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Is it normal for a man in a coma (global anoxic damage), to have tears (after 1 week)? Is it a positive sign of improvement or progress?
Variable: By definition a period of anoxia has occurred which caused tissue (brain) damage. That period of anoxia may have also caused injury to the heart muscle or the heart may have been able to rely on other metabolic pathways to supply its needs. If injured, the effect on the cvs would depend on the extent.If not, it could function normally. ...Read more
Could you tell me if someone is in an anoxic brain a coma does that mean they're in a 'vegetative state'?
Possibly: It depends on the level of coma. ( there are several) if they do not at all interact with their environment, it is most likely they may remain in that vegetative state. It also depends on the age of the patient. Children will sometimes improve. A very complex question with more information needed to give a really good answer. ...Read more
My sister was diagn. With profound anoxic encephalopathy in august 2013. She can't eat, drink, walk, talk & urinates 1 in 24 hrs. Happened fast? Next?
More of the same: In general, the items you mention will persist and the impact will become more dramatic as she gets older.Anoxic encephalopathy just means the oxygen or blood to her brain was not passing through in adequate amounts for her nerves to survive. Once critical nerves are damaged, there is a good chance they will never recover. At some later time the label of cerebral palsy will be applied. ...Read more
My cousin has anoxic brain injury during MRI now he is on ventilator what is the prognosis of getting well?
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