Brain electrophysiology in disorders of consciousness: Diagnostic and prognostic utility
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- University of Western Ontario
- San Camillo Hospital
- Unit of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology
Electroencephalography (EEG) is a powerful and inexpensive bedside tool for the assessment of residual brain function in prolonged disorders of consciousness. Here we review a range of methods for EEG interpretation, including reactivity, perturbation by transcranial magnetic stimulation, evoked potentials, and oscillatory changes. We show that, in combination, these methods can form a reliable picture of each patient’s structural impairments and residual sensory and cognitive functioning, thereby leading to more accurate diagnoses and prognoses and stratifi cation of patients for experimental neuro-stimulation therapies.
|Title of host publication||Brain Function and Responsiveness in Disorders of Consciousness|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|