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Coma

Friday, June 15th, 2012

What are the most common causes of coma? Drugs (e.g., alcohol, illicit drugs, accidental or intentional overdose) Hypoxia Hypoglycemia Other metabolic derangements (e.g., sepsis, uremia, hepatic failure) Structural brain disease (e.g., stroke, intracranial hemorrhage) Outline the approach to the patient in coma. ABCs-protect the airway, breathing, and circulation. Draw blood to check for metabolic derangements, […]

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