Coma, Persistent Vegetative State, and Death

  • E. Facco


Coma and its worse consequences, persistent vegetative state (PVS) and brain death (BD), are a very complex and intriguing problem, involving not only medical knowledge, but also philosophical, psychological, cultural, ethical as well as economical aspects. The sum of these different conditions can be considered as a major health problem, owing to its increasing frequency, social and economical costs, and problems related to the diagnosis of BD and organ transplantation.


Brain Death Visual Tracking Comatose Patient Persistent Vegetative State Head Injured Patient 
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