WHILE WE'RE AT IT
- Willful Modulation of Brain Activity in Disorders of Consciousness. Fang Sun; Guoqing Zhou // New England Journal of Medicine;5/20/2010, Vol. 362 Issue 20, p1936
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Willful Modulation of Brain Activity in Disorders of Consciousness," by M. M. Monti et al. in the February 18, 2010 issue.
- Willful Modulation of Brain Activity in Disorders of Consciousness. Monti, Martin M.; Owen, Adrian M.; Laureys, Steven // New England Journal of Medicine;5/20/2010, Vol. 362 Issue 20, p1936
A response by Martin M. Monti, Adrian M. Owen, and Steven Laureys to a letter to the editor about their article "Willful Modulation of Brain Activity in Disorders of Consciousness" in the February 18, 2010 issue is presented.
- Ethical issues in diagnosis and management of patients in the permanent vegetative state. Wade, Derick T // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);02/10/2001, Vol. 322 Issue 7282, p352
Discusses ethical issues in diagnosis and management of patients in the permanent vegetative state. How diagnosis of the permanent vegetative state cannot be absolutely certain; Limitations of standardized tests and data on prognosis; Questions regarding the nature of consciousness, quality of...
- The Vegetative State - A Syndrome in Search of a Name. von Wild, K.; Laureys, S. T.; Gerstenbrand, F.; Dolce, G.; Onose, G. // Journal of Medicine & Life;Jan-Mar2012, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p3
In 2002, Bryan Jennett chose the caption "A syndrome in search of a name" for the first chapter of his book "The vegetative state - medical facts, ethical and legal dilemmas", which, in summary, can be taken as his legacy. Jennett coined the term "VegetativeState" (VS), which became the...
- PodÃl neurodormance na klinickÃ©m projevu mozkovÃ½ch poruch a moÅ¾nosti lÃ©Äby aplikacÃ zolpidemu. Lucie, Augustini; Tomáš, Gabrhelík; Milan, Adamus // Anaesthesiology & Intensive Medicine / Anesteziologie a Intenziv;Feb2013, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p26
Most of the various types of brain injuriy are supposed to be connected with neuroprotective supression of brain activity, so-called brain dormancy. The reason for this suppressed neuronal activity is protection of brain tissue from damage. However reduction in neuronal energy metabolism and...
- Consciousness is missing–and so is research. Steinberg, Douglas // EMBO Reports;Nov2005, Vol. 6 Issue 11, p1009
Comments on the status of the efforts to address issues concerning the care for people living in a minimally conscious state (MCS) or persistent vegetative state (PVS). Influences in the decision of the U.S. Congress in passing the Traumatic Brain Injury Act to address various aspects of brain...
- Psychometric properties of the abbreviated version of the Scale to Assess Unawareness in Mental Disorder in schizophrenia. Michel, Pierre; Baumstarck, Karine; Auquier, Pascal; Amador, Xavier; Dumas, Rémy; Fernandez, Jessica; Lancon, Christophe; Boyer, Laurent // BMC Psychiatry;2013, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p1
Background: The Scale to Assess Unawareness in Mental Disorder (SUMD) is widely used in clinical trials and epidemiological studies but more rarely in clinical practice because of its length (74 items). In clinical practice, it is necessary to provide shorter instruments. The aim of this study...
- Brain Damage and the Moral Significance of Consciousness. Kahane, Guy; Savulscu, Julian // Journal of Medicine & Philosophy;Feb2009, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p6
Neuroimaging studies of brain-damaged patients diagnosed as in the vegetative state suggest that the patients might be conscious. This might seem to raise no new ethical questions given that in related disputes both sides agree that evidence for consciousness gives strong reason to preserve...
- Brain Signal For Awareness. BARTH, AMY // Discover;Jan/Feb2012, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p85
The article discusses research by neuroscientist Melanie Boly and colleagues into the brain activity and level of consciousness of brain-damaged patients that found that those in a vegetative state could be identified by an incomplete transmission of information from the temporal to frontal cortex.