Bernard M. Patten, M.D.; Jerry Mandel, M.D.; Bertel Bruun, M.D.; William Curtin, M.D.; Sidney Carter, M.D.
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A double-blind study of the effect of dexamethasone on acute stroke was conducted at the Neurological Institute of New York, N. Y. At the end of the study it was found that 17 patients had been treated with placebo and 14 patients had been treated with dexamethasone. The dose of steroid was 16 mg/day for 10 days followed by tapering doses from 12 mg to zero over the ensuing 7 days. The patient's functional capacity was appraised by the use of a scoring system similar to the system used by the Parkinson's Disease Research Foundation for the evaluation of parkinsonism
Patten BM, Mandel J, Bruun B, et al. Double-Blind Study of the Effect of Dexamethasone on Acute Stroke.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:839. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-839_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):839.
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