Does fluoxetine improve recovery after stroke?BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l1029 (Published 25 March 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l1029
- Rob Cook, clinical director1,
- Vaughan Thomas, clinical adviser2,
- Rosie Martin, clinical specialist1
- on behalf of NIHR Dissemination Centre
- 1Bazian, Economist Intelligence Unit healthcare, London, UK
- 2Wessex Institute, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
- Correspondence to R Cook
FOCUS Trial Collaboration. Effects of fluoxetine on functional outcomes after acute stroke (FOCUS): a pragmatic, double-blind, randomised, controlled trial. Lancet 2019;393:256-74.
The study was funded by the UK Stroke Association and the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme project number 13/04/30.
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