In our Brain Stimulation Center (BSC), we offer innovative, invasive, and non-invasive diagnostic and treatment options for patients in coma and with disorders of consciousness. Non-invasive brain stimulation helps to increase the activity of the nerve cells in the brain by pharmacological, electrical, or magnetic stimulation. Another option is the treatment of dysphagia using pharyngeal stimulation.
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For which patients is the treatment in the BSC recommended?
The Brain Stimulation Center is specialized in the treatment of severe brain damage (Traumatic Brain Injury; Inflammatory CNS Disease; Intoxication; Hypoxia/Anoxia; Stroke).
It is especially recommended for patients in Coma, in Minimally Conscious State (MCS), and with Unresponsive Wakefulness Syndrome.
Which services are offered in the BSC?
The following services are offered in our Brain Stimulation Center:
- Review of medical records
- Tele-consultation prior to admission
- Exchange between the physicians
- Assessment and diagnostics
- Discussion of the treatment options and the expected prognosis
What does the treatment in the BSC look like?
- Individual treatment and therapy plan
- Case-related collaboration with external specialists like the Coma Science Group (Prof. Laureys)
- Stimulation in form of
- pharmacological brain stimulation
- non-pharmacological brain stimulation: transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
- pharyngeal stimulation
- Interdisciplinary treatment
- Regular talks about the current situation and further procedure
- Monitoring of the progress