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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN: 0972-5229
EISSN: 1998-359x
Vol. 15, No. 1, 2011, pp. 58-59
Bioline Code: cm11013
Full paper language: English
Document type: Letter to the Editor
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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2011, pp. 58-59

 en Revisiting the eye opening response of the Glasgow Coma Scale
Rabiu, Taopheeq Bamidele

Abstract

The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), introduced by Teasdale and Jenneth in 1974, has received tremendous acclaim from clinicians and has been extensively used in clinical practice for the evaluation of the level of consciousness. The author notes that some traumatic brain injury patients close eyes in response to painful stimuli as opposed to the eye opening response to pain of the GCS. A revision of the eye opening response subsection of the GCS is suggested.

Keywords
Eye closure response, eye opening response, Glasgow Coma Scale, traumatic brain injury

 
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