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Neurologists are increasingly asked to see patients with acute neurological problems, many of whom have disorders of consciousness and awareness. The intensive care unit is a common source of referral of such patients where common questions include: Why isn't the patient waking up? Is the patient going to recover? Is the patient brain dead? The neurologist in training needs to have a clear understanding of the basis of normal consciousness, to be aware of the range of disorders of consciousness, and particularly to be aware of the pitfalls in diagnosis.
Author(s): Cartlidge N
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
ISSN (print): 0022-3050
Publisher: BMJ Group