An electroencephalographic classification for coma.

  title={An electroencephalographic classification for coma.},
  author={Gordon Young and R S Mclachlan and J. H. Kreeft and J D Demelo},
  journal={The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques},
  volume={24 4},
BACKGROUND The assessment of thalamocortical function in comatose patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) can be difficult to determine. Since the electroencephalogram (EEG) affords such assessment, we have developed an EEG classification for comatose patients in our general ICU. METHODS One hundred EEGs were classified in a blinded fashion by two EEGers, using our method and that of Synek. Interobserver agreement was assessed using kappa score determination. RESULTS Kappa scores were 0… CONTINUE READING

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