How should functional imaging of patients with disorders of consciousness contribute to their clinical rehabilitation needs? Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brain
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Persistent Vegetative State
  • Positron-Emission Tomography

abstract

  • Without controlled studies and careful patient selection criteria it will not be possible to evaluate the potential of therapeutic interventions in disorders of consciousness. There also is a need to elucidate the neurophysiological effects of such treatments. Integration of multimodal neuroimaging techniques should eventually improve our ability to disentangle differences in outcome on the basis of underlying mechanisms and better guide our therapeutic options in the challenging patient populations encountered following severe acute brain damage.

publication date

  • December 2006

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2858870

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/WCO.0b013e3280106ba9

PubMed ID

  • 17102688

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 520

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 19

number

  • 6