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Coma: Definition, Etiologies, and a Case for Review

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In this lecture Dr. Crawford presents the definition of coma, the most common etiologies, and uses a case to highlight clinical management strategies.


A 73 year-old female is transferred to the hospital from her nursing home after being found unresponsive. 


  • Definition of coma
  • Anatomy of awareness
  • Three broad categories of coma etiologies
  • Brief review of the pathophysiology of comatose states
  • Initital evaluation
  • Diagnosis
  • Management


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