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Unresponsive wakefulness syndrome: a new name for the vegetative state or apallic syndrome

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, November 2010
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Title
Unresponsive wakefulness syndrome: a new name for the vegetative state or apallic syndrome
Published in
BMC Medicine, November 2010
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-8-68
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Authors

Steven Laureys, Gastone G Celesia, Francois Cohadon, Jan Lavrijsen, José León-Carrión, Walter G Sannita, Leon Sazbon, Erich Schmutzhard, Klaus R von Wild, Adam Zeman, Giuliano Dolce

Abstract

Some patients awaken from coma (that is, open the eyes) but remain unresponsive (that is, only showing reflex movements without response to command). This syndrome has been coined vegetative state. We here present a new name for this challenging neurological condition: unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (abbreviated UWS).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 4 1%
France 2 <1%
United States 2 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 323 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 56 17%
Student > Bachelor 48 14%
Student > Master 47 14%
Researcher 46 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 26 8%
Other 81 24%
Unknown 33 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 103 31%
Neuroscience 65 19%
Psychology 46 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 25 7%
Engineering 11 3%
Other 36 11%
Unknown 51 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 166. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 June 2020.
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#125,545
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Outputs from BMC Medicine
#123
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#120,837
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#123
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