Neuroimaging and Outcome Assessment in Vegetative and Minimally Conscious State

  title={Neuroimaging and Outcome Assessment in Vegetative and Minimally Conscious State},
  author={Silvia Marino and Rosella Ciurleo and Annalisa Baglieri and Francesco Corallo and Rosaria De Luca and Simona De Salvo and Silvia Guerrera and Francesca Timpano and Placido Bramanti and Nicola De Stefano},
Consciousness is a multifaceted concept that has two dimensions: arousal, or wakefulness (i.e., level of consciousness), and awareness (i.e., content of consciousness) (Laureys et al., 2004). An accurate and reliable assessment of the arousal and awareness of consciousness in patients with severe brain damage is of greatest importance for the differential diagnosis of low levels consciousness patients and for outcome evaluation. Following coma, some patients permanently lose all brainstem… 

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