Neurocritical care: Differentiating minimally conscious and vegetative states


Differential diagnosis of disorders of consciousness—such as the vegetative state, in which patients completely lack conscious awareness, and the minimally conscious state (MCS), which involves weak indications of consciousness—is challenging. MRI measures of global brain connectivity could prove a useful diagnostic tool in this context, according to a… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nrneurol.2012.246