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what is the difference between acute renal failure and end-stage renal failure?what is asthma ?can you tell me if someone is put on life support do they induce a coma or can that person b awake just.

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Dr. Al Hegab
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39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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Answered on Oct 6, 2015
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
They are sedated: when someone is put on a ventilator , we usually keep him sedated , the level of sedation varies based on the underlying illness, but in most cases we keep it light so the person is able to open eyes and communicate.
Answered on Feb 26, 2016
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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
A lot of information: acute renal failure when the kidney get insulted right now, and it has the potential to turn around,and becomes normal again. end stage renal disease is when the kidney are no longer working,to the point it required dialysis,and there is no hope of turning around,beside dialysis,patient might need a kidney transplant. not everybody on life support required induced coma,unless the problem in brain.
Answered on Jun 20, 2015

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