M, Coons T, Brown L (1989) Amantadine: a new clinical profile for TBI. Clin Neuropharmacol 12:258–270Google Scholar
- 3.Kornhuber J, Bormann J, Hübers M, Rusche K, Riederer P (1991) Effects of the l-amino-adamantanes at the MK-801-binding site of the NMDA-receptor-gated ion channel: a human postmortem brain study. Eur J Pharmacol 206:297–300Google Scholar
- 4.Lezak DM (1983) The Knox Cube Test. Neuropsychological assessment. Oxford University Press, OxfordGoogle Scholar
- 5.Middleton J (1989) Thinking about head injuries in children. J Child Psychol Psychiatry 30:663–670Google Scholar
- 6.Pedersen PM (1990) Cogni Soft, Cogni Soft Scan React, version 1.02, Hilleröd, DenmarkGoogle Scholar
- 7.Rugeland AL, Hendriksen O, Bjornaes H (1991) Computer-assisted neuropsychological assessment in patients with epilepsy. In: Dodson WE, Kinsbourne M, Heilbrunner B (eds) The assessment of cognitive function. DEMOS, New YorkGoogle Scholar
- 8.Stålhammar D (1985) Biological, psychological and social sequelae of brain injury before old age (in Swedish). Forskningsrådsnämnden, StockholmGoogle Scholar