Clinical Picture

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4 Clinical Picture Leon Sazbon and Giuliano Dolce General Considerations Patients in the vegetative state (VS) are placed in specialized recovery units after an initial period of days or weeks…

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Neurophysiopathology

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3 Neurophysiopathology Giuliano Dolce and Leon Sazbon Relationship with the Outer World From a neurophysiological point of view, the brain structures and functional organization regulating conscious activity and allowing awake…

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Ancillary Examination

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5 Ancillary xamination   Laboratory Findings Leon Sazbon Although some laboratory parameters have prognostic significance in acute head injury, they are of minimal or no value for evaluating the vegetative…

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Preliminary Concepts

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2 Preliminary Concepts Leon Sazbon and Giuliano Dolce Etiology Vegetative state (VS) is defined behaviorally as the absence of an adequate response to the outside world and absence of any…

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Introduction

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1 Introduction The progression from unconsciousness and coma to recovered wakefulness – either direct or with a transition through a condition such as the vegetative state – is often characterized…

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Ethical Aspects

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9 Ethical Aspects Giuliano Dolce and Leon Sazbon Care for patients in the vegetative state involves particular aspects that also affect those professionals dealing with patients who have an “uninhabited…

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Therapy

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6 Therapy Leon Sazbon and Giuliano Dolce Medical Therapy As treatment for the vegetative state (VS) has become more and more effective, the number of patients surviving in conditions that…

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