List of abbreviations:AAN (American Academy of Neurology), CI (confidence interval), DoC (disorders of consciousness), eMCS (emergence from minimally conscious state), LEP (laser-evoked potential), LR (likelihood ratio), MCS (minimally conscious state), MSTF (Multi-Society Task Force), OR (odds ratio), PVS (persistent vegetative state), UWS (unresponsive wakefulness syndrome), VS (vegetative state)
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Approved by the AAN Guideline Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Subcommittee on October 21,2017; by the AAN Practice Committee on April 9, 2018; by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Board of Governors on April 30, 2018; by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research Review Committee on April 5, 2018; and by the AAN Institute Board of Directors on May 2, 2018.
This practice guideline was endorsed by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on April 4 2018; by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma on July 3, 2018; and by the Child Neurology Society on April 17, 2018.
This guideline was developed by the AAN, ACRM, and NIDILRR and was published online in Neurology® and Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation® on August 8, 2018.
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