Severely brain-injured patients are commonly misdiagnosed, often aware and may well recover, says authoritative new report

Posted August 12, 2018 6:43 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Severely brain-injured patients are commonly misdiagnosed, often aware and may well recover, says authoritative new report

This article was written by Dr Peter Saunders and published on his blog on August 12, 2018.Dr Peter SaundersBy Dr Peter SaundersPeople with severe brain damage are difficult to diagnose reliably, not uncommonly recover and are often much more aware than we think. Specifically:Four in ten people who are thought to be unconscious are actually awareOne in five people with severe brain injury from trauma will recover to the point that they can live at home and care for themselves without helpThe term PVS should be dropped and that pain relief should be given to patients affectedThese are the startling

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