Journal article

Safety and efficacy of GABAA α5 antagonist S44819 in patients with ischaemic stroke: a multicentre, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial.

Hugues Chabriat, Claudio L Bassetti, Ute Marx, Marie-Laure Audoli-Inthavong, Aurore Sors, Estelle Lambert, Marine Wattez, Dirk M Hermann, undefined RESTORE BRAIN study investigators

The Lancet Neurology | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: S44819, a selective GABAA α5 receptor antagonist, reduces tonic post-ischaemic inhibition of the peri-infarct cortex. S44819 improved stroke recovery in rodents and increased cortical excitability in a transcranial magnetic stimulation study in healthy volunteers. The Randomized Efficacy and Safety Trial of Oral GABAA α5 antagonist S44819 after Recent ischemic Event (RESTORE BRAIN) aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of S44819 for enhancing clinical recovery of patients with ischaemic stroke. METHODS: RESTORE BRAIN was an international, randomised, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled, multicentre phase 2 trial that evaluated the safety and efficacy of oral S441..

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