Vigilance Enhancing Effect of Botulinum Toxin A (Btx A) after Local Application in Vegetative Patients with Severe Spasticity Following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
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Acta Neurochirurgica Supplements
book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 79)
ObjectivesProlonged coma, unawareness and spasticity are the main problems in Neurorehabilitation of patients after severe TBI. Early local application of Btx A may be indicated when physical therapy could not prevent contractures due to painful central spasticity. Central effects of Btx A on higher brain functions are not reported so far.
KeywordsTraumatic Brain Injury Botulinum Toxin Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Glasgow Outcome Score
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