Thalamic stimulation to improve level of consciousness after seizures: Evaluation of electrophysiology and behavior Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cerebral Cortex
  • Consciousness
  • Consciousness Disorders
  • Electric Stimulation
  • Intralaminar Thalamic Nuclei
  • Seizures

abstract

  • Targeting of nodes in the neural circuitry of consciousness has important medical implications. Impaired consciousness with epilepsy has dangerous consequences including decreased school/work performance, social stigmatization, and impaired airway protection. These data suggest a novel therapeutic approach for restoring consciousness after seizures. If paired with responsive neurostimulation, this may allow rapid implementation to improve level of consciousness in patients with epilepsy.

publication date

  • January 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4689309

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/epi.12872

PubMed ID

  • 25442843

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 114

end page

  • 24

volume

  • 56

number

  • 1