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. Aug-Sep 2015;(213):16-8.
doi: 10.1016/j.revinf.2015.06.002.

[Coma in France Today]

[Article in French]
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[Coma in France Today]

[Article in French]
Chung Hi Do. Rev Infirm. .

Abstract

Comas result from acute life-threatening neurological failure. To understand coma, it is firstly necessary to define it, to cite the aetiologies and their epidemiology and to describe the chronic disorders of consciousness. It is also important to address the challenges and principles of treatment during the acute phase.

Keywords: brain death; coma; minimally conscious state; mort encéphalique; neuro-réanimation; neurological intensive care; vegetative state; état pauci-relationnel; état végétatif.

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