Bispectral index monitoring in the management of sedation in an intensive care unit patient with locked-in syndrome.

Locked-in syndrome is an extremely rare neurological state caused by injury of the ventral pons. The syndrome is characterized by quadriplegia and anarthria with concomitant preservation of cortical function. When a reversible underlying pathological abnormality is identified and managed aggressively, meaningful recovery is possible. Because patients retain… CONTINUE READING