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

  • Steven Laureys1Email author,
  • Gastone G Celesia2,
  • Francois Cohadon3,
  • Jan Lavrijsen4,
  • José León-Carrión5,
  • Walter G Sannita6, 7,
  • Leon Sazbon8,
  • Erich Schmutzhard9,
  • Klaus R von Wild10, 11,
  • Adam Zeman12,
  • Giuliano Dolce13 and
  • the European Task Force on Disorders of Consciousness1
BMC Medicine20108:68

DOI: 10.1186/1741-7015-8-68

Received: 20 August 2010

Accepted: 1 November 2010

Published: 1 November 2010

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Original Submission
20 Aug 2010 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
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Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
25 Aug 2010 Author responded Author comments - Steven Laureys
Resubmission - Version 4
25 Aug 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 4
4 Sep 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Daniel Alan Shewmon
23 Sep 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Boris Kotchoubey
Resubmission - Version 5
Submitted Manuscript version 5
5 Oct 2010 Author responded Author comments - Steven Laureys
Resubmission - Version 6
5 Oct 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 6
7 Oct 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Daniel Alan Shewmon
7 Oct 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Boris Kotchoubey
8 Oct 2010 Author responded Author comments - Steven Laureys
Resubmission - Version 7
8 Oct 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 7
Publishing
1 Nov 2010 Editorially accepted
1 Nov 2010 Article published 10.1186/1741-7015-8-68

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Coma Science Group, Dept of Neurology and Cyclotron Research Centre, University Hospital and University of Liège, and Belgian National Science Funds
(2)
Dept of Neurology, Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine
(3)
Neurosurgical University Hospital, Pellegrin Tripode
(4)
Dept of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre Nijmegen
(5)
Dept of Experimental Psychology, University of Seville, Spain; Center for Brain Injury Rehabilitation
(6)
Department of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology and Genetics, University of Genova
(7)
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, State University of New York
(8)
Tel Aviv University, Sackler Medical School, or Former Director of ICU for Vegetative Patients at Loewenstein Rehabilitation Hospital
(9)
Dept of Neurology, University Hospital Innsbruck
(10)
Medical Faculty, Westphälische Wilhelms-University
(11)
Department of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Al-Azhar University
(12)
Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Peninsula Medical School
(13)
Research on Advanced Neuro-rehabilitation, S. Anna Institute, Via Siris

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