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

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 anesthesia drugs, medically-induced comas can last for days.

2012-02-10 18:32:17

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.