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Recurrent tonic-clonic seizures and coma due to ingestion of Type I pyrethroids in a 19-month-old patient.

Giampreti A, Lampati L, Chidini G, Rocchi L, Rolandi L, Lonati D, Petrolini VM, Vecchio S, Locatelli CA, Manzo L

IRCCS Maugeri Foundation Clinical Institute and University of Pavia, Pavia Poison Centre and National Toxicology Information Centre, Pavia, Italy. andrea.giampreti@unipv.it

Published 21 June 2013 in Clin Toxicol (Phila), 51(6): 497-500.
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Articles on Coma published 17 June 2013:

Evaluating lung injury at increasing time intervals in a murine brain death model.   J Surg Res, 183(1): 419-26.

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Articles on Coma published 23 April 2013:

Teaching NeuroImages: Comatose patient with bilateral thalamic infarct due to internal carotid artery occlusion.   Neurology, 80(17): e185-6.

An 88-year-old woman with a medical history of diabetes, hypertension, and atrial fibrillation presented to the emergency room after being found unresponsive with a NIH Stroke Scale score of 23 and Glasgow Coma Scale score of 3. She was unresponsive to painful stimuli. Noncontrast CT demonstrated bilateral thalamic infarcts (figure 1A). [Abstract] [Full-text]


Articles on Coma published 11 April 2013:

Repletion of S-nitrosohemoglobin improves organ function and physiological status in swine after brain death.   Ann Surg, 257(5): 971-7.

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Articles on Coma published 28 March 2013:

Medicine versus religion in the surgical intensive care unit: who is in charge?   J Vasc Surg, 57(4): 1146-7.

The chief of surgery at a large academic medical center is approached by a vascular surgical faculty member. After a repair of an aortic dissection, an elderly man has remained comatose and has worsened over several weeks, developing multiple system organ failure. Statistically, his chance of leaving the hospital alive is <1%. The family is deeply religious, and the minister and various elders, deacons, and members of their church have been vigilant in constant prayerful attendance. The ... [Abstract] [Full-text]


Articles on Coma published 26 March 2013:

Prognosis in severe brain injury.   Crit Care Med, 41(4): 1104-23.

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Donor brain death exacerbates complement-dependent ischemia/reperfusion injury in transplanted hearts.   Circulation, 127(12): 1290-9.

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Factors predisposing to coma and delirium: fentanyl and midazolam exposure; CYP3A5, ABCB1, and ABCG2 genetic polymorphisms; and inflammatory factors.   Crit Care Med, 41(4): 999-1008.

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Articles on Coma published 18 March 2013:

Fluoro-D-glucose-micro positron emission tomography as a diagnostic tool to confirm brain death in a murine donor lung injury model.   J Surg Res, 180(2): 343-8.

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