Latest Persistent vegetative state Stories

2011-08-16 20:59:31

While relatively new treatment for Parkinson's disease, other movement disorders gains acceptance, its timing is key and it is not appropriate for all patients, researchers say.

2010-10-06 15:01:14

Patients with a severe traumatic brain injury (and not in shock because of blood loss) who received out-of-hospital administration of hypertonic fluids (a solution with increased concentration of certain electrolytes and thought to help reduce intracranial pressure) as initial resuscitation did not experience better 6-month neurologic outcomes or survival compared to patients who received a normal saline solution.

2010-05-10 12:19:22

Study tests if familiar voices can heal traumatic brain injuries.

2010-02-04 13:00:00

A study by British and Belgian researchers found that a man who had been presumed to be in a vegetative state for five years, can communicate "yes" and "no" using only his thought patterns.

2009-09-20 13:19:14

Research gives insight into possible rehabilitation of some patients.

2009-07-21 18:44:40

A sixteen-month study of consensus-based diagnosis of patients with disorders of consciousness has shown that 41% of cases of minimally conscious state (MCS) were misdiagnosed as vegetative state (VS), a condition associated with a much lower chance of recovery.

2008-09-04 18:00:33

A Florida court holds in its hands the life of a 57-year-old woman, whose husband and mother disagree over whether she should be taken off life support. Karen Weber has been in a partial vegetative state since suffering a stroke in December, WPBF-TV, Palm Beach, Fla., reports.

2008-08-21 21:00:35

Trauma care professionals and patients differ regarding patients' care rights and divine intervention in recovery from an injury, U.S. researchers said.

2008-02-11 03:00:00

Doctors say hypothermia therapy has become the standard of care as a way to protect the brains of people who have suffered a cardiac arrest. It's also being used more in head injury cases, although clinical trials supporting its use have been mixed.

2006-01-19 20:09:46

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - Officials on Thursday suspended plans to end life support for an 11-year-old girl beaten into a coma, saying her condition had changed, just two days after a court cleared the way for her to be allowed to die.

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