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C) Vegetative state. Cortical function is severely impaired, but there is some preserved diencephalic/upper brainstem activating function. Like in coma, patients are unconscious at all times, with no purposeful responses, but they can open their eyes spontaneously or with stimulation, exhibit primitive orienting responses, and sleep–wake cycles. (D) Minimally conscious state or better. Impaired function of the cerebral cortex and diencephalic/upper brainstem activating systems is variable. Patients exhibit some purposeful responses, along with deficits, depending on the severity of brain dysfunction.
5). Duration is at least 1 hour to distinguish coma from transient loss of consciousness such as concussion or syncope . Coma rarely lasts longer than 2–4 weeks, since nearly all patients either deteriorate or emerge into vegetative state or better within this time . 1B). 2). Cerebral metabolism in coma is usually globally decreased by ϳ50%, although it can be increased in occasional cases of axonal shear injury (reviewed in ). Patients in coma are fully unconscious. However, in contrast to brain death, during coma many simple or even complex reflex activities may occur via the brainstem.
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