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VOLUME 15 , ISSUE 1 ( January, 2011 ) > List of Articles

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Revisiting the eye opening response of the Glasgow Coma Scale

Taopheeq Bamidele Rabiu

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

Citation Information : Rabiu TB. Revisiting the eye opening response of the Glasgow Coma Scale. Indian J Crit Care Med 2011; 15 (1):58-59.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.78231

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-01-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


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.


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