Pain issues in disorders of consciousness.

  title={Pain issues in disorders of consciousness.},
  author={Camille Chatelle and Aurore Thibaut and John Whyte and Marie Dani{\`e}le De Val and Steven Laureys and Caroline Schnakers},
  journal={Brain injury},
  volume={28 9},
BACKGROUND The assessment of pain and nociception in non-communicative patients with disorders of consciousness (DOC) is a real challenge for clinicians. It is, therefore, important to develop sensitive standardized tools usable at the bedside. OBJECTIVES This review aims to provide an overview of the current knowledge about pain processing and assessment in patients with DOC. METHODS A search was performed on PubMed using MeSH terms including vegetative state, unresponsive wakefulness… CONTINUE READING
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