Will They Ever Wake Up? New Study on Consciousness After Brain Injury Shows ‘Maybe’ (The Conversation)

Will They Ever Wake Up? New Study on Consciousness After Brain Injury Shows ‘Maybe’

Two University of Florida neurologists weigh in on a new study showing how continuous EEG may help predict if unresponsive patients will wake up.

Acute brain injury can result in significant damage and loss of consciousness, warranting life support and admission to an intensive care unit. A complex journey toward recovery begins, sometimes involving daily life-and-death battles.

As the acuity of the life-threatening injury declines and the patient’s condition stabilizes a bit, the dust starts to settle. But then so many questions begin. “Will they ever wake up?” is one of the most common and challenging questions that families navigating this emotional rollercoaster journey ask.

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