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How do persistent vegetative states relate to anoxic brain injury outcomes?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

In some cases, anoxic brain injuries can cause people to go into comas. When people come out of a coma, in many cases they will remain in a persistent vegetative state. In this state, some functions of the brain continue, but the person is not conscious. Some doctors think that recovery is not possible if a person is in a vegetative state for longer than three months.

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