Electrophysiological prognostication and brain injury from cardiac arrest.

  title={Electrophysiological prognostication and brain injury from cardiac arrest.},
  author={Peter W. Kaplan},
  journal={Seminars in neurology},
  volume={26 4},
Anoxic coma after cardiorespiratory arrest warrants precocious investigation to establish probable outcome. Electroencephalogram (EEG) may uncover subclinical seizures; EEG grades have provided accurate prognosis of poor and favorable outcomes, but are weakest in those patients in between. Somatosensory evoked potentials now have proven benefit in accurately establishing a poor outcome (death or persistent vegetative state) when cortical responses (N20) are absent. These studies are… CONTINUE READING