Coma

Coma is a condition of an extended period of lack of consciousness. Shorter periods of time include situations such as syncope, fainting, decreased level of consciousness, and other similar symptoms. Coma is inherently a serious symptom, and the causes tend to be serious disorders. ...

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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 or her environment. Coma may occur as a complication of ...1

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Causes

The main categories of causes of coma include:

Head Trauma: Traumatic causes of coma include:

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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)2 ...

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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 ...3

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Causes List for Coma

Possible causes of Coma (or similar symptoms) may include:4

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Clinical Features 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 ...5

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Treatments for 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 ...6

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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: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ coma/ coma.htm
  6. ibid.

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