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A 59-Year-Old Woman Who Is Awake Yet Unresponsive and Stuporous After Liver TransplantationCatatonia After Liver Transplantation

Insung Chung, MD; Garret M. Weber, MD; Madison C. Cuffy, MD; Giridhar Vedula, MD; Benjamin Samstein, MD; Vivek K. Moitra, MD
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From the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care (Dr Chung) Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology (Drs Weber and Moitra), Critical Care Division, and Department of Surgery (Drs Cuffy, Vedula, and Samstein), Liver Transplantation Division, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Correspondence to: Insung Chung, MD, Department of Anesthesiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1010, New York, NY 10029; e-mail: insungchung@gmail.com


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Chest. 2013;143(4):1163-1165. doi:10.1378/chest.12-1498
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