The natural history of chronic disorders of consciousness

@article{Bernat2010TheNH,
  title={The natural history of chronic disorders of consciousness},
  author={J. Bernat},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2010},
  volume={75},
  pages={206 - 207}
}
Chronic disorders of consciousness comprise a tragic group of conditions for which determining prognosis is a prerequisite for clinical decision-making.1 The vegetative state (VS) of wakefulness without awareness was first described in 1972 by Jennett and Plum but achieved national attention through highly publicized judicial rulings on discontinuing the medical treatment of young women named Karen Quinlan, Nancy Cruzan, and Theresa Schiavo. The minimally conscious state (MCS), formerly and… Expand
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