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dc.creatorTresch, Donald D.en
dc.creatorSims, Farrol H.en
dc.creatorDuthie, Edmund H.en
dc.creatorGoldstein, Michael D.en
dc.creatorLane, Paul S.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:33:57Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:33:57Zen
dc.date.created1991-05en
dc.date.issued1991-05en
dc.identifier10.1001/archinte.151.5.930en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationArchives of Internal Medicine. 1991 May; 151(5): 930-932.en
dc.identifier.issn0003-9926en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Clinical+Characteristics+of+Patients+in+the+Persistent+Vegetative+state&title=Archives+of+Internal+Medicine.++&volume=151&issue=5&pages=930-932&date=1991&au=Tresch,+Donald+D.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1001/archinte.151.5.930en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/736815en
dc.description.abstractLittle is known concerning the specific clinical characteristics of patients in persistent vegetative states (PVS). Fifty-one patients from four nursing homes, approximately 3% of the total patients, were identified as being in a PVS....Cerebrovascular accidents and dementia were the most common causes of the PVS...All 51 patients were fed via tube feeding and 35 patients had urinary catheters...All patients were receiving daily medications...Transfer of patients to an acute care hospital was not uncommon, with 31 patients (61%) requiring 63 acute care hospitalizations during their stay in the nursing home....Surprisingly, only 27 (53%) of 51 patients had a specific resuscitation status designation in the medical chart, and neither presence of a chart designation nor specific resuscitation order was related to the patient's age or the cause or duration of PVS....en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceBRL:KIE/33948en
dc.subjectAgeden
dc.subjectArtificial Feedingen
dc.subjectDementiaen
dc.subjectDrugsen
dc.subjectHospitalsen
dc.subjectMorbidityen
dc.subjectMortalityen
dc.subjectNursing Homesen
dc.subjectPatient Careen
dc.subjectPatient Transferen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPersistent Vegetative Stateen
dc.subjectPrevalenceen
dc.subjectPrognosisen
dc.subjectPVSen
dc.subjectResuscitationen
dc.subjectResuscitation Ordersen
dc.subjectSurgeryen
dc.subjectSurveyen
dc.subjectTube Feedingen
dc.titleClinical Characteristics of Patients in the Persistent Vegetative Stateen
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature at Georgetown University for the BIOETHICSLINE database, part of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics' Bioethics Information Retrieval Project funded by the United States National Library of Medicine.en
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