Deep brain stimulation for the treatment of vegetative state.

@article{Yamamoto2010DeepBS,
  title={Deep brain stimulation for the treatment of vegetative state.},
  author={Takamitsu Yamamoto and Yoichi Katayama and Kazutaka Kobayashi and Hideki Oshima and Chikashi Fukaya and Takashi Tsubokawa},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={2010},
  volume={32 7},
  pages={
          1145-51
        }
}
One hundred and seven patients in vegetative state (VS) were evaluated neurologically and electrophysiologically over 3 months (90 days) after the onset of brain injury. Among these patients, 21 were treated with deep brain stimulation (DBS). The stimulation sites were the mesencephalic reticular formation (two patients) and centromedian-parafascicularis nucleus complex (19 cases). Eight of the patients recovered from VS and were able to obey verbal commands at 13 and 10 months in the case of… CONTINUE READING

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