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Human health sciences : Neurology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/110763
Revelations from the unconscious: studying residual brain function in coma and related states.
English
Laureys, Steven mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Neurologie Sart Tilman >]
Boly, Mélanie mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Neurologie >]
Schnakers, Caroline mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Centre de recherches du cyclotron >]
Vanhaudenhuyse, Audrey mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Centre de recherches du cyclotron >]
Bruno, Marie-Aurélie mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Centre de recherches du cyclotron >]
Noirhomme, Quentin mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Centre de recherches du cyclotron >]
Ledoux, Didier mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Soins intensifs >]
Faymonville, Marie-Elisabeth mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Algologie - soins palliatifs > >]
Lamy, Maurice mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Anesthésie et réanimation >]
Franck, G. [> > > >]
Luxen, André mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de chimie (sciences) > Chimie organique de synthèse - Centre de recherches du cyclotron >]
Maquet, Pierre mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Neurologie Sart Tilman >]
Moonen, Gustave mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Neurologie Sart Tilman >]
2008
Bulletin et Mémoires de l'Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique
Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique
163
7-9
381-8; discussion 388-90
No
0377-8231
Bruxelles
Belgique
[en] Brain/physiopathology ; Brain Death/diagnosis/physiopathology ; Brain Injuries/complications/physiopathology ; Brain Mapping ; Coma/diagnosis/etiology/physiopathology ; Disability Evaluation ; Electroencephalography ; Ethics, Clinical ; Glasgow Coma Scale ; Humans ; Magnetic Resonance Imaging ; Persistent Vegetative State/diagnosis/etiology/physiopathology ; Positron-Emission Tomography ; Predictive Value of Tests ; Recovery of Function ; Sensitivity and Specificity ; Severity of Illness Index ; Unconsciousness/physiopathology
[en] The purpose of our research is to contribute to a better understanding of the residual brain function of patients who survive an acute brain damage but remain in a coma, vegetative state, minimally conscious state or locked-in syndrome. The diagnosis, prognosis, therapy and medical management of these patients remain difficult. These studies are also of interest scientifically, as they help to elucidate the neural correlates of human consciousness. We here review our studies on bedside behavioral evaluation scales, electrophysiology and functional neuroimaging in these disorders of consciousness and conclude by discussing methodological and ethical issues and current concepts of the standards for care and quality of life in these challenging conditions.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/110763

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