Variation in neurophysiological function and evidence of quantitative electroencephalogram discordance: predicting cocaine-dependent treatment attrition.

@article{Venneman2006VariationIN,
  title={Variation in neurophysiological function and evidence of quantitative electroencephalogram discordance: predicting cocaine-dependent treatment attrition.},
  author={Sandy Venneman and Andrew F. Leuchter and George Bartzokis and Mace Beckson and Sara L. Simon and Melodie Schaefer and Richard A Rawson and Tom Newton and Ian A. Cook and Sebastian Uijtdehaage and W Emily Ling},
  journal={The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={208-16}
}
Cocaine treatment trials suffer from a high rate of attrition. We examined pretreatment neurophysiological factors to identify participants at greatest risk. Twenty-five participants were divided into concordant and discordant groups following electroencephalogram (EEG) measures recorded prior to a double-blind, placebo-controlled treatment trial. Three possible outcomes were examined: successful completion, dropout, and removal. Concordant (high perfusion correlate) participants had an 85… CONTINUE READING