Surges of electroencephalogram activity at the time of death: a case series.

  title={Surges of electroencephalogram activity at the time of death: a case series.},
  author={Lakhmir S. Chawla and Seth A Akst and Christopher E Junker and Barbara Jacobs and Michael G. Seneff},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  volume={12 12},
Abstract Level of consciousness at the end of life in critically ill patients is poorly characterized. We report a case series of seven patients who were neurologically intact before the decision to withdraw care due to extensive systemic critical illness. As part of our end-of-life care protocol, bispectral index (BIS) monitor (Aspect Medical Systems, Newton, MA) or SEDline (Hospira, Lake Forest, IL) monitoring devices are placed on each patient to ensure adequate comfort. Both monitoring… CONTINUE READING
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