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induced coma septic shock

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 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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Dr. Rada Ivanov
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: Depends on how badly the organs have failed during the septic shock episode - particularly kidneys and liver that clear medicines from the body. So it ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
28 years experience Family Medicine
Septic shock is : Still very hard to treat. Mortality averages about 29% but varies by age & overall health. A coma suggests there has been severe brain damage. That th ... Read More
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Probably not: If she has been in a coma for the last six years due to septic shock, unfortunately, it is unlikely that she will recover. As far as i know, there are ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Induced coma: Most definitely, especially if septic shock is present
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
It sounds like: your friend has quite serious medical problems.
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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Steinbach
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sounds like it: The object of medically induced 'coma' is to lessen the stress of treatment for severe sepsis. 'Bringing the patient back' from this experience requir ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Many things: There has been a lot of research on this topic and most hospitals now have a sepsis protocol. Most importantly, appropriate antibiotics need to be giv ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
Depends: On their age, sex, smoking status, whether or not they have diabetes, cancer, take immune suppressant drugs, their nutritional status, as well as the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
27 years experience Palliative Care
Yes!: They can and if so, you need to call 911 and get them help immediately.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Septic shock: Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure w ... Read More

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