DOC includes coma, the vegetative state (VS) and the minimally conscious state
... or a higher level of consciousness within two to four weeks for those who
survive. ... Rehabilitation for persons at this stage of recovery takes into
Some terms that might be used in these early stages of recovery are: Coma: The
person is unconscious, does not respond to visual stimulation or sounds, and is ...
Others had been brought into the hospital in a coma requiring intensive medical
efforts. When they wake up, they may go through the confusion/agitation phase.
Recovery after a brain injury goes through a series of stages. ... Coma. The initial
stage after a severe brain injury is a coma, a state of unconsciousness. People ...
Recovery after brain injury is a process that occurs in stages. Some people ... The
person is in a coma and may appear to be asleep. The person may be restless ...
Even if a majority of severely brain injured patients recover from coma within the
... go through different stages before fully or partially recovering consciousness.
.... scale (FOUR) was recently developed to replace the Glasgow Coma Scale to
Following are the stages of the Glasgow coma scale, which look at the ability to ...
the chances of recovery become slimmer – after four months of coma caused ...
Recovery can stop at any one of these phases. ... Comparison of Coma,
Vegetative State, and Minimally Conscious State ...... I went to the hospital every
day for four months and talked to him, joked with him, told him stories from when I
COMA STIMULATION IN TBI: DEFINITIONS AND ASSESMENT OF COMA ... The
person in coma may have a simple reflex in response to touch or pain, but ....
Glasgow Coma Scale is the standard measurement of coma in the acute phase.
... Jackson Memorial Hospital; and Recovering from Head Injury; a Guide for
Information and facts about coma resulting from a brain injury or head injury. ...
person) research shows that if the best scale is 3 to 4 after twenty four hours, 87%
.... shown in subacute phases of recovery to predict unfavorable outcome at one ...