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BRAINS

Abbreviation for:
Bayer Randomised Acute Ischemia Neuroprotectant Study
Biochemical Research and Information Study

Clinical trials
Bayer Randomised Acute Ischemia Neuroprotectant Study. A trial assessing the effect of Repinotan, a serotonin agonist (5HT1A)-receptor subtype in managing symptoms of hemispheric ischemia.
 
Conclusions
Improved neurological and functional outcome at 4 weeks and 3 months in treated patients.

Logistics
Randomised, double-blind, multicentre; 240 patients.
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