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Sleeping well

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, January 2013
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Sleeping well
Published in
BMC Medicine, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-11-19
Pubmed ID

Mithu Sen, G Bryan Young


In a study by Cruse et al. published in BMC Medicine, patients with severe brain damage who were in the Vegetative or Minimally Conscious States (VS or MCS, respectively) from traumatic and nontraumatic etiologies had assessments of circadian rhythms using an actigraph, a device worn on a limb to evaluate circadian rhythmicity, in this population. This is a novel approach and is being used as a surrogate for polysomnography and other reference standards. Cruse et al. showed more disruption in circadian rhythms in the VS when compared to the MCS. This suggests that more brain injury occurs in the areas that control circadian rhythmicity in VS than in MCS patients. The study provides opportunities for improved prognostication and rehabilitation strategies in this patient population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 12 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 3 25%
Student > Master 3 25%
Other 2 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 8%
Student > Postgraduate 1 8%
Other 2 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 4 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 25%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 17%
Arts and Humanities 2 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 8%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

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