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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

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Why do doctors give paracetamol in comatose patients even without fever?

Why do doctors give paracetamol in comatose patients even without fever?

Acetaminophen: Paracetamol is acetaminophen (Tylenol in the U.S.) that helps people with pain and with fever. Normally would be given to control fever, and can be given in advance if a fever reaction to treatment is expected. ...Read more

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Can I get comatose by abruptly stopping levothyroxine?

Can I get comatose by abruptly stopping levothyroxine?

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

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Are there symptoms that could follow a major period of comatose?

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

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What type of seizures causes comatose ?

What type of seizures causes comatose ?

Frequent seizures: continuous seizures (also called status epilepticus) can appear like a coma, and often medicines used to treat this condition cause the clinical appearance of a coma ...Read more

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Can low blood sugar cause someone to become comatose?

Can low blood sugar cause someone to become comatose?

If low enough: Yes. The brain relies on glucose for fuel. If glucose is too low it can harm the brain in serious ways. ...Read more

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How to care for my comatose mother?

How to care for my comatose mother?

Have you : Considered Hospice or palliative care? They are different but both can be of HUGE support both to you and your mom ...Read more

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Will my friend recover from a comatose state?

Possible: But each case is very different. We can help better if we learn a few additional details, and best way to proceed is via an INBOX consult. ...Read more

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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