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Doctor insights on: Neurofeedback And Comatose Patients

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What is done for a comatose patient?

What is done for a comatose patient?

Supportive care: Mainly support the pt and do tests to find out reasons for coma. ...Read more

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How frequently do comatose patients recover?

How frequently do comatose patients recover?

Really depends: Too general a question to answer, recovery really depends on the cause of the coma (altered sensorium). ...Read more

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What is wrong with the patient who is comatose?

What is wrong with the patient who is comatose?

Coma: Coma in greek means deep sleep. It is state of unconsciousness. Patient is unable to consciously move, speak, hear or feel. There is injury to the cerebral cortex and/or brainstem (reticular activating system). It lasts more than 6 hours. ...Read more

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What different types of food are out there that can be given to a comatose patient?

What different types of food are out there that can be given to a comatose patient?

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

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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?

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

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Can a comatose pregnant patient carry a baby to term?

Can a comatose pregnant patient carry a baby to term?

Yes: This would be a very challenging and complex problem to manage, but it is possible for a comatose patient who is otherwise stable to continue a pregnancy to term. ...Read more

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Do comatose patients feel pain while having seizures? Been comatose two weeks!

Do comatose patients feel pain while having seizures? Been comatose two weeks!

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

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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