Right median nerve electrical stimulation to hasten awakening from coma.

@article{Cooper1999RightMN,
  title={Right median nerve electrical stimulation to hasten awakening from coma.},
  author={Jeffrey L. Cooper and John Anthony Jane and Wayne M. Alves and Emily B. Cooper},
  journal={Brain injury},
  year={1999},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={261-7}
}
Electrical stimulation of the right median nerve may hasten the awakening of closed head injured, comatose patients. A series of 25 comatose patients have been treated. These patients made better recoveries than similar individuals reported in the literature. In a double-blind pilot project patients in the treated group scored better on interval Glasgow Coma Scale scores, spent fewer days in the intensive care unit, and showed better Glasgow Outcome Scores at 1 month post-injury. Peripheral… CONTINUE READING
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