The Effect of Nimodipine on Outcome After Head Injury: A Prospective Randomised Control Trial
To study the effect of nimodipine on the outcome of head injury, three hundred and fifty-two patients who were not obeying commands were randomised to placebo or nimodipine (2 mg per hour intravenously for 7 days). The 2 groups were well matched for important prognostic features. Six months after injury, more of the patients who were given nimodipine had a favourable outcome (moderate/good recovery) than in the control group, but the increase in favourable outcome (8%) was not significant statistically.
KeywordsHead Injury Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion Glasgow Outcome Scale Prospective Randomise Control Trial Head Injured Patient
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