Disorders of consciousness: The state of the science

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Disorders of consciousness: The state of the science
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Nature Reviews Neurology
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2014, vol. 1, issue 10, pp 99-114
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Article provides an overview of the clinical management of patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness after acquired brain injury. The authors review consciousness-altering pathophysiological mechanisms, specific clinical syndromes, and novel diagnostic and prognostic applications of advanced neuroimaging and electrophysiological procedures. The article concludes with a provocative discussion of bioethical and medico-legal issues that are unique to this population and that have a profound impact on care.
Giacino J, Fins J, Laureys S, Schiff N.
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