Sensory Stimulation Program

Chapter

Abstract

Taking care of patients recovering from coma is not easy, as current therapeutics are neither well developed nor well validated. Sensory stimulation programs are the most widely known treatment applied to severely brain-injured patients. In this chapter, we will introduce the theoretical principles underlying these programs and the studies assessing their clinical interest. We will also discuss the limitations of this treatment and consider future directions for clinical research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physiology DepartmentInternational Vegetative State and Consciousness Science Institute, Hangzhou Normal UniversityHangzhou, ZhejiangChina
  2. 2.Coma Science Group, Cyclotron Research CenterUniversity of LiègeLiègeBelgium

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