Does oral care contribute to brain activation? One case of functional near-infrared spectroscopy study in patients with a persistent disturbance of consciousness

Wataru Fujii, Daisuke Kanamori, Chisato Nagata, Kiyomi Sakaguchi, Risa Watanabe

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Abstract

We used functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to measure cerebral blood flow during oral care in a patient with persistent disturbance of consciousness. We experienced that cerebral blood flow to frontal area increased during oral care, suggesting that oral care may have a potential role in rehabilitation for the brain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-146
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Case Reports
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 08-2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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