Coma and disorders of consciousness

Edward M. Manno*

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Abstract

Consciousness can be defined as the state of awareness of self and one's relationship with the environment Consciousness consists of two components: wakefulness or arousal and awareness Both components have anatomic substrates that, when affected, can lead to disturbances in consciousness

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Neurocritical Care
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages277-286
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781441968418
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

Keywords

  • Cardiopulmonary stabilization
  • Early endotracheal intubation
  • Euvolemic state
  • Hhypoxia
  • Hpoglycemia
  • Secondary brain injury
  • Serial examinations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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