Effects and Indications of Spinal Cord Stimulation on the Vegetative Syndrome Kazuyoshi FUNAHASHI 1 , Norihiko KOMAI 1 , Mitsuhiro OGURA 1 , Toshikazu KUWATA 1 , Mitsukazu NAKAI 1 , Naoki TSUJI 1 1Department of Neurological Surgery, Wakayama Medical College Keyword: Vegetative syndrome , Spinal cord stimulation , CT , ABR pp.917-923
Published Date 1989/10/10
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1436202894
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The effects of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) on the vegetative syndrome were studied in six patients. Fac-tors affecting the results were mentioned with a view to establishing indications as to whether or not the SCS should be performed.

"Persistent vegetative states" were thought to be identical with Ohta's "vegetative syndrome" which con-sists of eleven signs. Six of these signs-polyphasic cy-cle of waking and sleeping, urinary incontinence, being bedridden and being tube fed etc-were important criteria of the vegetative syndrome. SCS was thought to be effective if one or more of the 6 signs disappeared after SCS.

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