Tag: coma

Bystander Rescue Breathing CPR in Kids Tied to Better Survival

Children who receive CPR with both rescue breathing and compressions from a bystander have greater odds of survival without serious brain damage than if they...

Noted Ability of Mozart’s Music to Reduce Seizures Explained?

Listening to Mozart has a notable impact on seizure reduction in patients with epilepsy —  and now researchers believe they know why, new research suggests....

Bedside EEG Test Aids Prognosis in Brain Injury Patients

A simple, noninvasive electroencephalogram (EEG) may help detect residual cognition in unresponsive patients who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), results of a new...

COVID-19 Survivor Writes Thank-You Note to 116 Medical Workers

A New Yorker who spent a month in a coma with COVID-19 has written a thank-you note to 116 health care workers who helped him...

‘Landmark’ Study Pushed Detection of Covert Consciousness in TBI

Compelling advances in the ability to detect signs of consciousness in unconscious patients who have experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI) are leading to unprecedented changes...

COVID Patients Survive Ventilator, But Linger in a Coma

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Leslie Cutitta said yes, twice, when clinicians from Massachusetts General Hospital...

COVID-19 Update: Oleander Extract, Younger Adults

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

Consensus Document Reviews Determination of Brain Death

Dr Gene Sung A group of experts representing various international professional societies has drafted a consensus statement on the determination of brain death or death...

Predictors of Improvement in Disorders of Consciousness

Younger age, shorter time since injury, higher level of responsiveness and consciousness, and EEG reactivity to eye opening are all factors that can predict 6-month...