Reference : Quelle vie apres le Locked-In syndrome?
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Anesthesia & intensive care
Human health sciences : Neurology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/67838
Quelle vie apres le Locked-In syndrome?
French
[en] Life with Locked-In syndrome
Bruno, Marie-Aurélie mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Centre de recherches du cyclotron >]
Pellas, F. [> > > >]
Bernheim, J. L. [> > > >]
Ledoux, Didier mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Soins intensifs >]
Goldman, S. [> > > >]
Demertzi, Athina [Université de Liège - ULg > > Centre de recherches du cyclotron >]
Majerus, Steve mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cognitives > Psychopathologie cognitive >]
Vanhaudenhuyse, Audrey mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Centre de recherches du cyclotron >]
Blandin, V. [> > > >]
Boly, Mélanie mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Neurologie >]
Boveroux, Pierre mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Anesthésie et réanimation >]
Moonen, Gustave mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Neurologie Sart Tilman >]
Laureys, Steven mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Neurologie Sart Tilman >]
Schnakers, Caroline mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Centre de recherches du cyclotron >]
2008
Revue Médicale de Liège
Hopital de Baviere
63
5-6
445-51
Yes (verified by ORBi)
National
0370-629X
Liège
Belgique
[en] Humans ; Prognosis ; Quadriplegia/diagnosis ; Quality of Life
[en] The Locked-In Syndrome (LIS) is classically caused by an anterior pontine vascular lesion and characterized by quadriplegia and anarthria with preserved consciousness and intellectual functioning. We here review the definition, etiologies, diagnosis and prognosis of LIS patients and briefly discuss the few studies on their quality of life and the challenging end-of-life decisions that can be encountered. Some clinicians may consider that LIS is worse than being in a vegetative or in a minimally conscious state. However, preliminary data from chronic LIS survivors show a surprisingly preserved self-scored quality of life and requests of treatment withdrawal or euthanasia, though not absent, are infrequent.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/67838

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