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how long can someone stay in an induced coma

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
As long as needed: The coma used in medical situations is due to risk of injury while fighting a ventilator, or supporting a dire condition. When the medical situatio ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manoj Mittal
15 years experience Neurology
Coma: I dont think that we know how long is safe.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
As long as it needs: People put into medically induced comas are left in them as long as they need maximal brain rest. Depending on the reason, this may be hours or it can ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Head injury coma: Typically this treatment is used to help reduce swelling in the brain and to reduce metabolic needs of the cerebrum. Treatment is usually weaned as th ... Read More
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Dr. Galina Nikolskaya
10 years experience Neurology
No: medically induced coma is to let the brain cool off shutting down its metabolism so it can heal faster, the duration is patient specific dependent on ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
There are a: Substantial number of symptoms that incudle stiff joints, disorientation, headache, blurred vision, hunger or nausea, etc. Good news is those problem ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends on med used: That depends on the medicine that was used. Some are pretty short acting, and it doesn't take long for it to wear off. Other types of medicines can la ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
34 years experience Family Medicine
Ask his doctors: It is just not possible for someone who doesn't know the intimate details of the injury and his response to treatment to answer this question. Guidel ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
Honestly : Honestly this is a question that only his doctors can answer, and to be frank that may not even know how long his recovery will be. They will likely k ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Assuming the patient is on a respirator, breathing rate should be 10-12/min to start, then adjusted depending on the oxygen and carbon dioxide blood l ... Read More
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