persistent vegetative state


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persistent vegetative state

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(Medicine) med an irreversible condition, resulting from brain damage, characterized by lack of consciousness, thought, and feeling, although reflex activities (such as breathing) continue. Abbreviation: PVS
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Our group in 2013 reported the first case in the peer-reviewed literature of stem cells directly benefiting a patient in persistent vegetative state.
e Judge told Toulouse: "Your Y haymaker punch caused the damage and left Rory in a persistent vegetative state and he has never regained consciousness.
Hartstein's graph, the prognosis for someone who is in PVS 12 months into the accident is that there is a little chance of becoming conscious and a greater chance of dying or remaining in persistent vegetative state in the next seven months.
May: Caring for persons in the persistent vegetative state.
The case represents what is thought to be the first time that a judge has been asked to rule on whether life-supporting treatment should be withdrawn from a person who is not in a persistent vegetative state but is minimally conscious.
Doctors later concluded that she was in a minimally conscious state - a state just above a persistent vegetative state.
He died in January 2004 in a London hospital after spending nine months in a persistent vegetative state.
THE current debate on the issue of assisted suicide needs to be addressed, together with that of the withdrawal of treatment from patients in a persistent vegetative state (PVS).
It's currently being tested for other conditions in which medication may fail, including depression, Tourette's syndrome, epilepsy, pain and persistent vegetative state.
Englaro, 38, was seriously injured in a car accident in January 1992 and had been in a persistent vegetative state since then.
Eluana Englaro, who is in a persistent vegetative state, was moved from a Catholic clinic to a private hospital inUdine on Monday night, said her family's lawyer.
Is providing artificial nutrition and hydration to those in a persistent vegetative state a moral responsibility or a prolongation of suffering?

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