Bedside assessment of residual functional activation in minimally conscious state using NIRS and general linear models

Erika Molteni, Filippo Arrigoni, Alessandra Bardoni, Sara Galbiati, Federica Villa, Katia Colombo, Sandra Strazzer

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Abstract

Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) was employed for the detection of possible residual functional activations in two patients in minimally conscious state. An 'ad hoc' protocol for somatosensory and motor stimulations was created and administered to the patients, synchronously to NIRS recordings. One healthy subject was also assessed with the same task for comparison. Results from the healthy subject globally agree with the literature. Moreover, we could obtain significant results from the patients data. Indeed, in one patient, the NIRS channels showing activation completely correspond to regions of residual cortex underneath. In the second patient, though, together with possible residual intact cortex insulae, some channels match large cystic formations, with fluid gathering.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Pages3551-3554
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: Jul 3 2013Jul 7 2013

Other

Other2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period7/3/137/7/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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    Molteni, E., Arrigoni, F., Bardoni, A., Galbiati, S., Villa, F., Colombo, K., & Strazzer, S. (2013). Bedside assessment of residual functional activation in minimally conscious state using NIRS and general linear models. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS (pp. 3551-3554). [6610309] https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2013.6610309