Unresponsive wakefulness syndrome: a new name for the vegetative state or apallic
Cohadon et al., "Unresponsive wakefulness syndrome: a new name for the vegetative state or apallic
syndrome," BMC Medicine, vol.
In the period 4.04-26.04, the patient was admitted to the Neurological rehabilitation clinic in Regensburg, Germany with the diagnosis of diminished wakefulness, at the time of a remission phase of an apallic
An Austrian news website said the German F1 legend may suffer apallic
syndrome - or persistent vegetative state.
According to the Mirror, although Schumacher is currently stable, doctors fear that due to Schumacher's severe brain damage, he may suffer from apallic
syndrome, or persistent vegetative state, which happens when a patient with severe brain damage is in a state of partial arousal rather than true awareness.
Over a long period of time, the structure of coherent EEG connections has been studied in our laboratory as the basis for research into the systemic organization of the human brain in conditions of coma and borderline post-comatose unconscious states (apallic
syndrome or vegetative states, akinetic mutism, etc.) in patients with tumor and traumatic CNS damage.
The patient with AIE from near hanging presented apallic
and severely anoxic with a Glasgow coma score of 3.
Many physicians, especially in Europe, use imprecise and antiquated language such as "coma vigile," "akinetic mutism," and "apallic
state" to describe some syndromes.
syndrome is sometimes called persistent vegetative state, which is longterm unconsciousness or coma caused by serious brain damage.
Guidelines for quality management of apallic
Throughout the years, terms such as diencephalic autonomic epilepsy (Penfield, 1929), central dysregulation (Bricolo, Turazzi, Alexandre, & Rizzuto, 1977), tonic decerebrate spasms (Cartlidge & Shaw, 1981), tonic cerebellar fits (Davis & Davis, 1982), sympathoadrenal response (Rosner, Newsome, & Becker, 1984), decerebrate rigidity (Klug et al., 1984), diencephalic seizures (Bullard, 1987), autonomic dysfunction syndrome (Rossitich & Bullard, 1988), traumatic apallic
syndrome (Hackl et al., 1991), paroxysmal sympathetic storms (Boeve et al., 1998), dysautonomia (Baguley et al., 1999), storming (Thorley, Wertsch, & Klingbeil, 2001) and autonomic dysfunction syndrome (Strum, 2002) have been used to describe these episodes.
Minoru Takakura, PhD, Associate Professor, (email@example.com) School of Health Sciences, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Nishihara, Okinawa, 903-0215 Japan; Tomoko Nagayama, MS, RN, Nurse, Okayama Rehabilitation Center for Traumatic Apallics
. 2-8-35 Nishifurumatsu, Okayama, 700-0927 Japan; Seizo Sakihara, PhD, Professor, (firstname.lastname@example.org) School of Health Sciences, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Nishihara, Okinawa, 903-0215 Japan; and Craig Willcox, MA, Assistant Professor, Okinawa Prefectural College of Nursing, 1-24-1 Yogi, Naha, Okinawa, 902-0076 Japan.