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Need to reassess patients thought to be in vegetative state with functional mri study

Recent medical reports in the New England Journal of Medicine February 18, 2010) Vol 362 no. 7 report that upwards of 40% of patients thought to be in a persistent vegetative state are misdiagnosed.

A video interview with two of the study authors, Adrian Owen and Steven Laureys describing and illustrating  the use of fMRI studies to determine cognitive thought can be found on line by clicking Coma Patients Talk With Brain

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