Assessing consciousness in coma and related states using transcranial magnetic stimulation combined with electroencephalography.

Abstract

Thanks to advances in medical care, an increased number of patients recover from coma. However, some remain in vegetative/unresponsive wakefulness syndrome or in a minimally conscious state. Detection of awareness in severely brain-injured patients is challenging because it relies on behavioral assessments, which can be affected by motor, sensory and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.annfar.2013.11.002

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