Auditory brain stem evoked responses in comatose head-injured patients

A. C. Papanicolaou, D. W. Loring, H. M. Eisenberg, N. Raz, F. L. Contreras

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Abstract

Brain stem evoked responses (BSERs) were obtained within the first 72 hours after hospital admission from 38 patients with closed head injuries whose Glasgow coma scale scores were 8 or less. Peak V latency differentiated patients with unfavorable outcomes (vegetative or dead) from patients with more favorable outcomes, but no features of the response could further discriminate good, moderate, and severe outcomes as assessed by the Glasgow outcome scale. These data provide further support that BSERs are generally resistant to central nervous system trauma but, when impaired, are prognostic of unfavorable outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-175
Number of pages3
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

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Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potentials
Coma
Brain Stem
Head
Glasgow Outcome Scale
Nervous System Trauma
Closed Head Injuries
Glasgow Coma Scale
Patient Admission
Central Nervous System

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  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Papanicolaou, A. C., Loring, D. W., Eisenberg, H. M., Raz, N., & Contreras, F. L. (1986). Auditory brain stem evoked responses in comatose head-injured patients. Neurosurgery, 18(2), 173-175. https://doi.org/10.1227/00006123-198602000-00009

Auditory brain stem evoked responses in comatose head-injured patients. / Papanicolaou, A. C.; Loring, D. W.; Eisenberg, H. M.; Raz, N.; Contreras, F. L.

In: Neurosurgery, Vol. 18, No. 2, 01.01.1986, p. 173-175.

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Papanicolaou, AC, Loring, DW, Eisenberg, HM, Raz, N & Contreras, FL 1986, 'Auditory brain stem evoked responses in comatose head-injured patients', Neurosurgery, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 173-175. https://doi.org/10.1227/00006123-198602000-00009
Papanicolaou AC, Loring DW, Eisenberg HM, Raz N, Contreras FL. Auditory brain stem evoked responses in comatose head-injured patients. Neurosurgery. 1986 Jan 1;18(2):173-175. https://doi.org/10.1227/00006123-198602000-00009
Papanicolaou, A. C. ; Loring, D. W. ; Eisenberg, H. M. ; Raz, N. ; Contreras, F. L. / Auditory brain stem evoked responses in comatose head-injured patients. In: Neurosurgery. 1986 ; Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 173-175.
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