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 I...
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
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 ...
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.
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 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 ...
the basic stages of recovery. ▫ the steps in the ... Rancho Los Amigos and
Glasgow Coma Scale are the only two scales for measuring recovery from TBI.
Recovery from a traumatic brain injury is a long, difficult process. ... in the first
stages of recovery and does not mean that this is a permanent condition. .... scale
such as the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) to classify the serious of the injury.
In fact, a person rarely remains in a coma for more than two to four weeks without
recovering, dying, or progressing to a PVS. End stage dementia can also ...
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 ...