Detection of nontraumatic comatose patients with no benefit of intensive care treatment by recording of sensory evoked potentials.

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OBJECTIVES To determine the predictive ability of sensory evoked potential recordings in nontraumatic comatose patients. To evaluate the hypothesis that patients with bilateral absent cortical responses ultimately die despite long-term intensive care treatment. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Medical intensive care unit (ICU) of a university… (More)

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