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How is a hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic coma treated?

How is a hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic coma treated?

Coma: It should be treated in an intensive care unit (ICU) with close monitoring of the blood glucose and other electrolytes (salts) and treatment to slowly decrease the blood glucose. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Myxedema Coma (Definition)

A condition caused by a lack of thyroid hormone that results in a state of unconsciousness ...Read more


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How's hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic coma treated?

How's hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic coma treated?

Insulin and fluid: Insulin and saline are administered intravenously and other medications added depending on the clinical findings and lab tests. ...Read more

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Can medical induced coma cause seizures?

Can medical induced coma cause seizures?

?????: Pharmacologically induced coma may be used to treat seizures, i.e. Uncontrolled seizures, i.e. Status epilepticus. The idea is that stopping all brain activity beyond what is metabolically essential to maintain neuronal viability will cause the culprit neurons to stop firing abnormally when the drug is stopped. ...Read more

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How is hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy treated?

How is hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy treated?

Hearing loss: Theoretically, hypoxia can affect any part of the brain, hence it is possible for auditory cortex be involved causing deafness. Not sure how often it occurs. ...Read more

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What are the compensated, decompensated, and irreversible stages of hypovolemic shock?

What are the compensated, decompensated, and irreversible stages of hypovolemic shock?

Good, bad and ugly..: Compensated means even though the blood volume is low the body is maintaining blood pressure and organ perfusion by increasing heart rate and constricting blood vessels. Decompensated means these adaptive mechanisms are no longer enough to maintain adequate perfusion of the organs. When this persists it ultimately causes irreversible multiple organ damage resulting in irreversible shock & death. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto's encephalopathy cause hyperosmia?

Can hashimoto's encephalopathy cause hyperosmia?

Hyperosmia: Hyperosmia is a hightened sense of smell. Most people with encephalitis have a decrease in smell (hypo-osmia). You need to have the radiologist check the last imaging study to ensure there are no masses in the olfactory tracts. PDT of the time this information in on the readings. Check with you ENT and they can look at the CT or MRI as well. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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Is chemotherapy treatment for severe sepsis?

Is chemotherapy treatment for severe sepsis?

Confusing question: Chemo uses various toxic substances to target and kill cancer cells. We use antibiotics to kill the germs of sepsis.During severe sepsis we also use medicines to support blood pressure and fluids too support the normal needs of the body.None of these are called chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Is chemothery treatment for severe sepsis?

Is chemothery treatment for severe sepsis?

Chemotherapy : Chemotherapy generally refers to anti-cancer treatment. Severe sepsis refers to infectious diseases that have spiraled out of control making the patient very sick, and at risk for dying from the infection. Maybe there was some confusion here talking to the doc? Chemotherapy or "chemo" for short can weaken a patient as a side-effect of treating a cancer, such that infections can arise. Hope ur OK. ...Read more

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Can morphine in a esld patient cause hepatic coma, renal failure and ultimately death?

Can morphine in a esld patient cause hepatic coma, renal failure and ultimately death?

No: Hepatic coma is from the buildup of toxins not being processed by the damaged liver...Which can poison the kidneys...And eventually result in death. Morphine or other narcotics may be given to an esld patient to reduce their discomfort as they are passing. ...Read more

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How is the diagnosis of delirium tremens made?

How is the diagnosis of delirium tremens made?

History: History of alcohol abuse, time since last use, elevated temperature/pulse/blood pressure and sometimes visual hallucinations. ...Read more

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66yr/ m congestive heart failure, stroke, pulmonary embolism, then 2nd massive hemorrhagic stroke, surgery to repair, fell into coma. prognosis?

66yr/ m congestive heart failure, stroke, pulmonary embolism, then 2nd massive hemorrhagic stroke, surgery to repair, fell into coma. prognosis?

Guarded: I am sorry for this situation. No one can say for sure what will happen, but from your description, I think the prognosis would be guarded. ...Read more

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Will doctors induce coma for stroke victim?

Usually not: There have been studies of barbiturate induced coma and hypothermia in many stroke patients. Outcomes have been mixed or disappointing, and still the best approach is acute t-pa, given in the emergency dept. ...Read more

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How are serial seizures and status epilepticus treated?

How are serial seizures and status epilepticus treated?

STATUS EPILEPTICUS: Status epilepticus is an emergency and can be fatal, generally any seizure lasted more than 20-30 minutes or multiple seizures occurred without returning to normal alertness between those seizures called status. Treatment includes, preserving the breathing may need intubation, seizure medication is needed to stop the status and transfering the patient to intensive care unit always needed. ...Read more

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Can inducing coma cure cancer?

Can inducing coma cure cancer?

Odd question: Inducing coma does not "cure" anything.It may be used as a tool to allow the body/brain to rest while other therapies work on a given problem, but the coma is not a tool for any cure I am aware of. ...Read more

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What is acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (adem)?

What is acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (adem)?

ADEM: A rare inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. Is an autoimmune disease triggered by infection or vaccination. It starts with fever, headache & vomiting, then decrease consciousness & sometimes coma or seizures, muscle weakness & ataxia. ...Read more

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What is a diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar coma?

Dehydration: If you have type 2 diabetes that gets very out of control due to infection, stress, surgery, cortisone or other factors, you can become severely dehydrated as well as have a very high glucose. This can even lead to coma, with an up to 50% morbidity if not treated quickly and effectively with large amounts of IV fluids, a small amount of insulin, control of the original cause and adjustment of elec. ...Read more

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Is bipolar patients relapse cause severe symptoms and loss of contact with reality and suicidal ideation requiring hospital treatment?

Is bipolar patients relapse cause severe symptoms and loss of contact with reality and suicidal ideation requiring hospital treatment?

I think so: If i understand your question correctly, a person with bipolar disorder may, especially in severe cases, relapse to the point of losing touch with reality. Sadly, sometimes the person may become suicidal requiring hospitalization for safety purposes. Some factors which increase one's chances for relapse are non-adherence to the medication and substance abuse. ...Read more

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How concerned should I be of myxedema coma?

How concerned should I be of  myxedema coma?

Myxedema coma: Myxedema coma typically occurs as a result of long-standing hypothyroidism, and follows a period of progressive symptoms. These symptoms may include weight gain, somnolence, and weakness amongst others. Abrupt discontinuation of thyroid hormone could also precipitate a myxedema coma. ...Read more

Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Coma (Definition)

Coma = deep state of unconsciousness due ...Read more