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If patient vomits during Propofol induction means is not unconscious?

If patient vomits during Propofol induction means is not unconscious?

Not necessarily: Consciousness is a spectrum that is not necessarily related to emesis. The patient may be have been unconscious and a reflex caused the vomiting. Hope the patient is OK ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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How long can a patient stay unconscious for after over dosing on prescription drugs ? What's is the danger zone , when should they start to recover

How long can a patient stay unconscious for after over dosing on prescription drugs ? What's is the danger zone , when should they start to recover

Forever: Is not an unusual possibility. Unfortunately the rate of overdose from prescription drugs has increased and has superseded overdose from illicit drugs in many countries. The "danger zone" is infinite and never recover. Emergency care is advisable if unconscious. ...Read more

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If a patient is still unconscious after a car accident for 14 hours. What probably happened to him?

If a patient is still unconscious after a car accident for 14 hours. What probably happened to him?

Poss brain injury: The primary concern in this scenario is a traumatic brain injury/concussion which resulted in loss of consciousness. By now this should be readily apparent to the treating physicians, so talk to them. ...Read more

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If patient has been unconscious for 3 days without being treated, will patient come out to the coma? She was found 3 1/2 days later....

If patient has been unconscious for 3 days without being treated, will patient come out to the coma? She was found 3 1/2 days later....

Unclear: There is no definitive answer, as there are very many mitigating factors. In and of itself, it is possible to recover from a coma. Recovery mostly depends on what caused the coma and if damage (if any detectable damage) is reversible. Speak honestly and openly with your medical team, they should do the same in answering your questions. ...Read more

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Types of involuntary movements from a unconscious comatose patient?

Types of involuntary movements from a unconscious comatose patient?

Movements...: Myoclonus, seizure, or tremor is common. Not in that order. All from the brain...Often made worse or better by some sedating medications. Eeg can help in determining whether seizure or not. Myoclonus is often clinically diagnosed (by what it looks like, eeg can help). ...Read more

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Is a patient who's receiving therapeutic hypothermia always sedated with meds? Or does the lowered body temperature render them unconscious?

Is a patient who's receiving therapeutic hypothermia always sedated with meds? Or does the lowered body temperature render them unconscious?

Hypothermia: Every patient I have seen that received therapeutic hypothermia has been on a ventilator. These patients receive a combination of three medications, a paralyzing agent so the ventilator can breath for them , an opioid for pain, and a sedative so they are not really aware of what's going on. If I were the patient, I would want all three of these medications. ...Read more

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Why could cause a patient go unconscious for days after having surgery to remove blood clot?

Why could cause a patient go unconscious for days after having surgery to remove blood clot?

Possibley due to low: Removal of blood clot would not on its own cause prolonged unconsciousness.Complictions related to low o2 caused by the clot could.There are many other causes which i'm sure your doctors will look for. ...Read more

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I am a patient of Epilepsy. The symptom is i dont remember the things that has happened with me for the time i am unconscious. Is it curable or not?

I am a patient of Epilepsy. The symptom is i dont remember the things that has happened with me for the time i am unconscious. Is it curable or not?

Unfortunately no...: U fortunately it is not. The abnormal electrical activity in the brain does not allow for proper memory of events that occurred while the brain was in seizure mode. ...Read more