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Coma (Comas) Summary

Description: A profound state of unconsciousness associated with depressed cerebral activity from which the individual cannot be aroused. Coma generally occurs when there is dysfunction or injury involving both cerebral hemispheres or the brain stem RETICULAR FORMATION.

Also Known As: Comas; Comatose; Pseudocomas; Pseudocoma

Networked: 5753 relevant articles (166 outcomes, 298 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Coma

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. barbituric acid (barbiturate) : 15 outcomes 24 studies in 303 results : IBA
  2. Ammonia : 8 outcomes 4 studies in 130 results : IBA
  3. Benzodiazepines : 6 outcomes 9 studies in 76 results : IBA
  4. Flumazenil (Romazicon) : 6 outcomes 7 studies in 60 results : FDA 10 Generic
  5. Insulin (Novolin) : 5 outcomes 9 studies in 212 results : FDA 2
  6. Midazolam (Versed) : 5 outcomes 4 studies in 33 results : FDA 31 Generic
  7. Glucose (Dextrose) : 4 outcomes 7 studies in 181 results : FDA 175 Generic
  8. Bilirubin : 4 outcomes 1 study in 33 results : IBA
  9. Oxygen : 3 outcomes 10 studies in 122 results : IBA
  10. Pentobarbital (Nembutal) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 72 results : FDA 25
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Diseases Related to Coma

  1. Hypothermia
  2. Heart Arrest (Cardiac Arrest)
  3. Seizures (Seizure)
  4. Poisoning
  5. Cerebral Malaria
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Key Therapies for Coma

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  1. Resuscitation : 11 outcomes 17 studies in 199 results
  2. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) : 4 outcomes 9 studies in 101 results
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 4 outcomes 4 studies in 45 results
  4. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 4 outcomes in 32 results
  5. Artificial Respiration (Mechanical Ventilation) : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 191 results
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