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Explanation of Coma and Persistent Vegetative State

Chart showing causes of coma. This is very important to all of you fiction writers out there.

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Boy, 2, is the first to have cerebral palsy 'successfully treated' using stem cells, taking him from a vegetative state to walking and talking

Before his treatment, the patient had been in a persistent vegetative state for nine weeks due to having a heart attack

One third of patients in 'vegetative' states show signs of consciousness

Explanation of Coma and Persistent Vegetative State

Information regarding coma and vegetative state when a person has the ability to be awake yet is completely unaware of their surroundings.

The Brain Injury Group.B.I.G. is a support group for people who have loved ones with devastating brain injuries. They may be severely disabled, in a persistent vegetative state, minimally aware/conscious or locked in.

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