Functional near infrared spectroscopy as a probe of brain function in people with prolonged disorders of consciousness

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Kempny, Agnieszka M.; James, Leon; Yelden, Kudret; Duport, Sophie; Farmer, Simon; Playford, E. Diane; Leff, Alexander P.;
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: NeuroImage : Clinical, volume 12, pages 312-319 (issn: 2213-1582, eissn: 2213-1582)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4983150, doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2016.07.013
  • Subject: MCS, minimally conscious state | R858-859.7 | Functional near infrared spectroscopy | Computer applications to medicine. Medical informatics | Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system | MM, motor movement | RC346-429 | fNIRS, functional near infrared spectroscopy | RC | VS, vegetative state | MI, motor imagery | SMART, Sensory Modality Assessment for Rehabilitation Technique | UWS, unresponsive wakefulness state | (Prolonged) disorders of consciousness | Regular Article | pDOC, prolonged disorders of consciousness | M1, primary motor cortex | Brain function assessment in disorders of consciousness | SMA, supplementary motor area

Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a non-invasive technique which measures changes in brain tissue oxygenation. NIRS has been used for continuous monitoring of brain oxygenation during medical procedures carrying high risk of iatrogenic brain ischemia and also has bee... View more
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