Sequelae of Closed Craniocerebral Trauma and the Efficacy of Piracetam in Its Treatment in Adolescents

The efficacy of piracetam in treating the sequelae of moderate and severe closed craniocerebral trauma (CCT) in adolescents was evaluated in studies of 42 patients aged 12–18 years who had suffered CCT 1.5–5 years prior to the study. Adolescents of the experimental group (20 individuals) received piracetam (Nootropil) at doses of 40–50 mg/kg (daily daily 1600–2400 mg) for one month; patients of group 2 (22 individuals) served as controls. Piracetam was found to have positive therapeutic effects on impairments to higher mental (memory, attention, executive) and motor (coordination) functions and on measures of the speeds of cognitive and motor operations.

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Translated from Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii imeni S. S. Korsakova, Vol. 108, No. 3, pp. 43–48, March, 2008.

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Zavadenko, N.N., Guzilova, L.S. Sequelae of Closed Craniocerebral Trauma and the Efficacy of Piracetam in Its Treatment in Adolescents. Neurosci Behav Physi 39, 323–328 (2009).

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Key Words

  • closed craniocerebral trauma
  • adolescents
  • sequelae
  • long-term period
  • treatment
  • piracetam (Nootropil)