Coma and disorders of consciousness: scientific advances and practical considerations for clinicians.

@article{Bodart2013ComaAD,
  title={Coma and disorders of consciousness: scientific advances and practical considerations for clinicians.},
  author={Olivier Bodart and Steven Laureys and Olivia Gosseries},
  journal={Seminars in neurology},
  year={2013},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={83-90}
}
Recently, neuroscientists and clinicians have seen the rapid evolution of diagnoses in disorders of consciousness. The unresponsive wakefulness syndrome-vegetative state, the minimally conscious state plus and minus, and the functional locked-in syndrome have been defined using new neuroimaging techniques. Diffusion tensor imaging, positron emission tomography, functional magnetic resonance imaging, electroencephalography, and transcranial magnetic stimulation techniques have all promoted… CONTINUE READING
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