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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2008 Vol.9 No.11 P.916-920

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.B0820123


Benefits of combination of electroencephalography, short latency somatosensory evoked potentials, and transcranial Doppler techniques for confirming brain death


Author(s):  Kang WANG, Yuan YUAN, Zi-qi XU, Xiao-liang WU, Ben-yan LUO

Affiliation(s):  Department of Neurology, the First Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310003, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   lobenyan@263.net

Key Words:  Brain death, Electroencephalography (EEG), Short latency somatosensory evoked potentials (SLSEP), Transcranial Doppler (TCD)


Kang WANG, Yuan YUAN, Zi-qi XU, Xiao-liang WU, Ben-yan LUO. Benefits of combination of electroencephalography, short latency somatosensory evoked potentials, and transcranial Doppler techniques for confirming brain death[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2008, 9(11): 916-920.

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Abstract: 
Objective: Optimization of combining electroencephalography (EEG), short latency somatosensory evoked potentials (SLSEP) and transcranial Doppler (TCD) techniques to diagnose brain death. Methods: One hundred and eleven patients (69 males, 42 females) from the major hospitals of Zhejiang Province were examined with portable EEG, SLSEP and TCD devices. Re-examinations occurred ≤12 h later. Results: The first examination revealed that the combination of SLSEP and EEG led to more sensitive diagnoses than the combination of SLSEP and TCD. Re-examination confirmed this and also revealed that the combination of TCD and EEG was the most sensitive. Conclusion: The results show that using multiple techniques to diagnose brain death is superior to using single method, and that the combination of SLSEP and EEG is better than other combinations.

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