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Dr. William Carlos
20 years experience Critical Care
Ventilator: Overbreathing the set rate on the ventilator is a sign as is the presence of certain reflexes.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Coming out: The first things recognized will be blinking of the eye lids and change in puls and respiratory rate when being spoken to. This will be followed by s ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
Change, not progress: During recuperation from global anoxic encephalopathy, recovery occurs first in the brainstem. Autonomic nuclei, which control tear formation are in t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Poor prognosis: If they had no spontaneous circulation requiring CPR for >15 minutes, the prognosis is very poor. There may be irreversible brain injury. The progn ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
23 years experience Neurology
Difficult : BP change on talking to the comatose patient means his autonomic system is responding to some stimuli not necessarily speaking. I am not aware of stud ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Eye movement is not a sign of coming out a coma. An electroencephalogram can deter brain activity.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably....: The fact that her doctors have allowed her to wake up and she is breathing on her own are all indications that she is improving. Has she been weaned o ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Better than nothing: Coma can be considered as reversible if some responses are noted. These responses may be from deep structures and not from true conscious centers. H ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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NO!: Surely there is one or more doctors caring for your mother and they should be discussing this with you. If that is not happening you must contact an a ... 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.

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