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Effect of methylphenidate on ICU and hospital length of stay in patients with severe and moderate traumatic brain injury

Objective Traumatic brain injury is one of the major causes of death and disability among young people. Methylphenidate, a neural stimulant and protective drug, which has been mainly used for childhood attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, has shown some benefits in late psychosocial problems in patients with traumatic brain injury. Its effect on arousal and consciousness has been also revealed in the sub-acute phase of traumatic brain injury. We studied its effect on the acute phase of moderate and severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) in relation to the length of ICU and hospital admission. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery Elsevier
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