Does the FOUR score correctly diagnose the vegetative and minimally conscious states?

@article{Schnakers2006DoesTF,
  title={Does the FOUR score correctly diagnose the vegetative and minimally conscious states?},
  author={Caroline Schnakers and Joseph T Giacino and Kathleen Kalmar and Sonia M Piret and Eduardo L{\'o}pez and M{\'e}lanie Boly and Richard J Malone and Steven Laureys},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  year={2006},
  volume={60 6},
  pages={
          744-5; author reply 745
        }
}
Wijdicks and colleagues recently presented the Full Outline of UnResponsiveness (FOUR) scale as an alternative to the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) in the evaluation of consciousness in severely brain-damaged patients. They studied 120 patients in an intensive care setting (mainly neuro-intensive care) and claimed that “the FOUR score detects a locked-in syndrome, as well as the presence of a vegetative state.” We fully agree that the FOUR is advantageous in identifying locked-in patients given that… CONTINUE READING
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