Day: July 22, 2009

Minimally Conscious vs Persistent Vegetative State

A new study suggests that it may not be uncommon for patients who are in a minimally conscious state to be misdiagnosed as being in a persistent vegetative state. The study underscores the necessity of using standardized and objective diagnostic criteria in diagnosing coma. However, it also leaves some important questions unanswered. As background it is essential to understand a bit about...

/ July 22, 2009