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Alexandra Markl, Tao Yu, Dominik Vogel, Friedemann Müller, Boris Kotchoubey and Simone Lang Brain processing of pain in patients with unresponsive wakefulness syndrome Brain and Behavior 3

Version of Record online: 28 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/brb3.110

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By definition, patients with unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (UWS) do not experience pain, but it remains unknown as how far their brain can process noxious stimuli. The data indicate that some patients completely fulfilling the clinical UWS criteria may be able to experience pain.

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