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Default 11-24-2009, 12:08 AM

Man in ‘coma’ heard everything for 23 years - More health news- msnbc.com

Quick summary: Man was declared to be in a coma for 23 years, but was actually completely aware. They didn't realize it until recently when a modern brain scan was used and detected his brain activity.

Quoting some interesting parts:
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Despite the importance of diagnostic accuracy, the rate of misdiagnosis of vegetative state has not substantially changed in the past 15 years, the study said. Back then, studies found that up to 43 percent of patients with disorders of consciousness are erroneously assigned a diagnosis of vegetative state.
Certainly a case to mull over here. He is being diagnosed as having a form of "locked in" syndrome, where movement and speech doesn't occur, but there is thinking and reason. Definately helps to support Lovie with her decision to hang on for a change.


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