The prognostic value of somatosensory and motor evoked potentials in comatose patients.


Somatosensory and motor evoked potentials (SEP and MEP) were examined in a total of 213 patients in traumatic (n = 140) and nontraumatic (n = 73) coma. It was the aim of this study to compare the prognostic value of MEP elicited by both electrical and magnetoelectric transcranial stimulation with the use of SEP alone. According to the presence or absence of… (More)