miércoles, 15 de abril de 2009

40 of vegetative patients misdiagnosed

Trapped inside their bodies, apparently switched off to the world, but still alive.

The biggest, most tragic clinical myth about brain injury today is that PVS can be reliably diagnosed by bedside observation alone. It has in fact been known for at least a decade, ever since a key survey of brain-injured patients, that misdiagnosis runs at more tha


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