A controlled trial with vasopressin analogue (DGAW) on cognitive recovery immediately after head trauma

Nicolaas J. Bohnen, Albert Twijnstra, Jellemer Jolles

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    Abstract

    Recent evidence suggests that the vasopressin analogue desglycinamide-arginine8-vasopressin (DGAVP) might specifically benefit mild brain trauma patients. We investigated the effect of intranasal DGAVP treatment in 32 patients who had sustained a mild head injury for 3 months in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, matched-pairs study. DGAVP did not have a positive effect on cognitive recovery in this group of mildly affected patients.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)103-106
    Number of pages4
    JournalNeurology
    Volume43
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993

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