The sight of an apparently awake but unresponsive patient challenges the
clinical skills of all practitioners. Diagnostic and therapeutic strategies may not be
At most institutions, the computed tomography (CT) scan is the fastest and most
readily available imaging modality. In the evaluation of an unresponsive patient,
Jan 29, 2009 ... Clinical Decisions from The New England Journal of Medicine — Care of an
Unresponsive Patient with a Poor Prognosis.
Unresponsive Patient. Admitted to the Emergency. Department. Irfan Warraich,
MD,1 Ashwani Kumar, MD,2 Ratna Grewal,. MD,1 Rodney Tucay, MD,1 Jeffrey ...
Aug 13, 2013 ... Using specialized MRI machines, researchers found the brains of patients who
were physically nonresponsive lit up on cue when the patients ...
During the encounter the patient is observed to be alert, but silent and
unresponsive. Her family relates that the right heel ulcer has been present for
Sep 4, 2007 ... Ever have a patient who is brought in “unresponsive”? You know — the ones
who blink their eyes when you touch their face and the ones ...
Aug 20, 2012 ... As you're arriving the engine crew hails you on a tac channel and relays that the
patient is unresponsive, but breathing and they have put her ...
The patient is unresponsive and cannot be roused. ... A minority of coma patients
may be able to open their eyes occasionally or groan and withdraw limbs from ...
Dec 10, 2012 ... Although these patients “awaken” from their coma (i.e. open the eyes, start to
breath unaided) they remain “unresponsive” (i.e. without response ...