In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, we used 1H MR spectroscopy to assess the effect of a single infusion of sodium dichloroacetate on lesion lactate 1 to 5 days after ischemic stroke. Apparent trends toward a reduction in lactate/N-acetyl compound ratios were seen at the higher drug doses employed, and in patients treated in the first 2 days following infarction. Use of spectroscopic measures as endpoints is feasible in acute stroke clinical trials.
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- Clinical Neurology