Persistent vegetative state

What is Persistent vegetative state?

A persistent vegetative state is a disorder of consciousness in which patients with severe brain damage are in a state of partial arousal rather than true awareness. It is a diagnosis of some uncertainty in that it deals with a syndrome. After four weeks in a vegetative state , the patient is classified as in a persistent vegetative state. This diagnosis is classified as a PVS

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My grand uncle had a stroke (heart attack) on Feb 6th. Since then he’s gone into a persistent vegetative state with no limb movements. The...

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I have gone through the reports provided by you. Based on that, it's quite clear that he had hypoxic brain injury...

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Hi, my dad had a severe brain hemorrhage over 2 months ago. No signs of recovery and neurologist said unlikely and will remain in PVS. He is 61...

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I read your question carefully and I am sorry about the condition your father is in. I know it can be a...

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sir my brother is in post cardiac arrest state .he is unconscious have ryles tube, tracheostomy tube for 3 months. ct scan shows diffuse cerebral edema...

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Brain can not withstand for prolong period of time, any inciting agent...

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