Cic edizioni internazionali
Functional Neurology

Multicentre registry of brain-injured patients with disorder of consciousness: rationale and preliminary data

Original Article, 19 - 30
doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2018.33.1.019
Tag this article
Abstract
Enhanced HTML Full text PDF
Diagnostic accuracy and reliable estimation of clinical evolution are challenging issues in the management of patients with disorders of consciousness (DoC). Longitudinal systematic investigations conducted in large cohorts of patients with DoC could make it possible to identify reliable diagnostic and prognostic markers. On the basis of this consideration, we devised a multicentre prospective registry for patients with DoC admitted to ten intensive rehabilitation units. The registry collects homogeneous and detailed data on patients’ demographic and clinical features, neurophysiological and neuroimaging findings, and medical and surgical complications.
Here we present the rationale and the design of the registry and the preliminary results obtained in 53 patients with DoC (vegetative state or minimally conscious state) enrolled during the first seven months of the study. Data at 6-month post-injury follow-up were available for 46 of them.
This registry could be an important tool for collecting high-quality data through the application of rigorous methods, and it could be used in the routine management of patients with DoC admitted to rehabilitation settings.

Vol. XXXIII (No. 2) 2018 April/June

  1. Shorter acute care hospital stay, longer stay in post-acute care facilities
    Formisano R., Contrada M., Aloisi M.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2018.33.2.065
  2. Understanding the pathophysiology of hyperglycemia-associated chorea-ballism: a systematic review of positron emission tomography findings
    Gómez Ochoa S. A., Espín Chico B.B.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2018.33.2.067
  3. A review of 500 patients with acute stroke admitted to the University Hospital of Saudi Arabia. Similarities and differences compared with the published literature
    Zafar A.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2018.33.2.073
  4. Direction-specific cortical response immediately after moving tactile stimuli in female humans
    Hiraoka K., Kento Y., Kiya H., Nozaki Y., Hayashi T.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2018.33.2.081
  5. Impact of epilepsy after severe brain injury on safe resumption of driving: two-year follow-up
    Saviola D., De Tanti A., Delsoldato S., Chiari M., Inzaghi M.G., Baldari F.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2018.33.2.091
  6. Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of 492 patients in a vegetative state in 29 Italian rehabilitation units. What about outcome?
    Avesani R., Dambruoso F., Scandola M., Formisano R., De Tanti A., Ferro S., Smania N., Roncari L., Rossato E.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2018.33.2.097
  7. Laterality in Parkinson’s disease may predict motor and visual imagery abilities
    Lo Monaco M.R., Laudisio A., Fusco D., Vetrano D.L., Ricciardi D., Delle Donne V., Proietti F., Zuccalà G., Silveri M.C.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2018.33.2.105
  8. Development of a patient-centered questionnaire for post-stroke spasticity assessment: a reliability study
    Baricich A., Cosenza L., Sandrini G., Paolucci S., Morone G., Santamato A., Cinone N., Peri E., Picelli A., Invernizzi M., Ferriero G.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2018.33.2.113
  9. Musculoskeletal impairment and functional limitations in a patient affected by mutation in the laminin a-5 gene
    Liguori S., de Sire A., Moretti A., Sodano L., Sampaolo S., Gimigliano F., Iolascon G.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2018.33.2.117
Last Viewed articles: la lista degli ultimi x visitati.
  1. Multicentre registry of brain-injured patients with disorder of consciousness: rationale and preliminary data
    Pascarella A., Fiorenza S., Masotta O., Tibollo V., Vella D., Nardone A. M., Rossi M., Volanti P., Madonia F., Castronovo G., De Cicco D., Guarnaschelli C., Achilli M.P., Chiapparino C., Angelillo M.T., Tommasi M.A., Pisano F., Grioni G., Vezzadini G., Ferriero G., Salvaderi S., Bellazzi R., Estraneo A.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2018.33.1.019
credits