Coma and Disorders of Consciousness

Editors: Schnakers, Caroline, Laureys, Steven (Eds.)

  • Consolidates the most recent developments in a challenging but very interesting area
  • Highlights the ground-breaking clinical work of the Coma Science Group
  • Highlights the use of the latest multimodal imaging techniques in the assessment, evaluation and diagnosis of disorders of consciousness and the potential for neurorehabilitative treatment strategies
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In spite of medical advances and the increasing number of severely brain-injured patients, the assessment and treatment of patients recovering from coma remain challenging. For over 10 years now, the Coma Science Group has been working on the scientific exploration of disorders of consciousness, with both scientific and clinical research agendas. This book is the result of all this work. The aim is to offer both clinicians and researchers an opportunity to acquire expertise in a field which is constantly developing.

Besides diagnostic, prognostic and ethical issues, this book includes well-established findings on assessment techniques (i.e., behavioral scales, electrophysiological explorations and structural/functional neuroimaging) and treatment procedures, but also techniques under development (i.e., the use of classifiers, brain-computer interfaces, transcranial magnetic stimulation or deep brain stimulation) which will stimulate ideas for future research.

The Coma Science Group presents here a comprehensive book for readers, regardless of whether they are already familiar with the difficult but exciting field of disorders of consciousness.

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From the reviews:

“This is an up-to-date, comprehensive review of research into disorders of consciousness. … The authors employ a good evidence-based approach to integrating several different aspects of this field into this book. … For researchers … this book is an up-to-date collection of information appropriate for those either already in or even just interested in the field of disorders of consciousness.” (Scott D. Spritzer, Doody’s Review Service, December, 2012)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Behavioral Assessment and Diagnosis of Disorders of Consciousness

    Schnakers, Caroline (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Prognosis of Patients with Altered State of Consciousness

    Bruno, Marie-Aurélie (et al.)

    Pages 11-23

  • Functional Imaging and Impaired Consciousness

    Vanhaudenhuyse, Audrey (et al.)

    Pages 25-34

  • Multivariate Pattern Recognition Analysis: Brain Decoding

    Schrouff, Jessica (et al.)

    Pages 35-43

  • Spectroscopy and Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Disorders of Consciousness

    Tshibanda, Jean-Flory Luaba (et al.)

    Pages 45-54

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Coma and Disorders of Consciousness
Editors
  • Caroline Schnakers
  • Steven Laureys
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-2440-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-2440-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2439-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6123-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 172
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