Coma

A coma, sometimes also called persistent vegetative state, is a profound or deep state of unconsciousness. Persistent vegetative state is not brain-death. An individual in a state of coma is alive but unable to move or respond to his ...1

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Symptoms of Coma

A coma, sometimes also called persistent vegetative state, is a profound or deep state of unconsciousness. Persistent vegetative state is not brain-death. An individual in a state of coma is alive but unable to move or respond to his ...2

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Complications of Coma

This can involve providing nutrition, trying to prevent infections, moving the person regularly so they don't develop bedsores, and gently exercising their joints to stop them becoming tight. ...Source: NHS Choices UK3 ...

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Causes of Coma

Coma may occur as a complication of an underlying illness, or as a result of injuries, such as head trauma. . ...Source: NINDS (NIH)4 ...

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Causes List for Coma

Some possible causes of Coma or similar disorders may include:5

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Types of Coma

Some of the types of this condition may include:6 Types of Coma:

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Diagnosis of Coma

Caring for and monitoring a person in a coma Doctors assess a person's level of consciousness using a tool called the Glasgow Coma Scale. This level is monitored constantly for signs of improvement or deterioration. The Glasgow Coma Scale assesses ...7

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Treatments: Coma

Is there any treatment? Once an individual is out of immediate danger, the medical care team focuses on preventing infections and maintaining a healthy physical state. This will often include preventing pneumonia and bedsores and providing balanced nutrition. Physical therapy ...8

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Research for Coma

What research is being done? The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and other institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) conduct research related to coma in their laboratories at the NIH and also support additional research ...9

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References

  1. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ coma/ coma.htm
  2. ibid.
  3. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ coma/ 
  4. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ coma/ coma.htm
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  7. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ coma/ 
  8. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ coma/ coma.htm
  9. ibid.

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