Induced coma

What is Induced coma?

This is a condition where a controlled dose of thiopental or phenobarbitol is given to induce a coma-like condition. It differs from anaesthesia and sedation. The brain is given a period of rest to tide over swelling or edema of brain in trauma and other disorders of brain.

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hi, my husband recently underwent a a a opperation he has asthma but before he could control it but it seems now he is getting short of breath from...

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It is possible that one of the medications would have caused irritation of the airway but this should not be...

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Why are people put into an induced coma after a heart attack?
My friend is 54 yrs old and had a heart attack last night. All I know is that she is...

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This is to slow the metabolism so the body can have a chance to heal when it is not forced to use so much energy.

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My mother in law suffered a cardiac arrest and stopped breating; in route to the hospital she had to be revived again, subsequently she was put in...

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They will keep her in induced coma to prevent brain damage, but the outcome is difficult to predict. You should be patient and wait, if she is...

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