Having a loved one fall into a coma after brain injury is one of the most frightening things that can happen to you. To help you through this difficult time, this article is here to explain what a coma means for brain injury patients and their families.
What Causes a Coma? Comas are caused by an injury to the brain. Brain injury can be due to increased pressure, bleeding, loss of oxygen, or buildup of toxins. The injury can be temporary and ...
I was in a car accident at 15. I suffered a severe traumatic brain injury with shearing to right frontal lobe and massive swelling. They didnt expect me to survive. I was in a coma and after a few days I started opening my eyes, i pulled my oxygen tube out and they started tying my wrists to the bed rails with a some slack.
Prognosis After Severe Brain Injury By Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr. Call me at 800-992-9447. Two days after a severe brain injury, no one knows the answer of how long the coma will last, how severe the permanent brain damage will be, the prognosis after severe brain injury.
Patients with severe brain injury and coma who recover may, depending on the severity of the brain injury, progress through several levels of consciousness, from coma, to vegetative state, to minimally conscious state, to consciousness, with varying degrees of motor, cognitive, and affective impairment. The range of potential outcomes is wide.
The outcome of a patient can be associated with their best response in the first twenty-four hours after injury. Using the Glasgow Coma Scale (3 to 15, with 3 being a person in a coma with the lowest possible score, and 15 being a normal appearing person) research shows that if the best scale is 3 to 4 after twenty four hours, 87% of those individuals will either die or remain in a vegetative ...
To determine the prediction value of disorder of consciousness scale (DOCS) for consciousness recovery after traumatic brain injury (TBI) leading to coma. This is a descriptive-cross-sectional study of the correlation between the level of patients’ ...
Many people experience vertigo, a condition characterized by dizziness, after a traumatic brain injury. Sometimes, any or several of these symptoms might linger for a few weeks to a few months after a traumatic brain injury. This is currently referred to as persistent post-concussive symptoms.
The most important thing you need to know if your critically ill loved one in Intensive Care is not waking up after a Traumatic brain injury or after a severe head injury is that this is often normal and it is also often a lengthy and at times difficult process for your loved one to “wake up”.
Why Are Brain Injury Patients Put Into Medically-Induced Comas? When Michael Schumacher recently suffered a severe brain injury while skiing, he arrived at the French hospital already in a coma. Schumacher is likely to remain in the coma for at least a few more days, and possibly much longer.