Behavioural improvement in a minimally conscious state after caloric vestibular stimulation: evidence from two single case studies.

@article{Vanzan2017BehaviouralII,
  title={Behavioural improvement in a minimally conscious state after caloric vestibular stimulation: evidence from two single case studies.},
  author={Serena Vanzan and David Wilkinson and Heather J Ferguson and Patrick M. Pullicino and Mohamed Sakel},
  journal={Clinical rehabilitation},
  year={2017},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={500-507}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether caloric vestibular stimulation, a non-invasive form of neuro-modulation, alters the level of awareness in people residing in a minimally conscious state. DESIGN Single-case ( n = 2), prospective, controlled (ABAB) efficacy study. SETTING Tertiary, neuro-rehabilitation inpatient ward within a university hospital. PARTICIPANTS Two individuals in a minimally conscious state. INTERVENTION Left ear caloric vestibular stimulation was performed in two four/five… CONTINUE READING
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