EFFECTS OF THERAPEUTIC COOLING ON THE VISUAL EVOKED POTENTIALS OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENTS
Leslie D. Montgomery, M.S., Ph.D.*, Karen C. Wenzel M. A. and Richard W. Montgomery, M.S., Ph.D.
Nineteen MS patients‘ changes in cognitive performance test scores following a controlled period of head and torso cooling revealed improvement for most of the sample, but not for all, and a few actually performed worse. EEG visual evoked responses, in the form of scalp charge density time integrals revealed an inverse relationship between the degree of cognitive performance improvement and the ‗normality‘ of this EEG data, as predicted by the Shauf-Davis model of neural conduction.
Keywords: Multiple Sclerosis, Cooling Therapy, Visual Evoked Potentials, Electroencephalography, EEG.
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