Chronic Disorders of Consciousness

Written By Rocco Salvatore Calabro
Chronic Disorders of Consciousness
  • Publsiher : Nova Science Pub Incorporated
  • Release : 01 January 2013
  • ISBN : 9781626189409
  • Pages : 194 pages
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Download or read book entitled Chronic Disorders of Consciousness by author: Rocco Salvatore Calabro which was release on 01 January 2013 and published by Nova Science Pub Incorporated with total page 194 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Chronic disorders of consciousness comprise a tragic group of conditions for which determining prognosis is a prerequisite for clinical decision-making. The Vegetative State (VS) and the Minimally Conscious State (MCS) are syndromes, encompassing a spectrum of severity with various etiologies, most commonly traumatic brain injury or hypoxic-ischemic or hemorrhagic neuronal injury. They can be a transient stage during recovery from an acute brain insult or can be chronic and stable, usually after a variable period of coma. Recent advances in neuroimaging are providing new insights into cerebral activity in patients with severe brain damage. The mapping of cognitive processes (mostly by measuring regional changes in blood flow, initially by PET and currently by fMRI, and by measuring regional metabolic changes by MRSI) is providing insight into the functional neuroanatomy and metabolic assessment of consciousness. However, differential diagnosis of SV and MCS is still difficult and their complex management involves many different and skilled healthcare professionals. This book is aimed at examining the pathophysiology of consciousness disorders with their multifaceted assessment and treatment, including new diagnostic tools and novel prognostic markers, and the important bioethical issues concerning "the end of life" and the "dignity of the person".

Chronic Disorders of Consciousness

Chronic Disorders of Consciousness
  • Author : Rocco Salvatore Calabro,Placido Bramanti
  • Publisher : Nova Science Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Total pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9781626189409
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Summary : Chronic disorders of consciousness comprise a tragic group of conditions for which determining prognosis is a prerequisite for clinical decision-making. The Vegetative State (VS) and the Minimally Conscious State (MCS) are syndromes, encompassing a spectrum of severity with various etiologies, most commonly traumatic brain injury or hypoxic-ischemic or hemorrhagic neuronal ...

Coma and Disorders of Consciousness

Coma and Disorders of Consciousness
  • Author : Caroline Schnakers,Steven Laureys
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-06-05
  • Total pages : 172
  • ISBN : 9781626189409
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Summary : In spite of medical advances and the increasing number of severely brain-injured patients, the assessment and treatment of patients recovering from coma remain challenging. For over 10 years now, the Coma Science Group has been working on the scientific exploration of disorders of consciousness, with both scientific and clinical research agendas. ...

Disorders of Consciousness

Disorders of Consciousness
  • Author : G. Bryan Young,Eelco F. M. Wijdicks
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2008-08-13
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781626189409
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Summary : In this volume on disorders of consciousness, emphasis is given to distinguishing reversible disorders from the irreversible and disorders requiring medical treatment from those requiring neurosurgical management....

Disorders of Consciousness

Disorders of Consciousness
  • Author : Kamil Hakan Dogan
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-03-04
  • Total pages : 72
  • ISBN : 9781626189409
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Summary : Consciousness is a state of being awake and aware of one's self and surroundings according to the American Academy of Neurology. A conscious person is aware of things through thoughts and the five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. In disorders of consciousness, the patient has trouble being awake, ...

Brain Function and Responsiveness in Disorders of Consciousness

Brain Function and Responsiveness in Disorders of Consciousness
  • Author : Martin M. Monti,Walter G. Sannita
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-11-30
  • Total pages : 207
  • ISBN : 9781626189409
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Summary : This book provides up-to-date information on all aspects of brain function and responsiveness in patients with severe disorders of consciousness. Topics considered include the mechanisms and measures of consciousness; perfusional, metabolic, and fMRI markers of responsiveness; responsiveness to pain; the role of brain–computer interface techniques; electrophysiology; cortical excitability; autonomic ...

Music and Disorders of Consciousness Emerging Research Practice and Theory

Music and Disorders of Consciousness  Emerging Research  Practice and Theory
  • Author : Wendy L. Magee,Barbara Tillmann,Fabien Perrin,Caroline Schnakers
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release Date : 2017-02-28
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9781626189409
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Summary : Music processing in severely brain-injured patients with disorders of consciousness has been an emergent field of interest for over 30 years, spanning the disciplines of neuroscience, medicine, the arts and humanities. Disorders of consciousness (DOC) is an umbrella term that encompasses patients who present with disorders across a continuum of consciousness ...

Brain Death and Disorders of Consciousness

Brain Death and Disorders of Consciousness
  • Author : Calixto Machado,D. Alan Shewmon
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2004-03-31
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781626189409
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Summary : Although some decades have passed, there are still worldwide controversies about a concept of human death on neurological grounds. There are also disagreements on the diagnostic criteria for brain death, whether clinical alone or clinical plus ancillary tests. Moreover, some scholars who were strong defenders of a brain-based standard of ...

Clinical Neurophysiology in Disorders of Consciousness

Clinical Neurophysiology in Disorders of Consciousness
  • Author : Andrea O. Rossetti,Steven Laureys
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-02-13
  • Total pages : 161
  • ISBN : 9781626189409
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Summary : Over the past two decades, electrophysiology has undergone unprecedented changes thanks to technical improvements, which simplify measurement and analysis and allow more compact data storage. This book covers in detail the spectrum of electrophysiology applications in patients with disorders of consciousness. Its content spans from clinical aspects of the management ...

Disorders of Consciousness Volume 1157

Disorders of Consciousness  Volume 1157
  • Author : Nicholas D. Schiff,Steven Laureys
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date : 2009-04-27
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9781626189409
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Summary : This volume is the result of a conference entitled Disorders of Consciousness, the 87th Annual Conference of the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease, held on December 7-8, 2007 at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City...

Plum and Posner s Diagnosis of Stupor and Coma

Plum and Posner s Diagnosis of Stupor and Coma
  • Author : Jerome B. Posner,Fred Plum
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release Date : 2007-06-11
  • Total pages : 401
  • ISBN : 9781626189409
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Summary : Clifford B. Saper, Chair of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and Nicholas D. Schiff of Weill Medical College in NY join the original authors to thoroughly update this seminal text with over 90% new material. the goal of the new edition is to provide a clinically slanted volume that will help ...

Assessing Pain and Communication in Disorders of Consciousness

Assessing Pain and Communication in Disorders of Consciousness
  • Author : Camille Chatelle,Steven Laureys
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2015-12-14
  • Total pages : 174
  • ISBN : 9781626189409
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Summary : Recent advances in medicine for resuscitation and care have led to an increased number of patients that survive severe brain damage but who are poorly responsive and non-communicative at the bedside. This has led to a striking need to better characterize, understand, and manage this population who present a real ...

States of Consciousness

States of Consciousness
  • Author : Dean Cvetkovic,Irena Cosic
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-06-22
  • Total pages : 282
  • ISBN : 9781626189409
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Summary : In this accessible overview of current knowledge, an expert team of editors and authors describe experimental approaches to consciousness. These approaches are shedding light on some of the hitherto unknown aspects of the distinct states of human consciousness, including the waking state, different states of sleep and dreaming, meditation and ...

The Neurology of Consciousness

The Neurology of Consciousness
  • Author : Steven Laureys,Olivia Gosseries,Giulio Tononi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-12
  • Total pages : 488
  • ISBN : 9781626189409
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Summary : The second edition of The Neurology of Consciousness is a comprehensive update of this ground-breaking work on human consciousness, the first book in this area to summarize the neuroanatomical and functional underpinnings of consciousness by emphasizing a lesional approach offered by the study of neurological patients. Since the publication of ...

Plum and Posner s Diagnosis and Treatment of Stupor and Coma

Plum and Posner s Diagnosis and Treatment of Stupor and Coma
  • Author : Jerome B. Posner,Clifford B. Saper,Nicholas D. Schiff,Jan Claassen
  • Publisher : Contemporary Neurology
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Total pages : 520
  • ISBN : 9781626189409
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Summary : Plum and Posner's Diagnosis and Treatment of Stupor and Coma, 5th edition, is a major update of the classic work on diagnosing the cause of coma, with the addition of completely new sections on treatment of comatose patients, by Dr. Jan Claassen, the Director of the Neuro-ICU at Columbia New ...

Ethical and Legal Issues in Neurology

Ethical and Legal Issues in Neurology
  • Author : Marie-Aurélie Bruno,Steven Laureys,Athena Demertzi
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2014-01-09
  • Total pages : 472
  • ISBN : 9781626189409
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Summary : Patients in coma, vegetative state/unresponsive wakefulness syndrome, and in minimally conscious states pose medical, scientific, and ethical challenges. As patients with disorders of consciousness are by definition unable to communicate, the assessment of pain, quality of life, and end-of-life preferences in these conditions can only be approached by adopting ...