Somatosensory evoked potentials in severe traumatic brain injury: a blinded study.

@article{Sleigh1999SomatosensoryEP,
  title={Somatosensory evoked potentials in severe traumatic brain injury: a blinded study.},
  author={Jamie W. Sleigh and Jack H Havill and Richard Frith and Denyse A Kersel and Nigel V. Marsh and D Ulyatt},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={91 4},
  pages={577-80}
}
OBJECT Beginning in 1979, the results of somatosensory evoked potential (SSEP) monitoring have been used to predict outcome in patients who have suffered severe brain trauma. The data indicate that if the cortical components of the SSEPs were bilaterally absent, the outcome was always death or a vegetative state, but previous studies have not been blinded. The aims of this study were to correlate the results of SSEP recordings with the outcome in a prospectively blinded manner and to assess… CONTINUE READING