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Neurofeedback And Comatose Patients
Below: Would be best to ask the patients DR about this. ...Read more
Not possible: By definition a comatose patient is unable to eat so no foods can be given by mouth. Ivs or tube feedings with specific nutritional liquids are needed. ...Read more
What happens if a patient is in a state of comatose (unresponsive) can their family tell the doctors to pull the plug and let them die?
Yes and No: There are laws and protocols that must be followed. Depending on the reason for coma, the prognosis may be poor, and likely, this is your concern? I'm sorry if you are in this situation. It is not inappropriate to withdrawal care and place the patient on comfort measure, but again, their are laws and protocols that dictate who makes that decision. ...Read more
Who knows?: The comatose patient never has memory for events, but unlikely that the seizures would cause pain. However, the two week duration of problems and seizures due create concern, and this seems ununsual. Would have anticipated better seizure control by now.. Advise a meeting with your entire hospital treatment team, and get explanation of what is occurring. ...Read more
Long time in body: Levothyroxine has a long half life, so stays in the body a significant amount of time after discontinuation; hence, losing consciousness with abrupt stopping would be less than likely. But the question is why you would do this if you were hypothyroid, which is why you are taking the medication - before stopping, it would be appropriate to consult your prescribing physician. ...Read more
Wow: I am sorry for the situation you seem to have suffered. There are too many things I do not know about the event. Therefore i can give no specific response. ...Read more
Evaluation after being comatose: who is best to do so to reveal inability to speak, & being non mobile...The person was a genius and perfectly healthy?
Recovery from a coma: This is a complicated question. It really depends on what caused the coma and how this person's health was during and after the coma. A neurologist is a good person to start with in order to best understand what issues are causing this person's continued health problems. I hope this answer helps.Co. ...Read more
Athletic dialysis friend, great heart receives insufficient EPO thnx to standard regimen. Almost comatose when hemo levels go low, what can he do?
Nephrologist: He needs to run this by his nephrologist. ...Read more