Hall, Peter; Harcup, Mary
May 1969
Angiology;May1969, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p287
Academic Journal
A double blind controlled trial of Vasolastine (a complex of lipotropic enzymes) is described in a group of 48 patients suffering from arteriosclerotic dementia, using a variety of psychiatric, neurologic, electroencephalographic and biochemical criteria. Vasolastine appears to have a statistically significant effect on subjective complaints of depression, lack of energy, etc., and a slightly beneficial effect which does not reach significance on some other parameters.


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