Sleep organization pattern as a prognostic marker at the subacute stage of post-traumatic coma.

@article{Valente2002SleepOP,
  title={Sleep organization pattern as a prognostic marker at the subacute stage of post-traumatic coma.},
  author={Mariarosaria Valente and Fabio Placidi and Andr{\'e}a J Oliveira and A Bigagli and Ilaria Morghen and Rodolfo Proietti and Gian Luigi Gigli},
  journal={Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={113 11},
  pages={1798-805}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to identify the predictive indexes for post-traumatic coma prognosis, which is important to better direct acute and subacute treatments and rehabilitation efforts. The pattern of sleep organization is a potential prognostic marker, but its role has not been established yet in the context of modern critical care. In the present study, we used a new protocol to evaluate the prognostic value of the different levels of sleep-wake organization recorded at the… CONTINUE READING