Combining Armodafinil With Neuro-rehabilitation to Improve Neurological Recovery and Reduce Disability Post-Stroke

Completed

Phase 2 Results N/A

Update History

15 Mar '14
The Summary of Purpose was updated.
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Armodafinil is an FDA approved medication with wakefulness-promoting properties. It is a relatively safe agent with interesting neurochemical effects on the catecholamine system, producing an improvement in cognitive function, particularly working memory in humans. When combined with intensive task-related training, armodafinil may accelerate motor recovery in chronic stroke patients. The primary aim of this study is to determine whether administration of armodafinil during subacute post-stroke rehabilitation will augment cortical plasticity and enhance motor recovery. The primary hypothesis suggests that cortical plasticity will be enhanced by armodafinil and, therefore, will induce an improvement in motor function and better performances on measures of motor control.
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Armodafinil is an FDA approved medication with wakefulness-promoting properties. It is a relatively safe agent with interesting neurochemical effects on the catecholamine system, producing an improvement in cognitive function, particularly working memory in humans. When combined with intensive task-related training, armodafinil may accelerate motor recovery in chronic stroke patients. The primary aim of this study is to determine whether administration of armodafinil during subacute post-stroke rehabilitation will augment cortical plasticity and enhance motor recovery. The primary hypothesis suggests that cortical plasticity will be enhanced by armodafinil and, therefore, will induce an improvement in motor function and better performances on measures of motor control. Secondary Hypothesis Use of a wakefulness-promoting agent (armodafinil) combined with neurorehabilitation to improve neurological recovery and to reduce the incidence of disability in patients who suffered
A location was updated in White Plains.
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The overall status was removed for The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital.