Monday, May 1, 2017

Causes of coma : mnemonic

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Coma ( unresponsive and unarousable state ) causes mnemonic


CENTRAL causes - CEMTS
C - Cerebrovascular accident
E - Epilepsy
M - Meningitis
T - Trauma
S - Septicemia

METABOLIC causes - META
M - iMpaired glucose Metabolism
E - Electrolyte abnormalities
T - Temperature fall ( hypothermia )
A - Air ( Resp failure )

DRUGS - DRS
D - anti Depressants ( TCAs )
R - cns Relaxants ( sedatives )
S - Salicylates ( Aspirin )

Other organs - ACHE
A - Addisonian crisis
C - Cardiac Arrest
H - Hypothyroidism
E - Encephalopathy


Thats all
- Jaskunwar Singh

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