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Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
Call: 911.
Dr. Matt Malkin
16 years experience Anesthesiology
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 communica ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jacobs
32 years experience Neurology
Multifactorial: Coma means unarousable unresponsiveness. It is caused by injury to both cerebral hemispheres or the central brain stem or both. The cause is either ... Read More
Dr. Glen Kelley
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Brain dysfunction: Coma is the term used to describe a person's level of consciousness, or awareness. It is not a disease itself. A coma state can be caused by injury, d ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
39 years experience Neurosurgery
Sugar coma: Sugar is actually an old term using when the blood sugar levels get very high and can led to a coma state.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Should be apparent : Bacterial meningitis has the nasty tendency to produce a specific set of problems depending on how soon it was detected & how effective it was treated ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Meningitis: thete is higher risk with severe bacterial meningitis to have higher risk for future seizures, hearing loss, learning disabilities and headaches
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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
Just relax: You only need a fraction of one kidney to survive. If concerned have your primary order a BUN, Creatinine and GFR. Avoid Ibuprofen and meds that get ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Restoril: Is a benzodiazepine typically used for sleep and never meant to be used for long periods of time. If you have other medical conditions or using other ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Brain damage: Coma is severe brain inhibition. Injuries to the brain, such as traumas, circulation compromise, inflammation, etc, can induce coma.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Brain injury: Deep centers of the brain control the ability to react to our environment and control our basic needs. When these deep centers are damaged we lose th ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Glasgow Coma Scale.: The glasgow coma scale is the most widely used measure of a patient's mental status. Other scales are also used.

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