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Automated System Could Monitor Drug-Induced Comas Accurately
2013-11-01 10:32:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A patient with a traumatic brain injury will sometimes be placed into a medically-induced coma, which allows the brain time to heal and dangerous swelling to subside. Brought about through the use of general anesthesia drugs, medically-induced comas can last for days. In the current system, doctors and nurses need to monitor these patients to ensure they are at the right level of sedation. A new study published in the journal PLOS...

2012-02-10 18:32:17

Mathematical model reveals system of compensating for reduced cellular energy A distinctive pattern of brain activity associated with conditions including deep anesthesia, coma and congenital brain disorders appears to represent the brain's shift into a protective, low-activity state in response to reduced metabolic energy. A mathematical model developed by a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-based research team accurately predicts and explains for the first time how the condition...

2006-01-13 06:12:44

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's doctors are worried that they have not yet been able to wake him from an induced coma after he suffered a massive stroke, an Israeli news Web site reported on Friday. The Maariv newspaper's NRG Web site cited unnamed medical sources saying early optimism about Sharon's chances for recovery had turned to increasing concern about his condition and they were reviewing his treatment. Sharon, 77, remained critical, and doctors were...

2006-01-13 05:55:03

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Minister Ariel Sharon's doctors are worried that they have not yet been able to wake him from an induced coma after he suffered a massive stroke, an Israeli news Web site reported on Friday. The Maariv newspaper's NRG Web site cited unnamed medical sources saying early optimism about Sharon's chances for recovery had turned to increasing concern about his condition and they were reviewing his treatment. Sharon, 77, remained critical, and doctors...

2006-01-09 02:57:35

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Doctors began efforts to bring Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon out of an induced coma on Monday to assess brain damage and his chances of survival after a massive stroke last week, a hospital official said. "The process has started," the official said. The level of sedation is to be reduced gradually to gauge Sharon's responsiveness and the extent to which the 77-year-old leader's faculties have been impaired. The process could take hours or even days.

2006-01-06 05:06:31

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Surgeons operated on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Friday to try to stem fresh bleeding in his brain, Israel's Channel Two television reported. Sharon, in a medically-induced coma after a massive stroke on Wednesday, was rushed into the operating room at Jerusalem's Hadassah hospital after a scan showed a new brain hemorrhage, the report said. There was no immediate confirmation from hospital officials.


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