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Persistent Vegetative State (Vegetative State) Summary

Description: Vegetative state refers to the neurocognitive status of individuals with severe brain damage, in whom physiologic functions (sleep-wake cycles, autonomic control, and breathing) persist, but awareness (including all cognitive function and emotion) is abolished.

Also Known As: Vegetative State; Permanent Vegetative State; PVS (Persistent Vegetative State); Persistent Unawareness State; Post-Comatose Unawareness State Show All >>

Networked: 394 relevant articles (12 outcomes, 41 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Persistent Vegetative State

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. zolpidem (Ambien) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 14 results : FDA 29 Generic
  2. Glucose (Dextrose) : 1 outcome 3 studies in 14 results : FDA 175 Generic
  3. Baclofen : 1 outcome in 8 results : FDA 31 Generic
  4. Levodopa (L Dopa) : 1 outcome in 7 results : FDA 31 Generic
  5. Sodium : 1 outcome in 3 results : IBA
  6. Catecholamines : 1 outcome in 2 results : IBA
  7. Naloxone (Narcan) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 60 Generic
  8. Dopamine (Intropin) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 36 Generic
  9. Carbamazepine (Tegretol) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 24 Generic
  10. Neurotransmitter Agents (Neurotransmitter) : 2 studies in 4 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Persistent Vegetative State

  1. Coma (Comas)
  2. Brain Injuries (Brain Injury)
  3. Spasm (Spasms)
  4. Seizures (Seizure)
  5. Myoclonus (Nocturnal Myoclonus)
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Key Therapies for Persistent Vegetative State

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  1. Deep Brain Stimulation : 1 outcome 2 studies in 21 results
  2. Wheelchairs (Wheel Chair) : 1 outcome in 1 result
  3. Anesthesia : 3 studies in 13 results
  4. Enteral Nutrition (Feeding, Tube) : 2 studies in 20 results
  5. Euthanasia (Mercy Killing) : 2 studies in 18 results
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