[Severely injured patients after the initial phase--vegetative state or remaining cognitive functions?].

Abstract

BACKGROUND We wanted to quantify improvements in the subacute rehabilitation phase in patients with severe brain injuries classified as vegetative or minimal brain consciousness. MATERIAL AND METHODS Five patients were studied during a 12 months period using a method called Coma Recovery Scale (CRS) as described by Giacino et al. (1991). The parameters… (More)

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