Coma: A profound state of unconsciousness associated with depressed cerebral activity from which the individual cannot be aroused. Coma generally occurs when there is dysfunction or injury involving both cerebral hemispheres or the brain stem RETICULAR FORMATION.Glasgow Coma Scale: A scale that assesses the response to stimuli in patients with craniocerebral injuries. The parameters are eye opening, motor response, and verbal response.Diabetic Coma: A state of unconsciousness as a complication of diabetes mellitus. It occurs in cases of extreme HYPERGLYCEMIA or extreme HYPOGLYCEMIA as a complication of INSULIN therapy.Insulin Coma: Severe HYPOGLYCEMIA induced by a large dose of exogenous INSULIN resulting in a COMA or profound state of unconsciousness from which the individual cannot be aroused.Coma, Post-Head Injury: Prolonged unconsciousness from which the individual cannot be aroused, associated with traumatic injuries to the BRAIN. This may be defined as unconsciousness persisting for 6 hours or longer. Coma results from injury to both cerebral hemispheres or the RETICULAR FORMATION of the BRAIN STEM. Contributing mechanisms include DIFFUSE AXONAL INJURY and BRAIN EDEMA. (From J Neurotrauma 1997 Oct;14(10):699-713)Myxedema: A condition characterized by a dry, waxy type of swelling (EDEMA) with abnormal deposits of MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDES in the SKIN and other tissues. It is caused by a deficiency of THYROID HORMONES. The skin becomes puffy around the eyes and on the cheeks. The face is dull and expressionless with thickened nose and lips.Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Coma: A serious complication of TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS. It is characterized by extreme HYPERGLYCEMIA; DEHYDRATION; serum hyperosmolarity; and depressed consciousness leading to COMA in the absence of KETOSIS and ACIDOSIS.Brain Injuries: Acute and chronic (see also BRAIN INJURIES, CHRONIC) injuries to the brain, including the cerebral hemispheres, CEREBELLUM, and BRAIN STEM. Clinical manifestations depend on the nature of injury. Diffuse trauma to the brain is frequently associated with DIFFUSE AXONAL INJURY or COMA, POST-TRAUMATIC. Localized injuries may be associated with NEUROBEHAVIORAL MANIFESTATIONS; HEMIPARESIS, or other focal neurologic deficits.Craniocerebral Trauma: Traumatic injuries involving the cranium and intracranial structures (i.e., BRAIN; CRANIAL NERVES; MENINGES; and other structures). Injuries may be classified by whether or not the skull is penetrated (i.e., penetrating vs. nonpenetrating) or whether there is an associated hemorrhage.Hepatic Encephalopathy: A syndrome characterized by central nervous system dysfunction in association with LIVER FAILURE, including portal-systemic shunts. Clinical features include lethargy and CONFUSION (frequently progressing to COMA); ASTERIXIS; NYSTAGMUS, PATHOLOGIC; brisk oculovestibular reflexes; decorticate and decerebrate posturing; MUSCLE SPASTICITY; and bilateral extensor plantar reflexes (see REFLEX, BABINSKI). ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY may demonstrate triphasic waves. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1117-20; Plum & Posner, Diagnosis of Stupor and Coma, 3rd ed, p222-5)Malaria, Cerebral: A condition characterized by somnolence or coma in the presence of an acute infection with PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM (and rarely other Plasmodium species). Initial clinical manifestations include HEADACHES; SEIZURES; and alterations of mentation followed by a rapid progression to COMA. Pathologic features include cerebral capillaries filled with parasitized erythrocytes and multiple small foci of cortical and subcortical necrosis. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p136)Persistent Vegetative State: Vegetative state refers to the neurocognitive status of individuals with severe brain damage, in whom physiologic functions (sleep-wake cycles, autonomic control, and breathing) persist, but awareness (including all cognitive function and emotion) is abolished.Corneal Wavefront Aberration: Asymmetries in the topography and refractive index of the corneal surface that affect visual acuity.Aberrometry: The use of an aberrometer to measure eye tissue imperfections or abnormalities based on the way light passes through the eye which affects the ability of the eye to focus properly.Trauma Severity Indices: Systems for assessing, classifying, and coding injuries. These systems are used in medical records, surveillance systems, and state and national registries to aid in the collection and reporting of trauma.Glasgow Outcome Scale: A scale that assesses the outcome of serious craniocerebral injuries, based on the level of regained social functioning.Astigmatism: Unequal curvature of the refractive surfaces of the eye. Thus a point source of light cannot be brought to a point focus on the retina but is spread over a more or less diffuse area. This results from the radius of curvature in one plane being longer or shorter than the radius at right angles to it. (Dorland, 27th ed)Corneal Topography: The measurement of curvature and shape of the anterior surface of the cornea using techniques such as keratometry, keratoscopy, photokeratoscopy, profile photography, computer-assisted image processing and videokeratography. This measurement is often applied in the fitting of contact lenses and in diagnosing corneal diseases or corneal changes including keratoconus, which occur after keratotomy and keratoplasty.Telescopes: Instruments used to observe distant objects.Encyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Pupil: The aperture in the iris through which light passes.Optics and Photonics: A specialized field of physics and engineering involved in studying the behavior and properties of light and the technology of analyzing, generating, transmitting, and manipulating ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION in the visible, infrared, and ultraviolet range.Strikes, Employee: Work-related situations in which the employees as a group refuse to work until certain conditions of employment are granted by the employer.Animal Fins: Membranous appendage of fish and other aquatic organisms used for locomotion or balance.Cold-Shock Response: A constellation of responses that occur when an organism is exposed to excessive cold. In humans, a fall in skin temperature triggers gasping, hypertension, and hyperventilation.Law Enforcement: Organized efforts to insure obedience to the laws of a community.Foundations: Organizations established by endowments with provision for future maintenance.Liver Failure, Acute: A form of rapid-onset LIVER FAILURE, also known as fulminant hepatic failure, caused by severe liver injury or massive loss of HEPATOCYTES. It is characterized by sudden development of liver dysfunction and JAUNDICE. Acute liver failure may progress to exhibit cerebral dysfunction even HEPATIC COMA depending on the etiology that includes hepatic ISCHEMIA, drug toxicity, malignant infiltration, and viral hepatitis such as post-transfusion HEPATITIS B and HEPATITIS C.Liver Diseases: Pathological processes of the LIVER.Consultants: Individuals referred to for expert or professional advice or services.Liver: A large lobed glandular organ in the abdomen of vertebrates that is responsible for detoxification, metabolism, synthesis and storage of various substances.Liver Cirrhosis: Liver disease in which the normal microcirculation, the gross vascular anatomy, and the hepatic architecture have been variably destroyed and altered with fibrous septa surrounding regenerated or regenerating parenchymal nodules.Diabetic Ketoacidosis: A life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus, primarily of TYPE 1 DIABETES MELLITUS with severe INSULIN deficiency and extreme HYPERGLYCEMIA. It is characterized by KETOSIS; DEHYDRATION; and depressed consciousness leading to COMA.Hyperglycinemia, Nonketotic: An autosomal recessive metabolic disorder caused by deficiencies in the mitochondrial GLYCINE cleavage system.Putaminal Hemorrhage: Intracranial bleeding into the PUTAMEN, a BASAL GANGLIA nucleus. This is associated with HYPERTENSION and lipohyalinosis of small blood vessels in the putamen. Clinical manifestations vary with the size of hemorrhage, but include HEMIPARESIS; HEADACHE; and alterations of consciousness.Osmolar Concentration: The concentration of osmotically active particles in solution expressed in terms of osmoles of solute per liter of solution. Osmolality is expressed in terms of osmoles of solute per kilogram of solvent.Hypertonic Solutions: Solutions that have a greater osmotic pressure than a reference solution such as blood, plasma, or interstitial fluid.Heat Exhaustion: A clinical syndrome caused by heat stress, such as over-exertion in a hot environment or excessive exposure to sun. It is characterized by SWEATING, water (volume) depletion, salt depletion, cool clammy skin, NAUSEA, and HEADACHE.Heat Stroke: A condition caused by the failure of body to dissipate heat in an excessively hot environment or during PHYSICAL EXERTION in a hot environment. Contrast to HEAT EXHAUSTION, the body temperature in heat stroke patient is dangerously high with red, hot skin accompanied by DELUSIONS; CONVULSIONS; or COMA. It can be a life-threatening emergency and is most common in infants and the elderly.Bulimia: Eating an excess amount of food in a short period of time, as seen in the disorder of BULIMIA NERVOSA. It is caused by an abnormal craving for food, or insatiable hunger also known as "ox hunger".Los AngelesConsciousness: Sense of awareness of self and of the environment.Air Conditioning: The maintenance of certain aspects of the environment within a defined space to facilitate the function of that space; aspects controlled include air temperature and motion, radiant heat level, moisture, and concentration of pollutants such as dust, microorganisms, and gases. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Hepatitis, Infectious Canine: A contagious disease caused by canine adenovirus (ADENOVIRUSES, CANINE) infecting the LIVER, the EYE, the KIDNEY, and other organs in dogs, other canids, and bears. Symptoms include FEVER; EDEMA; VOMITING; and DIARRHEA.Dog Diseases: Diseases of the domestic dog (Canis familiaris). This term does not include diseases of wild dogs, WOLVES; FOXES; and other Canidae for which the heading CARNIVORA is used.Consciousness Disorders: Organic mental disorders in which there is impairment of the ability to maintain awareness of self and environment and to respond to environmental stimuli. Dysfunction of the cerebral hemispheres or brain stem RETICULAR FORMATION may result in this condition.Unconsciousness: Loss of the ability to maintain awareness of self and environment combined with markedly reduced responsiveness to environmental stimuli. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp344-5)New JerseyPolandLunch: The meal taken at midday.Newspapers: Publications printed and distributed daily, weekly, or at some other regular and usually short interval, containing news, articles of opinion (as editorials and letters), features, advertising, and announcements of current interest. (Webster's 3d ed)Medically Uninsured: Individuals or groups with no or inadequate health insurance coverage. Those falling into this category usually comprise three primary groups: the medically indigent (MEDICAL INDIGENCY); those whose clinical condition makes them medically uninsurable; and the working uninsured.Vesicular stomatitis New Jersey virus: A species of VESICULOVIRUS causing VESICULAR STOMATITIS primarily in cattle, horses, and pigs. It can be transmitted to humans where it causes influenza-like symptoms.

Surgical treatment of internal carotid artery anterior wall aneurysm with extravasation during angiography--case report. (1/558)

A 54-year-old female presented subarachnoid hemorrhage from an aneurysm arising from the anterior (dorsal) wall of the internal carotid artery (ICA). During four-vessel angiography, an extravasated saccular pooling of contrast medium emerged in the suprasellar area unrelated to any arterial branch. The saccular pooling was visualized in the arterial phase and cleared in the venophase during every contrast medium injection. We suspected that the extravasated pooling was surrounded by hard clot but communicated with the artery. Direct surgery was performed but major premature bleeding occurred during the microsurgical procedure. After temporary clipping, an opening of the anterior (dorsal) wall of the ICA was found without apparent aneurysm wall. The vessel wall was sutured with nylon thread. The total occlusion time of the ICA was about 50 minutes. Follow-up angiography demonstrated good patency of the ICA. About 2 years after the operation, the patient was able to walk with a stick and to communicate freely through speech, although left hemiparesis and left homonymous hemianopsia persisted. The outcome suggests our treatment strategy was not optimal, but suture of the ICA wall is one of the therapeutic choices when premature rupture occurs in the operation.  (+info)

Aphasic disorder in patients with closed head injury. (2/558)

Quantitative assessment of 50 patients with closed head injury disclosed that anomic errors and word finding difficulty were prominent sequelae as nearly half of the series had defective scores on tests of naming and/or word association. Aphasic disturbance was associated with severity of brain injury as reflected by prolonged coma and injury of the brain stem.  (+info)

Acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis in patients with acute myeloid leukemia in hematologic complete remission. (3/558)

The authors describe the cases of three patients affected by acute myeloid leukemia, in complete remission, who rapidly developed neurologic symptoms leading to death. Neither clinical characteristics, nor radiological or microbiological procedures, allowed an etiological diagnosis of the neurologic syndrome. Post-mortem examination of the brain showed both macroscopic and microscopic findings compatible with acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis. The difficulty in distinguishing this entity from other CNS disease-related complications (e.g. leukemia infiltration, drug toxicity, hemorrhages) should not lead to an underestimation of the true incidence of this complication. We believe that with more attention to the possibility of this complication there would probably be both a greater possibility of collecting clinical informations about the real impact of this dramatic disease and a stronger hope of finding the right treatment for it.  (+info)

Delayed ischemic hyperintensity on T1-weighted MRI in the caudoputamen and cerebral cortex of humans after spectacular shrinking deficit. (4/558)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Transient internal carotid artery (ICA)-middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion caused by cardiogenic embolus can lead to spectacular shrinking deficit (SSD): sudden hemispheric stroke syndrome followed by rapid improvement. The aim of this study was to investigate sequential neuroradiological changes in the brains of patients after SSD compared with those after brief cardiac arrest and hypoglycemia, which we previously studied with the same methods. METHODS: We serially studied CT scans and MR images obtained at 1.5 T in 4 patients with SSD. All 4 patients suffered from transient neurological deficits due to cardiogenic embolus in ICA-MCA. The symptoms began to disappear from 25 to 50 minutes after onset. RESULTS: Repeated CT scans demonstrated no abnormal findings in the affected cerebral hemisphere in 3 of the 4 patients and a small cortical infarct in the remaining 1. In each patient, repeated MRI between day 7 and month 23 after stroke showed basal ganglionic and cortical lesions. These lesions were hyperintense on T1-weighted and relatively hypointense on T2-weighted imaging. These ischemic lesions of hyperintensity on T1-weighted MRI subsided with time. CONCLUSIONS: Transient ICA-MCA occlusion leading to SSD produces a specific ischemic change with delayed onset in the basal ganglia and cerebral cortex in humans on MRI but not CT scans. We speculate that the lesions represent incomplete ischemic injury, including selective neuronal death, proliferation of glial cells, paramagnetic substance deposition, and/or lipid accumulation. Unlike brief cardiac arrest or hypoglycemia, the localized lesions on MRI of patients after SSD seem to be incomplete and to differ from infarction or hemorrhage.  (+info)

Application of a rheolytic thrombectomy device in the treatment of dural sinus thrombosis: a new technique. (5/558)

We present a novel application of a transvascular rheolytic thrombectomy system in the treatment of symptomatic dural sinus thrombosis in a 54-year-old woman with somnolence and left-sided weakness. The diagnosis of bilateral transverse and superior sagittal sinus thrombosis was made and the patient was treated with anticoagulant therapy. After an initial period of improvement, she became comatose and hemiplegic 8 days after presentation. After excluding intracerebral hemorrhage by MR imaging, we performed angiography and transfemoral venous thrombolysis with a hydrodynamic thrombectomy catheter, followed by intrasinus urokinase thrombolytic therapy over the course of 2 days. This technique resulted in dramatic sinus thrombolysis and near total neurologic recovery. Six months after treatment, the patient showed mild cognitive impairment and no focal neurologic deficit. Our preliminary experience suggests that this technique may play a significant role in the endovascular treatment of this potentially devastating disease.  (+info)

Cerebral malaria versus bacterial meningitis in children with impaired consciousness. (6/558)

Cerebral malaria (CM) and acute bacterial meningitis (ABM) are the two common causes of impaired consciousness in children presenting to hospital in sub-Sahara Africa. Since the clinical features of the two diseases may be very similar, treatment is often guided by the initial laboratory findings. However, no detailed studies have examined the extent to which the laboratory findings in these two diseases may overlap. We reviewed data from 555 children with impaired consciousness admitted to Kilifi District Hospital, Kenya. Strictly defined groups were established based on the malaria slide, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leucocyte count and the results of blood and CSF culture and CSF bacterial antigen testing. Our data suggests significant overlap in the initial CSF findings between CM and ABM. The absolute minimum proportions of children with impaired consciousness and malaria parasitaemia who also had definite bacterial meningitis were 4% of all children and 14% of children under 1 year of age. The estimated maximum proportion of all children with impaired consciousness and malaria parasitaemia in whom the diagnosis was dual or unclear was at least 13%. The finding of malaria parasites in the blood of an unconscious child in sub-Saharan Africa is not sufficient to establish a diagnosis of cerebral malaria, and acute bacterial meningitis must be actively excluded in all cases.  (+info)

Brain O2 consumption and glutamate release during hypoglycemic coma in piglets are temperature sensitive. (7/558)

Hypoglycemic injury in the mature brain is mediated by excitotoxicity, which is worsened by disordered cellular energy metabolism. The role of excitotoxicity in relation to brain energy metabolism during hypoglycemia has not been studied in the immature brain. Brain oxygen consumption (CMRO2) increases during hypoglycemia in piglets, whereas CMRO2 decreases in adult pig models. We tested the hypothesis that increased CMRO2 during hypoglycemic coma is temperature dependent and coincides with increased excitatory amino acids (EAA). We measured cerebral blood flow (CBF), CMRO2, and cortical microdiaysate EAA in pentobarbital-anesthetized piglets during hypoglycemic coma and during 2 h of recovery and in normoglycemic controls. In warmed animals brain temperature was kept normothermic (38.5 degrees C). In unwarmed animals brain temperature was allowed to fall (37.6 degrees C). During hypoglycemia CBF increased similarly in warmed animals and unwarmed animals; CMRO2 increased in warmed animals but not unwarmed animals. Glutamate increased during coma and increased more in warmed animals than unwarmed animals but normalized quickly during recovery. EEG recovered earlier in unwarmed animals. We conclude that during a hypoglycemic coma in the immature brain, CMRO2 and glutamate are increased in a temperature-dependent manner.  (+info)

Prevention of cerebral malaria in children in Papua New Guinea by southeast Asian ovalocytosis band 3. (8/558)

Southeast Asian ovalocytosis (SAO) occurs at high frequency in malarious regions of the western Pacific and may afford a survival advantage against malaria. It is caused by a deletion of the erythrocyte membrane band 3 gene and the band 3 protein mediates the cytoadherence of parasitized erythrocytes in vitro. The SAO band 3 variant may prevent cerebral malaria but it exacerbates malaria anemia and may also increase acidosis, a major determinant of mortality in malaria. We undertook a case-control study of children admitted to hospital in a malarious region of Papua New Guinea. The SAO band 3, detected by the polymerase chain reaction, was present in 0 of 68 children with cerebral malaria compared with six (8.8%) of 68 matched community controls (odds ratio = 0, 95% confidence interval = 0-0.85). Median hemoglobin levels were 1.2 g/dl lower in malaria cases with SAO than in controls (P = 0.035) but acidosis was not affected. The remarkable protection that SAO band 3 affords against cerebral malaria may offer a valuable approach to a better understanding of the mechanisms of adherence of parasitized erythrocytes to vascular endothelium, and thus of the pathogenesis of cerebral malaria.  (+info)

We carried out a prospective study with continuous EEG in 82 children with acute non-traumatic coma. Initial medium amplitude was associated with better outcome. We detected seizures in 34% of the children during monitoring and 20% had electrographic seizures only. Clinical observations alone did not detect 66% of the seizures apparent on EEG.. Previous studies have documented electrographic seizures in 7-65% of comatose children.18,-,22 Most of these studies have included children of different age groups, varied aetiology including epilepsy, and conditions that are not primarily neurological. Further, in developed countries where most of these studies have been performed, children are often paralysed and ventilated, thus suppressing clinical manifestations of seizures. In one study of non-ventilated Kenyan children with CM, EEG monitoring, albeit with intermittent (6 h) recordings, revealed clinically subtle and electrographic seizures in 23% of the patients.23 This is similar to the findings ...
EARLY intervention can help comatose patients recover through neurological rehabilitation. While studies have confirmed this, there is only one centre undertaking this in Bangalore for the entire State. Compare this with the United States, where all coma patients undergo a Coma Stimulation Programme (CSP) or sensory stimulation programme. This lacuna appears particularly stark in the…
Recently, the psychiatry and biobehavioral department at University of California - Los Angeles made a break through discovery in a new, novel method in jump starting the brain. In all cases of patients in a coma, there is a diminishing of brain wave function to the thalamus. The thalamus is important for many reasons, mainly as the relay station for sensation, which picks up sensations from different parts of the body and sends those impulses to the cerebral cortex. Without this function, people would not be able to feel any senses, or be able to react, which affects coma patients. The method, which was tested on one man who was in a coma, was an application of ultrasound waves applied directly to the head in order to spark the neurons to react. The use of ultrasound therapy has been accepted as an efficient tool in many types of injuries, including breaking kidney stones, bone fracture healing, cataract removal and much more. This is the first time though that the therapy has ever been ...
Richard Nixons condition worsened dramatically Thursday and the 81-year-old former President fell into a deep coma, his physicians said.
Outcomes range from recovery to death. Comas generally last a few days to a few weeks, rarely more than 2 to 5 weeks. After this time, some patients gradually come out of the coma, some progress to a vegetative state, and others die. Many patients who have entered a vegetative state go on to regain a degree of awareness. Others remain in a vegetative state for years or even decades.. The outcome for coma and vegetative state depends on the cause, location, severity and extent of neurological damage. A deeper coma alone does not necessarily mean a slimmer chance of recovery, because some people in deep coma recover well while others in a so-called milder coma sometimes fail to improve.. People may emerge from a coma with a combination of physical, intellectual and psychological difficulties that need special attention. Recovery usually occurs gradually - patients acquire more and more ability to respond. Some patients never progress beyond very basic responses, but many recover full awareness. ...
OBJECTIVES: To review and update the evidence on predictors of poor outcome (death, persistent vegetative state or severe neurological disability) in adult comatose survivors of cardiac arrest, either treated or not treated with controlled temperature, to identify knowledge gaps and to suggest a reliable prognostication strategy. METHODS: GRADE-based systematic review followed by expert consensus achieved using Web-based Delphi methodology, conference calls and face-to-face meetings. Predictors based on clinical examination, electrophysiology, biomarkers and imaging were included. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Evidence from a total of 73 studies was reviewed. The quality of evidence was low or very low for almost all studies. In patients who are comatose with absent or extensor motor response at ,/=72 h from arrest, either treated or not treated with controlled temperature, bilateral absence of either pupillary and corneal reflexes or N20 wave of short-latency somatosensory evoked potentials were ...
Prevention of secondary cerebral ischemia is a main objective in the treatment of comatose patients. In spite of considerable progress made by monitoring of intracranial pressure (ICP), arterial...
Jeff Conaways manager says the former star of Taxi and Grease is in a coma following a drug overdose, possibly from pain pills.
Making accurate prognoses for patients in coma is notoriously difficult, and we need your help! By signing up for this study you allow us to learn from your story and provide us with data that can help improve the way coma patients are cared for and how doctors determine their prognosis. Enrollment is simple and straightforward and you can withdraw from the study at any time and for any reason.. Take a moment to look through the consent form, available here. In order to understand each case of coma, we need access to the protected medical records from the hospitalization in question. For that we need your signed permission. We also need your consent to participate in a research study, in which the information we learn can be analyzed and used to draw conclusions about how to make prognostication in coma better and more accurate. Feel free to contact us with any questions about the consent form or the study itself before you sign.. You can email the form as an attachment to: [email protected] ...
While the number of individuals suffering from long-term unconscious events (comas and coma similar states) is proportionally small relative to the population, the family members and friends of those in comas frequently suffer from significantly negative financial and psychological effects. One of the more prevalent negative effects is the uncertainty associated with comas. Patients and their loved ones can deal with most diseases and similar conditions because they know the cause, the available treatment options and how long to expect before recovery, if recovery is possible; unfortunately these elements are lacking for those in a coma. In addition most people tend to be optimistic and the idea that a person they care about will never regain consciousness is a significant psychological burden as well as a financial one due to resources required for care. Developing a treatment to increase the probability that one recovers from a coma will not produce the overall medical benefits of a cancer or ...
Little is known about whether residual cognitive function occurs in the earliest stages of brain injury. The overarching goal of the work presented in this dissertation was to elucidate the role of functional neuroimaging in assessing brain activity in critically ill patients. The overall objective was addressed in the following four empirical chapters: In Chapter 2, three versions of a hierarchically-designed auditory task were developed and their ability to detect various levels of auditory language processing was assessed in individual healthy participants. The same procedure was then applied in two acutely comatose patients. In Chapter 3, a hierarchical auditory task was employed in a heterogeneous cohort of acutely comatose patients. The results revealed that the level of auditory processing in coma may be predictive of subsequent functional recovery. In Chapter 4, two mental imagery paradigms were utilized to assess covert command-following in coma. The findings demonstrate, for the first time,
Learn about coma caused by trauma, hypoglycemia, brain bleed, edema, or poisoning, including alcohol poisoning. Depth of coma is measured by the Glasgow Coma Scale.
In optics (especially telescopes), the coma, or comatic aberration, in an optical system refers to aberration inherent to certain optical designs or due to imperfection in the lens or other components that results in off-axis point sources such as stars appearing distorted, appearing to have a tail (coma) like a comet. Specifically, coma is defined as a variation in magnification over the entrance pupil. In refractive or diffractive optical systems, especially those imaging a wide spectral range, coma can be a function of wavelength, in which case it is a form of chromatic aberration.. Coma is an inherent property of telescopes using parabolic mirrors. Unlike a spherical mirror, a bundle of parallel rays parallel to the optical axis will be perfectly focused to a point (the mirror is free of spherical aberration), no matter where they strike the mirror. However, this is only true if the rays are parallel to the axis of the parabola. When the incoming rays strike the mirror at an angle, ...
Proponents of organ donations have played fast and loose with the defintion of death in order to advance their goals. Obamacare may have irrevocably changed the physician/patient relationship, thus encouraging euthanasia.
The term coma cocktail refers to a combination of substances administered in an emergency to comatose individuals, at a time when the cause of the coma in the individual was not yet known. A standard combination included dextrose (1 Amp D50W IV), flumazenil (0.2 mg IV), naloxone (2 mg IV), and thiamine (100 mg IV). It has been suggested that the use of naloxone and flumazenil be administered more selectively than glucose and thiamine. Some have proposed that the concept be abandoned completely because modern EMS providers should be able to determine the likely etiology of the change in mental status. At a minimum, the clinical presentation of the patient should rule in or out some portions of the coma cocktail. For example, with the advent and widespread implementation of glucometers, the indications for administering glucose can be more narrowly defined and its use more regimented. The coma cocktail is thought to have been created in United States as a first line treatment for an unconscious ...
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Robert Anglen, a reporter with The Arizona Republic, documented the first 167 Taser-related deaths. Mr. Anglen launched a journalistic investigation of Taser International, linking the Taser to multiple deaths, among other eye-openers. At the 2005 Arizona Press Club Awards, Mr. Anglen won first place in the Investigative reporting category. He was the recipient of the Don Bolles Award for his report entitled "Taser tied to independent study that backs stun gun. "As part of an extraordinarily thorough investigation of Taser International, Anglen uncovered smoking gun documents that showed the manufacturer was heavily involved in the key study that purported the devices are safe. Anglen also uncovered conflicts of interest and documented wide-spread problems with Taser safety - a matter of national and international public interest.". In 2006, Mr. Anglen was a runner up for the Arizona Press Clubs Virg Hill Journalist of the Year award. Peter Bhatia of The Oregonian wrote "Robert Anglen is ...
A mother in Hawaii is in a coma following an appointment to have her wisdom teeth taken out.. The New York Daily News reports that Kristen Tavares, 23, of Hilo, Hawaii, went into cardiac arrest during surgery by Dr. John Stover, her dentist. They also report that Dr. Stover has had 4 complaints filed against him since 2010 for other dental and medical violations.. According to Tavares boyfriend, Chauncey Prudencio, she was in the middle of the procedure to have her wisdom teeth removed when she went into cardiac arrest. The team on site used a defibrillator to restart her heart, and she was flown to a hospital. She is still in a coma and on a breathing machine. Her brain is swollen and her heart is too weak for any other medical procedures.. Tavares and Prudencio have two children together, the youngest of which is only 3 months old.. Two of the complaints that had been filed against Dr. Stover in the past have ended up being dismissed for lack of evidence. The other two are recent enough to ...
Person coma hear - Can a person in a coma hear you? Likely yes! I can answer this from personal experience. I spent months in an ICU on a ventilator and I was in a coma for part of that time. I heard a lot more than anyone imagined! Believe me, I could write a soap opera. Always assume that someone in a coma can hear you. Talk to the person as if they can, and put your mouth close to their ear. Dont let anyone make you feel silly for doing so!
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DUGi: Viewing Item from repository DUGiDocs: Improve the prediction of the vital and functional prognosis of comatose patients suffering from anoxic-ischemic encephalopathy after successful resuscitation from a cardiac arrest, addmitted to the Intensive Care and Coronary Units of the Dr. Josep Trueta Hospital, based on clinical, neurophysiological and biochemical results. The results of these different tests, revised and combined all together, will improve the prediction of the patients prognosis, leading to an accurate vital and functional outcome, as they only have been studied separately so far. Anoxia is the third most frequent cause of coma, and the most common cause of post-anoxic coma in adults is the cardiac arrest. The incidence of hypoxic-ischemic brain injury is not well known, but it is certain that cardiac arrest, the most common cause of post-anoxic coma, affects approximately 24000 to 50000 Spanish people every year, most of them occuring out of the hospital. A cardiac arrest is the
A coma is a medical emergency, and attention first is given to maintaining respiration and circulation. Assistance with breathing, administration of fluids and blood, and other supportive care may be necessary.. Emergency personnel may administer glucose or antibiotics intravenously, even before blood test results return, on the chance that the person is in diabetic shock or has an infection affecting the brain.. Treatment varies, depending on whats causing the coma. Sometimes surgery is needed to relieve the pressure due to brain swelling. Other treatments may focus on addressing an underlying disease, such as diabetes, kidney failure or liver disease.. Sometimes the cause of a coma can be completely reversed, and the person will regain normal function. But if the brain damage is severe, the person may sustain permanent disabilities or may never regain consciousness.. ...
Former F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher is in a critical condition and has been placed in a coma following a skiing accident on Sunday morning.
List of causes of A persistent coma and Endocrine causes of coma, alternative diagnoses, rare causes, misdiagnoses, patient stories, and much more.
Coma Stimulation Program - NRIO offers a comprehensive Coma Stimulation program within community hospitals for individuals with a severe brain injury who need
Good but hard day today. I talked with the neurologist this morning. I found out today that all the moving hes doing with his arms and legs, which they call "restlessness" is usually seen in Rancho level 4. She explained to me that the Rancho scale is cognitive, so 1 is deep coma like right after the accident. Cale is at the baseline of 3 right now. The more severe the brain injury, the sooner they see this. Cale was showing it in level 2. I already knew that his brain injury was severe and that he was in bad shape, but since I was seeing movement so soon, I was thinking that he was making such quick progress. I felt like he was getting better so quick and that in the back of my head the long road was going to be a lot shorter for us. Also, at the end of the conversation I asked how well she thought Cale was doing and she said that over the last 6 weeks his progress has been very slow and thats about how things are going to go. She said with how bad the injury was its going to take a lot off ...
Pakistani prisoner Sanaullahs metabolic parameters are settling down, while he continues to remain critically sick and in a deep coma, Dr S N Mathuriya, head of the department of neurosurgery at the PGI Hospital here, said on Saturday.
The recent Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) guideline on decreased conscious level in children1 overlooks a treatable cause of coma. Opiates or benzodiazepines can cause coma following deliberate or accidental ingestion. The guideline advises considering drug ingestion and urine toxicology but fails to explicitly recommend naloxone or flumazenil as immediate therapy. These are harmless drugs and response is dramatic if intoxication … ...
Coma is an alteration of consciousness in which a person appears to be asleep, cannot be aroused, and shows no awareness of the environment. Coma is therefore the most profound degree to which the two components of consciousness, arousal and awarenes
Coma critical condition - What can I do for a friend in a coma and in critical condition? Support. I am guessing the friend is already in the icu. While most of the time in the ICU is not remembered, some is. Patients may still respond and communicate even if sedated since goal is comfort, not amnesia. Give them support, as well as their family and friends. Critical illness is stressful for more than just the patient and good social support and communication helps the people caring for them.
What is hyperglycemic coma, why does it develop. Varieties of coma in children and adults. Symptoms, diagnostic methods, complications. Principles of treatment and emergency care.
A TEEN cancer victim woke from his coma on Christmas Day to tell his family he loved them - the last thing he said to them before dying weeks later. Jay Oxley woke from an induced coma to tell his mum and dad: "Merry Christmas, I love you all so much.
The EEG is used to evaluate several types of brain disorders. When epilepsy is present, seizure activity will appear as rapid spiking waves on the EEG.. Patients with lesions of the brain, which can result from tumors or stroke, may have unusually slow EEG waves, depending on the size and the location of the lesion.. The test can also be used to diagnose other disorders that influence brain activity, such as Alzheimers disease, certain psychoses, and a sleep disorder called narcolepsy.. The EEG may also be used to determine the overall electrical activity of the brain (for example, to evaluate trauma, drug intoxication, or extent of brain damage in comatose patients). The EEG may also be used to monitor blood flow in the brain during surgical procedures.. There may be other reasons for your doctor to recommend an EEG.. ...
The EEG is used to evaluate several types of brain disorders. When epilepsy is present, seizure activity will appear as rapid spiking waves on the EEG.. Patients with lesions of the brain, which can result from tumors or stroke, may have unusually slow EEG waves, depending on the size and the location of the lesion.. The test can also be used to diagnose other disorders that influence brain activity, such as Alzheimers disease, certain psychoses, and a sleep disorder called narcolepsy.. The EEG may also be used to determine the overall electrical activity of the brain (for example, to evaluate trauma, drug intoxication, or extent of brain damage in comatose patients). The EEG may also be used to monitor blood flow in the brain during surgical procedures.. There may be other reasons for your doctor to recommend an EEG.. ...
A new tool may help neurologists predict which coma patients may be candidates for organ donation, according to a study published in the April 27, 2010, print issue
Today, Thursday November 16, 2017, marks the ninth anniversary of my return to the world after a seven-day coma due to bacterial meningitis - an illness that my doctors agreed most likely should have killed me. Their evidence that the human part of my brain, the neocortex, was too badly incapacitated for anything but the most primitive conscious awareness proved to be incompatible with the extraordinary experience I witnessed deep in coma, with features consistent with similar human experiences reported over millennia.. Of course, I have come to see my miraculous recovery and the extraordinary experience I witnessed deep in coma as a beautiful gift to be shared with the world. As my medical colleagues agreed, such a journey could not be simply dismissed as a hallucination, drug effect or dream because of the documented damage to my neocortex. My first book, Proof of Heaven (Simon & Schuster, 2012), marked the initial step in that reporting, but it represents a question mark in my journey, more ...
Purpose of review The goal of this review is to highlight the influence of therapeutic maneuvers on neuro-prognostication measures administered to comatose survivors of cardiac arrest. We focus on the...
Get this from a library! Coma and impaired consciousness : a clinical perspective. [G Bryan Young; Allan H Ropper; Charles Francis Bolton;]
Consolidates the most recent developments in a challenging but very interesting area Highlights the ground-breaking clinical work of the Coma Science
A diabetic man was in a coma at a Compton medical center two days after he was found unconscious and suffering from hypothermia inside an air-conditioned van. The 42-year-old man, whose name was not
A team of neuroscientists and physicists joined forces to jump-start a patients brain out of a medically induced coma with ultrasound waves-and it worked, STAT reports. The scientists bombarded the thalamus, a region of the brain thats been shown to affect consciousness, with the waves using an experimental device about the size of a teacup saucer. After waking, the patient recovered faster than anyone predicted-in 4 months instead of 6-and gave his doctors a fist bump on the way out. The scientists, who wrote a case study in the journal ...
The state-of-the-art brain scans that allowed doctors to look inside the head of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon show how advances in neuroscience are forcing a rethink of what it means to be in a long-term coma.
Evaluating ED Patients Who Present with AMS & Coma: A Systematic Approach. FERNE Brain Illness and Injury Course. 4 th Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress Sorrento, Italy September 17, 2007. Slideshow 172614 by Olivia
DJs mother, his caregiver, during the entire 16 days while he was in a coma. DJ states wanting to see his mom once regaining conscientiousness.
Keith "Guru" Elam, a former member of the rap duo Gang Starr, is in a coma at a New York-area hospital after suffering cardiac arrest on Sunday. He is scheduled to undergo surgery on Monday. Much is uncertain, but HipHopDX reports that his condition is critical.. DJ Premier, the rappers former partner in Gang Starr, made a call to satellite radio show Hip How Nation to confirm the news, originally broken by Gurus sister, Tricia. Guru is considered one of the preeminent MCs of his era. He released six albums with Premier as Gang Starr, as well as seven as a solo artist, including the Jazzmatazz series. His songs served as a foundation for the jazz-rap subgenre.. Nah Right has compiled a list of Twitter reactions from the likes of Jean Grae, Big Pooh and ?uestlove.. Our hearts go out to him and his family.. [via Hip-Hop Wired, HipHopDX]. ...
Duane Dog the Bounty Hunter Chapman took to Twitter on Monday, June 24, to share a photo of his wife, Beth Chapman, as she remains in a medically induced coma - pic
Former Swansea City midfielder Ferrie Bodde talks about his 2014 health scare that saw him put in an induced coma to combat pneumonia.
Karin McHugh was pregnant when she contracted swine flu and almost died. After her son, Liam, was delivered by emergency C-section, McHugh was placed in a medically induced coma for two months.
Jaron Skipper faces up to 55 years in prison when hes sentenced Feb. 8 after a jury convicted him of DUI involving serious injury for a January 2017 collision that has left his 5-year-old son in a coma.
Italy looks set to frame new right-to-die legislation after Eluana Englaro died following 17 years in a coma. Doctors stopped feeding the
One Chinese official is dead and another in a coma in a pair of cases highlighting the risks of Chinas culture of drinking heavily to seal political or business deals, state media said yesterday.
Unfortunately, this should not be a surprise to people: A girl who came out of a coma in California has had to relearn basics and seems to have a a differe
Coma et Traumatisme Crânien Dr. J. Warman Chardon, FRCPC (Neurologie) Fellow, Neurogénétique/Neuromusculaire Université dOttawa, McGill University 14 Fevrier 2014
A year after awakening from a lengthy coma, Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye has been cleared for contact drills. Find out more about the rare disease that left Okoye with a 145-day memory gap.
Hi, my name is Amy and Im new to the group. I am looking for people to talk to that have gone through what I have been through--medically induced coma. I was...
Ten years after Alzheimers disease began stealing Ferne Burnes mind, she is finally dying.Burnes, the Santa Paula nursing home resident featured in Sundays Times, has slipped into a coma after 88
Beth Chapman, the bail bondswoman who starred on the reality show Dog the Bounty Hunter, is in a medically induced coma, her husband Duane Dog Chapman has confirmed on Facebook.
Como era previsible, todas las declaraciones sobre el excelente estado de salud de Arafat s lo pretend an ocultar su agravamiento. Varios medios de comunicaciones franceses informan hoy que el presidente palestino se encuentra en estado de coma. Ya hay un desmentido, dicen que s lo ha estado inconsciente, pero no parece muy cre ble. Los que saben lo que se juegan en esta situaci n no corren riesgos. Los dirigentes palestinos que estaban fuera de Cisjordania est n regresando con rapidez para celebrar una reuni n extraordinaria del Comit Ejecutivo de la OLP. Para los interesados en datos concretos, fechas y acontecimientos, aqu va una breve cronolog a de la vida de Arafat, recopilada por la agencia Reuters: 1929 - Mohammed Abdel-Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini ...
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A 29-year-old man is brought to the emergency department in a comatose state a few hours after complaining of sudden onset of excruciating headache. Neurologic examination reveals dilated pupils poorly responsive to light. A CT scan of the head without contrast demonstrates hyperdensity within the suprasellar cistern, while MRI is unremarkable. Lumbar puncture shows hemorrhagic [...]. ...
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If you have adrenal fatigue like me, or know someone who does, getting up before 9 a.m. can often be painful. As far back as high school I joked about not being "a morning person". Staying up late at night was easy for me, but mornings were so bad that in college I scheduled all classes after 2 p.m. Seriously, I did. I would be a zombie until around noon. People thought I was lazy, I thought I was lazy. But my brain just didnt function in the morning, so I did what my body was telling. And you know, my body was pretty darn smart, thank you.. Even as a adult it was painful to wake up before 9 AM. I admired early-risers and longed to be one, having a strange idea that morning people are good people. Only the lure of coffee would pull me from the comatose state of sleep. The idea of waking up at 6 a.m. actually made me panic. If I woke up before 9 a.m., I could easily drink two cups of coffee and go right back to sleep for hours. Curiously though, if I slept until about 9 a.m. I could pop right ...
If you have adrenal fatigue like me, or know someone who does, getting up before 9 a.m. can often be painful. As far back as high school I joked about not being "a morning person". Staying up late at night was easy for me, but mornings were so bad that in college I scheduled all classes after 2 p.m. Seriously, I did. I would be a zombie until around noon. People thought I was lazy, I thought I was lazy. But my brain just didnt function in the morning, so I did what my body was telling. And you know, my body was pretty darn smart, thank you.. Even as a adult it was painful to wake up before 9 AM. I admired early-risers and longed to be one, having a strange idea that morning people are good people. Only the lure of coffee would pull me from the comatose state of sleep. The idea of waking up at 6 a.m. actually made me panic. If I woke up before 9 a.m., I could easily drink two cups of coffee and go right back to sleep for hours. Curiously though, if I slept until about 9 a.m. I could pop right ...
Thirdly, for office workers, being sedentary is inevitable, but sitting in front of the computer is easy to make the bodys circulatory disorder, decreases metabolism, and even all day brain is in a comatose state. They can take some time off to ride Airwheel in the office. Because of the mini size, Airwheel can come and go easily in any narrow space, and the magnetic levitation motor causes no noise so that it will not affect the work of other colleagues. After work, they can ride Airwheel intelligent electric hoverboard home. Such micro motion is most effective to enhance the physical health status, and is the easiest to stick to for a long time.. ...
After a period of time once again ranging wildly from hours to days, the Lobos gland abruptly shuts off. Shortly after, the subject enters a comatose state lasting- on our data- anywhere from an hour to a week. During this time, the original cell nuclei regain control of the aminopeptide proteins, and a second skeletal and tissue breakdown fueled by the energy burned from the excess body mass returns the subject to a semblance of human form. Once again, theories that some victims can control this reversion have not been validated ...
Man o man!You havent lived until youve come close to death. About two hours ago I came near to a comatose state here at home. I can hear the bells, uh, uh...
Three weeks ago I almost died. My boyfriend found me in a comatose state when he got homr from work. I just dont know who to talk to about this. Everyone I know...
Ever felt your brain a little sluggish a little while after eating sugar or a giant meal? You are probably feeling the effects of a sugar crash, which, new research shows, really can slow down your cognitive function.
Anoxia: …contrast, lack of oxygen (anoxia) may result in a coma that lasts for several weeks and is often fatal. Stroke, a rupture or blockage of vessels supplying blood to the brain, can cause sudden loss of consciousness in some patients, while comas caused by metabolic abnormalities or cerebral tumours…
Hello all, Ive been reading everyone elses stories and trying to make sense of my own. Ill try and explain it as short as poss. My partner was attacked by an axe weilding man on Monday 5th around...
THE daughter of a woman who died more than a year after being given a morphine overdose by Harold Shipman is to give evidence to the inquiry probing the killer GPs crimes.
The entire rehab experience, seeing the patients, watching them shuffle through the lobby brings me back to the days after the coma. I hated those days, now more so than ever. Only now do I understand how injured I really was. I see that I had no idea what had happened nor what was happening. At the time, I thought I knew more than the doctors that I had seen the worst of the injury. The new rehab patients act the same as I had acted in the days following the coma. Nothing has been processed. Nothing has been accepted. I want to tell them that they need to prepare themselves. I want to let them know the worst is yet to come. I want them to know that the brain heals in a different way but I dont say a word. Its no use. Their minds arent ready. They will find out on their own. Theres no other way. It weighs heavy on me and its sad watching people embark on a solo journey back whose only real goal is a return to normalcy, to the status quo. Its a journey that nobody can ever truly understand, ...
My grandmother fell and broke her hip Saturday morning. It was a pretty bad break, so she had to have surgery. Given that shell be 100 in January, any kind of surgery is pretty risky, so I called out of work Monday and yesterday so I could be there when she went into surgery Monday afternoon. Originally she was going to have a hip replacement which would need full anesthesia, but after examining her and the xrays themselves, the orthopedic surgeon and anesthesiologist decided that they could fix it with just a rod and some pins which wouldnt need full anesthesia. They ended up numbing up her lower body and gave her just enough anesthesia to put her to sleep but not put her in a full medical coma. Obviously, that was a HUGE load off our shoulders since thats so much less intensive on her heart and respiration and doesnt require being brought out of a coma ...
I have probably mentioned my friend Hilary who died of stomach cancer 8 years ago (liver secondaries). I went to support her with her first dose of palliative chemo, and stayed with her to support her and was reading a Sherlock Holmes story to her when she died three months later. I couldnt comprehend how some friends could treat her as dead before she died. I made sure that in the hospice, even when she was in a coma, that she had her favourite music playing, I talked to her, and read to her. I told her, not long before she stopped breathing, and while she was in a coma that she had succeeded in everything that really mattered in life and that we loved her, but when she was ready she should slip away...I would be there. Yet she had a friend who phoned to ask after her and wondered what she could do for her. I said to send her a card or letter as she was off to London for the weekend, and that she tell her the latest, and about the trip. Oh I cant do that, Ive already sent her a card was ...
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After being in a coma since November, 2008, Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is showing signs of improvement, according to his band mates.
This morning my dad told me that my grandma was in a coma in the hospital and wondered whether she had the stroke. I was so worried after hearing it. After an...
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I was rushed to the ICCU where i spent 5 days, on day 3 I was brought out of my coma but was still in and out of it the next couple of days. My son weighed in
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Administration of topical antibiotics led to resolution of the lesions within 3 weeks, and there were no signs of scarring or recurrence.. The clinical presentation and histopathologic findings were consistent with a diagnosis of coma blisters.. Clinically, coma blisters are characterized by tense clear or hemorrhagic blisters that develop on erythematous-violaceous macules or plaques of varying size. The lesions typically appear within 24hours of the intake of drugs and within 48 to 72hours of the loss of consciousness. They primarily develop on pressure points, such as fingers and toes, elbows, knees, ankles, and heels. They are self-limiting and heal within days or weeks, without causing scarring or atrophy. The only treatment indicated thus is topical treatment to prevent secondary infections.2,8. Multiple factors have been implicated in the etiology and pathogenesis of coma blisters, including local pressure or friction, generalized hypoxia and tissue ischemia, direct toxicity due to drugs ...
This article will review the symptoms, causes, and management of myxedema coma. Myxedema coma is a rare complication of severe hypothyroidism and a life-threatening medical emergency.
Myxedema coma is a life threatening condition that arises when the body has too little thyroid hormone and results in coma or a near coma state.
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Another name for Myxedema Coma is Hypothyroidism. Home care for hypothyroidism includes: * Avoid alcohol. * Drink plenty of fluids. * Follow a diet plan ...
In a rare but potentially fatal condition, the thyroid gland can be underactive and cause myxedema coma. Learn about the symptoms and treatment of this serious condition.
Vegetative state refers to the neurocognitive status of individuals with severe brain damage, in whom physiologic functions (sleep-wake cycles, autonomic control, and breathing) persist, but awareness (including all cognitive function and emotion) is abolished.
Scientific conservatives argue that the entire brain must die for a person to be dead, and this whole-brain concept was enacted into law. But this definition allows babies like Theresa and patients in deep, irreversible comas with just a scrap of brain function to be counted as alive. To some people this makes no sense. Anencephalics and patients in a so-called persistent vegetative state have only a brain stem, a stalk of brain that allows their bodies to perform basic, reflexive functions like breathing. But they will never be conscious, never see, feel, or think in even the most rudimentary fashion. Such functions are controlled by the cortex, the furrowed outer layer of the higher brain. Consequently some doctors argue that the death of the cortex reduces a being to a state thats less than human--a state of death. Therefore people in persistent vegetative states and anencephalic infants should be counted as dead and their organs released for donation ...
By Rowena Kong. Many unfortunate and unresponsive patients might never be able to show a hint of perception of their loved-ones faithful support by the bedside or the sight of their tears behind hopeful smiles. As such, the very existence of these patients level of consciousness and the accuracy of their clinical behavioural assessments have been debatable. Medical authorities and experts have come up with the category of disorders of consciousness to include conditions that impair ones state of awareness. "Minimally conscious state" and "persistent vegetative state" are two categorizations that have attracted particular interest due to the difficulty inherent in their identification and diagnosis (Bernat, 2006). In the case of patients in a minimally conscious state, there remains a certainty in their behavioural exhibition of sense of self and of the environment (Giacino et al., 2002). As for the persistent vegetative state, the condition is more severe and impacts ones full range of ...
Given adequate treatment the patient can survive for years and may recover towards the minimally conscious state or can gain complete recovery. ...
Another policy idea that has been around for many years is to shift cadaver procurement from an opt-in to an opt-out system. Some nations, including Spain, Belgium, France, Austria and Greece, have adopted this policy.4 Scotland and Wales as well as Iceland are or soon will try "presumed consent."5,6 Still, there has been no movement to implement this policy in North America.. Yet another idea is to broaden the pool of potential cadaver donors. Some argue that brain death is too restrictive a requirement and that donor eligibility should be expanded to include a "persistent vegetative state" or a decision by a potential donor who is soon to die - death by donation.7 But adjusting the criteria for brain death is exceedingly risky. For decades, public support for donation has hinged on honouring the dead donor rule - no donation before determination of death. Patients in a persistent vegetative state or who have consented to death by donation are not dead according to cardiopulmonary criteria. ...
The Case: The patient is a 27-year-old previously healthy male with a diagnosis of viral encephalitis with a lymphocytic pleocytosis on cerebrospinal fluid examination. For 3 months, he has been in status epilepticus (SE ...
OBJECTIVE: To review journalists preferences and accuracy in reporting comatose states. METHODS: Using the Lexis-Nexis database, we selected newspaper headlines from January 1, 2001, through December 31, 2005, that included the words coma, comatose, unconsciousness, vegetative state, awakening, and brain dead. RESULTS: We identified 340 stories by headlines. The median age of persons in coma was 26 years. Coma cases in men were twice as common as those in women. In 71% of coma cases, the cause of coma was associated with motor vehicle crashes or violence. Persistent vegetative state was reported in 25 articles (7%), frequently when a family or physician conflict emerged. In 33 stories (10%), coma was medically induced but not mentioned in the headline. Three ‘miracle’ recoveries involved resumption of speech in patients in a minimally conscious state. CONCLUSION: Few news reports had gross inaccuracies or misrepresentations; however, definitional difficulties of unconscious states ...
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Traumatic brain injury attorney Elizabeth Pelypenko in Atlanta, GA provides outstanding legal representation in brain trauma cases. Ms. Pelypenko represents victims of coma, seizures, and persistent vegetative states.
The most common cause of low thyroid production is a condition called Hashimotos disease, similar to Graves disease in that its an autoimmune disorder. With Hashimotos disease, the bodys immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid itself, damaging the glands cells and reducing the amount of hormone it can produce [source: NEMDIS].. With cases of hypothyroidism that are less severe, ovulation can occur normally, much like with hyperthyroidism. However, the condition has to be closely monitored and possibly treated if a woman becomes pregnant.. In addition, there is one type of hypothyroidism that is extremely dangerous both to women trying to get pregnant and those already carrying a child. Though rare, a condition known as myxedema coma can occur in women with hypothyroidism.. Myxedema coma is a potentially lethal condition where thyroid hormone levels drop an extreme amount. It is often accompanied by a drop in body temperature, low blood pressure, low blood sugar levels, a decrease in ...
Symptoms of brain injuries can also be influenced by the location of the injury and as a result impairments are specific to the part of the brain affected. Lesion size is correlated with severity, recovery, and comprehension.[citation needed] Brain injuries often create impairment or disability that can vary greatly in severity.. In cases of severe brain injuries, the likelihood of areas with permanent disability is great, including neurocognitive deficits, delusions (often, to be specific, monothematic delusions), speech or movement problems, and intellectual disability. There may also be personality changes. The most severe cases result in coma or even persistent vegetative state. Even a mild incident can have long-term effects or cause symptoms to appear years later.[citation needed]. Studies show there is a correlation between brain lesion and language, speech, and category-specific disorders. Wernickes aphasia is associated with anomia, unknowingly making up words (neologisms), and ...
Consciousness means being awake, alert and responsive with the environment.[1] The definition of consciousness may differ in psychology, neuroscience, philosophy and other related sciences.. Consciousness is a spectrum. There are several states between a fully conscious state and a fully unconscious state. In medicine, the degree of loss of consciousness is measured by using Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS); a score between 3 and 15 is given to each person at any time, to show how conscious he or she is. Higher scores show more conscious states.. The opposite of consciousness is subconsciousness/unconscious mind. This means people do things that are instinctive and do not think about them like breathing and making ones heart beat.. It is not known what causes consciousness. So, it is difficult to know if another person or thing is indeed conscious.[2] For example, if a robot seems to react to its environment, how does one know if it has consciousness (see artificial life)?. ...
Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease affecting humans and animals caused by parasitic protozoan belonging to the plasmodium family. Malaria is typically transmitted from human to human through the bite of an infected Anopheles (female) mosquito. Symptoms of malaria include fever, headache, fatigue, muscle pain, diarrhea, anemia, and vomiting. Severe malaria can cause yellow skin, seizures, coma, or death. Cerebral malaria is a form of severe malaria. Cerebral malaria has high mortality rate and can cause various complications in the neurology.. Cerebral malaria causes CNS manifestations which includes any degree of impaired consciousness, abnormal neurological signs, delirium, and focal and generalized convulsions. Causes of neurological manifestations in cerebral malaria are due to high-grade fever, anti-malarial drugs, hypoglycemia, hyponatremia, and severe anemia. Patients of cerebral malaria exhibit symptoms such as nystagmus, seizures, or fall into coma. Artemisinin derivatives ...
Results: Among 220 patients, 53.2%, 30.9% and15.9% suffered mild, moderate and severe head injury. 50% patients developed secondary systemic insults (SSIs). Neurosurgical procedures were needed in 25% cases. Mortality was 20%, brain herniation being the leading cause. Univariate analysis showed need for mechanical ventilation, anisocoria, SSIs, and low Glasgow Coma Scale scores to be the strongest predictors of mortality (p values,0.0001). Multivariate analysis showed that moderate [RR 1.7 (95% CI 1.3-2.1), p,0.0001] and severe head injury [RR 2.0 (95% CI 1.6-2.5), p,0.0001], hyponatremia [RR 1.4 (95% CI 1.2-1.8), p=0.005], nosocomial infections [RR 1.5 (95% CI 1.3-1.9), p=0.002] and presence of midline shift in CT brain [RR 1.7 (95% CI 1.3-2.1), p=0.004] were the independent risk factors for development of poor outcome. 49% had good outcome with low disability (Glasgow outcome score 5) and 7.2% had post-traumatic seizure disorder ...
Migraine coma[edit]. See also: Migraine aura and Scintillating scotoma. This type of hallucination is usually experienced ... The migraine coma can last for up to two days, and a state of depression is sometimes comorbid. The hallucinations occur during ... It has been noted that ataxic lesions accompany the migraine coma.[28] ...
Acute complications include hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, diabetic coma and nonketotic hyperosmolar coma. Chronic ... Diabetic coma[edit]. This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable ... Lethargy may ultimately progress to a coma, though this is more common in type 2 diabetes than type 1.[citation needed] ... Diabetic coma is a medical emergency in which a person with diabetes mellitus is comatose (unconscious) because of one of the ...
Medically induced coma[edit]. In addition to anesthesia induction, sodium thiopental was historically used to induce medical ... A coma is first induced by intravenous administration of 20 mg/kg thiopental sodium (Nesdonal) in a small volume (10 ml ... "TRAUMA.ORG: Critical Care: Barbiturate Coma". trauma.org. Retrieved 18 August 2016.. ... Patients with significant swelling have improved outcomes following the induction of coma. Reportedly, thiopental has been ...
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The Great Comet of 1811 also had a coma roughly the diameter of the Sun.[53] Even though the coma can become quite large, its ... The coma is generally made of H2O and dust, with water making up to 90% of the volatiles that outflow from the nucleus when the ... and the sunlight ionizes gases in the coma. When the solar wind passes through this ion coma, the bow shock appears. ... Comets - nucleus, coma and tail: *Top: 9P/Tempel (impactor collision: Deep Impact), and 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (Rosetta) ...
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And I used every one of them in Coma."[3] He conceived the idea for Coma, about a shortage of transplant organs, in 1975.[3] In ... Coma (1977) has been adapted for both film and television: *Coma (1978), a feature film directed by author/doctor Michael ... Coma (airdates September 3-4, 2012) a four-hour A&E television mini-series based on the 1977 novel and subsequent 1978 film, ... I suppose that you could say that it's the most like Coma in fact that it deals with an issue that everybody seems to be ...
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... coma; and Morbus comitialis, epilepsy. The term insania, insanity, was first used by him. The methods of treatment included ...
... with a score of 3 to 8 indicating coma, and 15 indicating full consciousness. The Glasgow Coma Scale has three subscales, ... Chronic coma. The patient lacks awareness and sleep-wake cycles and only displays reflexive behavior. ... There are some brain states in which consciousness seems to be absent, including dreamless sleep, coma, and death. There are ... The outcome may be summarized using the Glasgow Coma Scale, which yields a number in the range 3-5, ...
Glasgow Coma Scale (used by APACHE II). References[edit]. *^ a b Knaus WA, Draper EA, Wagner DP, Zimmerman JE (1985). "APACHE ... Glasgow Coma Scale. These were measured during the first 24 hours after admission, and utilized in addition to information ...
Coma and seizures represent the most advanced stage; cerebral oedema (swelling of the brain tissue) leads to death.[3] ... The fourth stage is marked by a progression to coma.[3] More severe forms of hepatic encephalopathy lead to a worsening level ... The diagnosis of hepatic encephalopathy is a clinical one, once other causes for confusion or coma have been excluded; no test ... In the advanced stages it can result in a coma.[3] ... from lethargy to somnolence and eventually coma. In the ...
Glasgow Coma Scale: Graham Teasdale and Bryan J. Jennett (1974) [181]. *EKG [Electrocardiography]: Alexander Muirhead (1911) [ ...
The track "Nothing Stays" was voted the sixteenth greatest industrial song of all time by COMA Music Magazine in their feature ... Schock, David (March 9, 2012). "101 Greatest Industrial Songs of All Time". COMA. Retrieved August 19, 2014. "Cyberaktif ...
... coma; and death. Breathing high levels of cresols for a short time results in irritation of the nose and throat. Aside from ...
Ward, J. (November 2, 2012). ":INTERVIEW: IRIS". Coma. Retrieved August 28, 2014. "IRIS have just finished their new album: ...
ComA • OSE, was a military officer, engineer and a Portuguese politician. He was born in the city of Lagos, on 24 September ...
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Seu pai era cantor. Durante os anos de escola foi atleta de destaque, o que lhe valeu uma bolsa para estudar na Universidade de Columbia, em Nova York. Alguns anos mais tarde, sua família se mudou para Oklahoma e Harris foi junto, tendo descoberto seu interesse pela interpretação depois de atuar em várias obras teatrais na universidade.. Uma vez em Oklahoma, Harris se inscreveu na faculdade de artes cênicas da universidade estadual. Começou a atuar ao mesmo tempo diante do público no teatro local, onde conseguiu um sucesso notável. Com isto, mudou-se para Los Angeles, onde continuou os estudos de interpretação no California Institute of the Arts.. O primeiro papel importante que Harris desempenhou no cinema foi em Borderline, com Charles Bronson, no qual Harris interpretou um assassino. Atuou em outros filmes até que em 1983 tornou-se uma estrela, devido à sua participação em The Right Stuff, o qual relata a história dos primeiros astronautas americanos de maneira humorística. ...
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... meridensis Bargues, Artigas & Mas-Coma, 2011[6]. *Lymnaea stagnalis (Linnaeus, 1758) - great pond snail, type species[5 ... Bargues, M. D.; Artigas, P.; Mera y Sierra, R. L.; Pointier, J. P.; Mas-Coma, S. (2007). "Characterisation of Lymnaea cubensis ... Bargues M. D., Artigas P., Khoubbane M. & Mas-Coma S. (2011). "DNA sequence characterisation and phylogeography of Lymnaea ...
The other conjugations work similarly, as follows: Yo → Yo hable; yo coma; yo viva Tú → Tú hables; tú comas; tú vivas Él/Ella/ ... Yo coma; yo pueda; yo viva. If the verb is an -ar verb such as hablar or caminar replace the ending 'o' with an 'e' i.e. : Yo ... Usted → Él hable; él coma; él viva Nosotros → Nosotros hablemos; nosotros comamos; nosotros vivamos Vosotros → Vosotros habléis ...
Coma unconsciousness. For a diabetic, coma can be caused by hypoglycemia or by diabetic ketoacidosis. Comatose in a coma; not ... Nonketotic coma A type of coma caused by a lack of insulin. A nonketotic crisis means: (1) very high levels of glucose (sugar) ... Diabetic coma see coma Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) see acidosis Diabetic myelopathy Spinal cord damage found in some people ... See also: Syndrome X. Hyperosmolar coma A coma (loss of consciousness) related to high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood ...
... a diabetic coma can result. This is a medical emergency, but with rapid treatment, a person can usually recovery quickly. ... Recovery from a diabetic coma. Share on Pinterest. A diabetic coma needs immediate treatment.. A doctor can reverse a diabetic ... Without treatment, the coma can be fatal.. Even if a diabetic coma does not occur, the long-term impact of having blood sugar ... Hypoglycemic diabetic coma: Treatment is with glucose and injected glucagon.. Hyperglycemic diabetic coma: The doctor will ...
Casey Johnson fell into a diabetic coma twice and had to be hospitalized, law enforcement sources tell TMZ. Were told Johnson ... Casey Johnson -- Diabetic Coma History. Casey Johnson fell into a diabetic coma twice and had to be hospitalized, law ...
... (HHNC; Hyperosmolar Coma; Diabetic Nonketotic Coma; Hyperosmolar Nonketotic State). by Krisha ... This Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Coma page on EmpowHER Womens Health works best with javascript enabled in your browser.. Toggle ... Hyperosmolar nonketotic coma occurs in people with diabetes. . This condition is life-threatening, so it is important to seek ... Hyperosmolar nonketotic coma is a complication. of hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome (HHNS), in which your body ...
Do you have to be running high bgs for a long period of time to go into a coma?..Would someone please shed some light on this ... I just recently read where a 46 year old man died from a diabetic coma. How does this happen? Do your bgs go above 1000 or ...
What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes coma? What about treatment management and other therapy? ... There are three different types of coma: hypoglycemic coma, hyperosmolar coma and ketoacidosis. The first two types occur much ... Diabetic Coma - definition, etiology. the definition and etiology of coma in diabetes? ... 2. Hyperosmolar coma is a kind of diabetic coma, where the quantity of glucose is constantly high, which causes severe problems ...
Diabetic coma is defined as a dangerous emergency that can occur among those diagnosed with diabetes. Learn how it is managed ... Management of diabetic coma. If an individual goes into diabetic coma, it requires prompt treatment. Remember that the ... Diabetic coma is defined as a dangerous emergency that can occur among those diagnosed with diabetes. Once this condition ... The information posted on this page on diabetic coma is for learning purposes only. Learn to recognize the indications by ...
... a text over a month ago from a friend in another part of the state that his brother was at Yale New Haven in a diabetic coma. ... Friends brother in diabetic coma. Discussion in Topical Discussions (In Depth) started by Krag, Aug 9, 2017. ... a text over a month ago from a friend in another part of the state that his brother was at Yale New Haven in a diabetic coma. ...
Tags : Diabetic ketoacidosis, Hyperglycemic coma, Hypoglycemic coma, Nausea, vomiting. img{border:0;} #wrapper{width:488px; ... Coma is a medical emergency or a state of unconsciousness calling for immediate evaluation to determine its cause. It is only ... Hyperglycemic coma: Associated with severe insulin deficiency or mild to moderate insulin deficiency. ... There are several types of coma that results directly from diabetes mellitus or its treatment. ...
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Learn about filing an Invokana lawsuit if you experienced a diabetic coma due to ketoacidosis while taking this Type 2 diabetes ... What is Diabetic Coma?. A diabetic coma is a life threatening condition that causes a patient to lapse into unconsciousness. It ... Legal Help for Alleged Victims of Invokana Diabetic Coma. If you took Invokana and experienced a diabetic coma, ketoacidosis ... including diabetic coma. If you took Invokana and experienced a diabetic coma, please contact our office today to obtain a free ...
Coma is a state of unconsciousness, where one is alive but cannot move or respond. Outcome depends on the cause, severity, and ... Coma (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Also in Spanish * Stupor and Coma (Merck & Co., Inc.) Also in ... A coma is a deep state of unconsciousness. An individual in a coma is alive but unable to move or respond to his or her ... A coma rarely lasts more than 2 to 4 weeks. The outcome for coma depends on the cause, severity, and site of the damage. People ...
... should equal the comas diameter in arcminutes.[12] If the distance to the comet is known, then the apparent size of the coma ... The Great Comet of 1811 also had a coma roughly the diameter of the Sun.[9] Even though the coma can become quite large, its ... The word coma comes from the Greek "kome" (κόμη), which means "hair" and is the origin of the word comet itself.[2][3] ... The coma is the nebulous envelope around the nucleus of a comet, formed when the comet passes close to the Sun on its highly ...
Vertical coma is the most common higher-order aberration in the eyes of patients with keratoconus.[3] Coma is also a common ... Correction lenses, "coma correctors" for Newtonian reflectors have been designed which reduce coma in telescopes below f/6. ... This is a comparison of the coma in an uncorrected f/3.9 Newtonian telescope versus the effects of coma with the Baader Rowe ... coma) like a comet. Specifically, coma is defined as a variation in magnification over the entrance pupil. In refractive or ...
The Diabetic coma is one the most dangerous and again emergent case experienced during dental care delivery. Actually it ... 3. Three types are linked to diabetic coma:  diabetic ketoacidosis coma  Hyperosomolar coma  Hypoglycaemic coma ... Diabete coma * 1. Definition Types of diabetic coma Causes of diabetic coma Signs and symptoms Management ... Actually it mistreated and aggravated-diabetic cases resulting coma, that is categorized into Hypoglycemic coma, Diabetic ...
Find out what a coma is and how people recover from them. ... A coma can be difficult to understand, especially because it ... What Happens After a Coma?. Usually, a coma does not last more than a few weeks. Sometimes, however, a person stays in a coma ... How Do People Take Care of Someone in a Coma?. Someone in a coma usually needs to be cared for in the intensive care unit (ICU ... What Happens When Someone Is in a Coma?. Someone who is in a coma is unconscious and will not respond to voices, other sounds, ...
Insulin Coma. Br Med J 1962; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5304.608-d (Published 01 September 1962) Cite this as: Br Med ...
Myxedema coma is a rare but life-threatening condition. People with hypothyroidism who are in or near a coma should be taken to ... What is myxedema coma?. ANSWER Hypothyroidism -- when the thyroid gland doesnt make enough thyroid hormone -- causes symptoms ... the symptoms get worse and can lead to a serious condition called myxedema coma. ...
Coma. Coma, state of unconsciousness, characterized by loss of reaction to external stimuli and absence of spontaneous nervous ... Different patterns of coma depend on the origin of the injury. Concussions may cause losses of consciousness of short duration ... Coma may accompany a number of metabolic disorders or physical injuries to the brain from disease or trauma. ... For most metabolic comas, the first step in treatment is to protect the brain cells and attempt to eliminate the cause of coma ...
Leaving out those people whose coma followed drug poisoning, only about 15% of patients who remain in a coma for more than just ... A good wayof categorizing these conditions is to consider the anatomic and metabolic causes of coma. Anatomic causes of coma ... Coma, from the Greek word koma, meaning deep sleep, is a state of extreme unresponsiveness, in which an individual exhibits no ... The Glasgow Coma Scale provides a means of examining a comatose patient. It assigns a different number of points for exam ...
In rehabilitative settings, by contrast, where long-term coma patients are often taken, the more popular measurement of coma ... "deeper coma" than the one he was in a few days ago. How does one measure the depth of a coma? ... Coma patients who score low on the GCS can make miraculous recoveries, but the odds are against them. Eighty-seven percent of ... In the case of an acutely ill patient such as Arafat, with the Glasgow Coma Scale, created in 1974 by the Scottish ...
A coma is a deep state of unconsciousness. It can result from an injury or illness. It can last for a few days, but sometimes ... A coma is a state of deep unconsciousness. A person who is experiencing a coma cannot be awakened, and they do not react to the ... Fact facts on coma *During a coma, a person does not react to external stimuli and they will not show normal reflex responses. ... Can a person hear and think when they are in a coma?. A person in a coma may benefit from sensory stimulation, such as holding ...
... and severe-based on the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS). The GCS is a 15-point scale designed to measure the patients ability to ... moderate, and severe-based on the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS). The GCS is a 15-point scale designed to measure the patients ...
Interview , Help/Resources , Teachers Guide , Transcript , Coma Home Editors Picks , Previous Sites , Join Us/E-mail , TV/Web ... The patients Glasgow Coma Scale score at time of admission is the single best factor to determine patient outcome.. According ...
Diabetic hypoglycaemic coma. The brain is more vulnerable to hypoglycaemia and the consequences of hypoglycemia than any other ... http://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes-complications/diabetic-coma.html. * http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/america/pdf/ ...
  • However, if they do not receive treatment soon after entering the coma, there may be long-term effects, for example, a risk of irreversible brain damage. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • It is otherwise called Non-ketotic hyperosmolar coma , and in most of cases it is precipitated by an infarct, infection, etc. (all-about-beating-diabetes.com)
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