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Scientists repurposed the EEG to detect brain activity in comatose patients
by Michelle Lou, CNN
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28 June 2019
On 28 June 2019 CNN reported:
Electroencephalogram tests, or EEGs, are commonly used to diagnose epilepsy and sleep disorders. But researchers may have found a new application for the widely used technology: detecting brain activity in comatose patients.
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'Impairment of consciousness is frequent and prediction of recovery challenging -- often it is inaccurate. Many patients in the ICU do not show movements on commands and typically this is interpreted as unconsciousness,' Dr. Jan Claassen, lead author of the study, told CNN in a statement. ... When the reseachers revisited the patients a year later, they found that 44 percent who showed brain activity patterns were able to function independently for up to eight hours a day ...
... Scientists still have a ways to go in terms of predicting and enhancing recovery from neurological injuries, Rosenow [Dr. Joshua Rosenow, who was not part of the study] added.
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