Coma Science

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Professor Laureys
Elsevier, Oct 7, 2009 - Science - 448 pages

This serial is firmly established as an extensive documentation of the advances in contemporary brain research. Each volume presents authoritative reviews and original articles by invited specialists. This volume concentrates on coma and consciousness science. presenting articles from leading figures in the area on the clinical and ethical implications of work in this field. The book provides a thorough review of the various aspects of coma science from a review of the concepts, questioning of recent advances, case studies, through to where research in the field is heading.

* Provides the reader with a unique overview of all aspects of new advances in coma science

* Broad focus with contributions by the top scientists worldwide in the respective disciplines

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The problem of unreportable awareness
1
Chapter 2 How can we know if patients in coma vegetative state or minimally conscious state are consciousquest
11
gold standard or fools goldquest
33
Chapter 5 The problem of aphasia in the assessment of consciousness in braindamaged patients
49
Chapter 6 Predictors of shortterm outcome in braininjured patients with disorders of consciousness
63
outcome of patients admitted to inpatient rehabilitation with 14 year followup
73
Chapter 8 Cognitive deficits after traumatic coma
89
clinical and forensic aspects
111
functional imaging of the minimally conscious state
249
recent advances in functional magnetic resonance imaging and their potential relevance to disorders of consciousness
261
answering multiplechoice questions via online decoded singletrial brain signals
275
what is known and what is not
293
Chapter 21 Intrathecal administration of GABA agonists in the vegetative state
317
a European survey of medical and paramedical professionals
329
Chapter 23 Life can be worth living in lockedin syndrome
339
Chapter 24 Defining personal loss after severe brain damage
353

a case study of stimulationinduced wakeful unawareness during anaesthesia
125
why are complexpartial seizures complexquest
147
wakefulness variability and assessment in patients with impaired consciousness
171
further pathophysiological insights using motor cortex transcranial magnetic stimulation
191
Chapter 14 A perturbational approach for evaluating the brains capacity for consciousness
201
promises and pitfalls
215
Chapter 16 A multimodal approach to the assessment of patients with disorders of consciousness
231
Chapter 25 Moral significance of phenomenal consciousness
361
the imperative of minding time
371
Chapter 27 Theoretical approaches to the diagnosis of altered states of consciousness
383
Chapter 28 A new era of coma and consciousness science
399
Subject Index
413
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