Deep brain stimulation therapy for the vegetative state.

@article{Yamamoto2005DeepBS,
  title={Deep brain stimulation therapy for the vegetative state.},
  author={Takamitsu Yamamoto and Yoichi Katayama},
  journal={Neuropsychological rehabilitation},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 3-4},
  pages={406-13}
}
Twenty-one cases of a vegetative state (VS) caused by various kinds of brain damage were evaluated neurologically and electrophysiologically three months after brain injury. These cases were treated by deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy, and followed up for over 10 years. The mesencephalic reticular formation was selected as a target in two cases, and the thalamic centre median-parafascicular (CM-pf) complex was selected as a target in the other 19 cases. Eight of the 21 patients emerged from… CONTINUE READING