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Volume 18, issue 3

Case report

An extraordinary improvement of neurological condition following zolpidem administration to a patient with ischemic cerebellar stroke, secondary hydrocephalus and brain stem damage: a case report

Grażyna Adamiak1, Agnieszka Stetkiewicz1, Aleksandra Lewandowska1,2, Alina Borkowska1
1. Zakład Psychologii Lekarskiej Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Łodzi
2. Klinika Psychiatrii Młodzieżowej Katedry Psychiatrii Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Łodzi
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii 2009; 18 (3): 303-306
Keywords: zolpidem, brain damage, case report
Abstract

Objectives. Zolpidem, a sedative drug used for insomnia, has been reported in the literature to produce beneficial neurological effects in patients with brain dysfunctions of various origin. The paper presents a case of such effects.
Case report. The medical history and process of zolpidem treatment of a 34-year-old woman with ischemic cerebellar stroke resulting in a brain steam damage and secondary hydrocephalus are presented.
Commentary. The patient's medical history shows that zolpidem may be an effective drug restoring some functions of the brain after ischemic damage to the cerebral tissue.

Address for correspondence:
mgr Agnieszka Stetkiewicz
Zakład Psychologii Lekarskiej Uniwersytet Medyczny w Łodzi
ul. Pomorska 251 bud.C5 92-213 Łódź
astet@interia.pl