A-Z List


Coma

Annotated Internet


Internet Address: http://www.waiting.com/comabasics.html

This site contains a definition of coma and describes the two areas it involves (reactivity and perceptivity), stimuli, and actions of a comatose patient. It also stresses the importance of speaking positively around a person in a coma. This site could be helpful when looking for an in depth definition of coma.



Internet Address: http://www.waiting.com/brainstem.html

This site contains a diagram of the brainstem. It also includes the definitions of the different areas that make up the brainstem. It would be helpful when looking for information on the brainstem, which is the section of the brain that serves as the initial entrance for music processing.

Internet Address: http://www.waiting.com/levelsfcoma.html

This site explains the Glasgow coma scale and the Rancho Los Amigos scale. It could be helpful for comparing two scales of coma assessment or when looking for information on one or both of the scales.

Internet Address: http://www.waiting.com/rancholosamigos.html

This site contains the eight levels of the Rancho Los Amigos scale. It could be helpful when looking for information on a certain stage of coma defined in the Rancho Los Amigos scale.

Internet Address: http://www.comarecovery.org/comaarousal.htm

This site includes the four scientific theories that address the issue of the brain’s apparent adaptability in recovering from brain injury. It also explains different coma arousal therapy methods used to achieve responses from the patients. It could be helpful when looking for new ideas for coma arousal therapy methods.

Internet Address: http://www.comarecovery.org/whatiscoma.htm

This site contains the most accurate, up to date definition of coma. It also compares two different scales used to determine the patient’s stage of awareness. It could be helpful when looking for information on coma and two of the scales used for assessment of coma.



Internet Address: http://www.comarecovery.org/comatreatable.htm

This site provides different ideas about how coma can be treated and discusses the chances of recovery. It could be helpful when looking for ideas for more coma treatments.

Internet Address: http://medocos.ucdavis.edu/NEU/420/lecture/knight/coma.htm

This site includes the anatomy and physical diagnosis of coma, metabolic coma, structural coma, electrical coma, treatment, and evaluation for comatose patients. It could be helpful when looking for definitions and different treatment methods.