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July 20, 2005

Misdiagnosis of Persistent Vegetative State

Topics: The Truth About PVS

Since we're embarking on our "New Mission - New Direction," let's lay out a little background on the mis-label of a death sentence called PVS. This study in the found that 43% of those diagnosed as in a "persistent vegetative state" were actually not, including some who'd had that diagnosis for several years. Another study in found that 37% were misdiagnosed. (Discussion in the .)

Of course this is old news and we are looking at a fresh begining. But getting a little more background on the table makes for a better start. And the ways the articles describe people as not being in PVS (follow the links) sound like the sort of things Terri did that the "right to die" enthusists and the MSM called "reflexes."

Hat tip - Different River

Posted by richard at July 20, 2005 9:45 PM

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