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Posts Tagged ‘minimally conscious state’

By On April 16th, 2014

Vegetative State: Can we measure the potential for change?

When we hear the term “vegetative state” we commonly think of a person who has experienced a brain injury of such magnitude where a return to consciousness is unlikely. A recent study conducted by Steven Laureys, MD, PhD and his colleagues of the University of Liege in Belgium shows that enhanced imaging methodology offers a…

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By On February 6th, 2014

What Is Brain Death and How Do We Respond To It?

The field of medicine is often considered one of the most objective out there. Medicine relies on testing and centuries of study, which have improved our understanding and ability to treat the ailing human body. But, with all the testing in the world, medicine cannot be entirely clinical. Doctors have to walk a tightrope of…

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