Is the Nociception Coma Scale-Revised a Useful Clinical Tool for Managing Pain in Patients With Disorders of Consciousness?

@article{Chatelle2016IsTN,
  title={Is the Nociception Coma Scale-Revised a Useful Clinical Tool for Managing Pain in Patients With Disorders of Consciousness?},
  author={Camille Chatelle and Marie-Daniele De Val and Antonio Catano and Cristo Chaskis and Pierrette Seeldrayers and Steven Laureys and Patrick Biston and Caroline Schnakers},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  year={2016},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={321-6}
}
OBJECTIVES Our objective was to assess the clinical usefulness of the Nociception Coma Scale-revised (NCS-R) in pain management of patients with disorders of consciousness. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-nine patients with potential painful conditions (eg, due to fractures, decubitus ulcers, or spasticity) were assessed during nursing cares before and after the administration of an analgesic treatment tailored to each patient's clinical status. In addition to the NCS-R, the Glasgow Coma Scale… CONTINUE READING