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  • dehydration
  • Standard care for dehydration and altered mental status is appropriate, including airway management, intravenous (IV) access, crystalloid administration, and any medications routinely given to coma patients. (medscape.com)
  • fluids
  • Often, these patients are unable to ingest or retain fluids because of restraints, sedation, coma, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, or they are unable to make their needs known or recognized (e.g., certain patients in nursing homes or hospitals). (aafp.org)
  • patients
  • however, the terminology was changed because coma is found in fewer than 20% of patients with HHS. (medscape.com)