In medicine, coma is a state of unconsciousness in which a person cannot be
awakened; fails ... 2.1 Diagnostic steps; 2.2 Initial assessment and evaluation; 2.3
Physical examination findings; 2.4 Im...
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
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
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 ...
Apr 4, 2013 ... To understand how coma occurs, it is first necessary to have a basic .... a more
rapid improvement in disability scores during the four weeks of treatment. ... may
benefit, from which treatments, and at which stages of recovery.
Recovery after a brain injury goes through a series of stages. These stages ...
While in a coma, people are unable to speak, follow commands or open their
Recovery can stop at any one of these phases. ... Comparison of Coma,
Vegetative State, and Minimally Conscious State ..... two weeks, but he fought for
four months and would respond to certain things as well as certain people who
would go ...
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 ...
Jun 12, 1993 ... Recovery of patients after four months or more in the persistent ... outcome of
children with severe head trauma and prolonged coma. Pediatrics ...
Coma levels are commonly assessed by two different scales; the Glasgow ...
They provide a descriptive guideline of the various stages a brain injury ... of the
eight levels provides insight into the progression through recovery and