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Perception of pain in the minimally conscious state with PET activation: an observational study
BACKGROUND Patients in a minimally conscious state (MCS) show restricted self or environment awareness but are unable to communicate consistently and reliably. Therefore, better understanding ofExpand
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The locked-in syndrome : what is it like to be conscious but paralyzed and voiceless?
The locked-in syndrome (pseudocoma) describes patients who are awake and conscious but selectively deefferented, i.e., have no means of producing speech, limb or facial movements. Acute ventralExpand
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New directions in hypnosis research: strategies for advancing the cognitive and clinical neuroscience of hypnosis
Abstract This article summarizes key advances in hypnosis research during the past two decades, including (i) clinical research supporting the efficacy of hypnosis for managing a number of clinicalExpand
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Functional neuroanatomy of the hypnotic state
The neural mechanisms underlying hypnosis and especially the modulation of pain perception by hypnosis remain obscure. Using PET we first described the distribution of regional cerebral blood flowExpand
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Cognitive modulation of pain
Pain is a highly subjective sensation with a complex and often non linear relationship between nociceptive input and pain perception. From human experimentation we know that nociceptive informationExpand
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Neural Mechanisms of Antinociceptive Effects of Hypnosis
BACKGROUND: The neural mechanisms underlying the modulation of pain perception by hypnosis remain obscure. In this study, we used positron emission tomography in 11 healthy volunteers to identify theExpand
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The cognitive modulation of pain: hypnosis- and placebo-induced analgesia.
Nowadays, there is compelling evidence that there is a poor relationship between the incoming sensory input and the resulting pain sensation. Signals coming from the peripheral nervous system undergoExpand
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L’hypnosédation, un nouveau mode d’anesthésie pour la chirurgie endocrinienne cervicale. Étude prospective randomisée
Resume Nos precedents travaux ont demontre la faisabilite et la securite de l’anesthesie par hypnosedation en chirurgie thyroparathyroidienne et ont egalement revele les avantages de cette nouvelleExpand
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Organ donation after physician‐assisted death
In 2002, Belgium was the second country in the world, after the Netherlands, to legalize physician-assisted death and euthanasia in very restricted conditions [1]. Euthanasia has to be required by aExpand
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Naloxone-insensitive epidural placebo analgesia in a chronic pain patient.
prone positioning in severely hypoxemic, morbidly obese ARDS patients. A previous randomized trial of prone positioning conducted in normal-size patients was negative, 16 but a post hoc analysisExpand
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