First, the clinicians confronted with patients with sudden loss of consciousness
should avoid limiting the scope of diagnostic thinking before evaluating all probable causes, and before postulating some diagnoses and treatment according to the postulated one, some underrecognized causes as carotid sinus syncope should be searched.
Though loss of consciousness
may be the most attention-getting symptom of concussion, it is neither the most common nor the most serious.
Physiotherapist documentation of lower-extremity hypertonicity, lower-extremity injury, and loss of consciousness
for more than 24 hours after injury were all significantly associated with walking ability on discharge.
All children with head injuries * Fractured skull * Penetrating skull trauma * Deterioration in conscious state following injury * Focal neurological signs * Confusion or impairment of consciousness > 30 minutes * Loss of consciousness
> 5 minutes * Persistent vomiting or increasing headache post injury * Any convulsive movements * More than one episode of concussive injury in a game or training session * Where there is assessment difficulty (eg: an intoxicated patient) * High risk patients (eg: hemophilia, anticoagulant use) * Inadequate post injury supervision * High risk injury mechanism (eg: high velocity impact, missile injury)
Signs and symptoms include headache, nausea, dizziness, difficulty breathing, and loss of consciousness
It may cause a drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness
, and can result in death if emergency medical treatment is not provided quickly.
According to the Pesticide Action Network North America, paraquat can cause pulmonary edema, kidney damage, and coma; atrazine, while not acutely toxic, may be an endocrine disruptor; and 2,4-D can trigger abdominal pain, nausea, skin and eye redness, and loss of consciousness
, among other effects.
Two days after the CT study, the patient experienced acute tearing, eye pain, and chills, which were followed by a brief loss of consciousness
without overt seizure activity.
High-G flight comes with the territory for strike fighter aircrews, and these fliers most likely suffered loss of consciousness
due to high Gs (GLOC).
You document his closed head injury and loss of consciousness
The man, in his 30s, is in serious condition with high fever and suffers loss of consciousness
caused by cerebral meningitis, it said.
Initial symptoms: flushed skin, headache, rapid pulse, loss of consciousness
This is due largely to fatal midair collisions, Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT), and G-Induced Loss of Consciousness
Postconcussional disorder is a syndrome that follows from a traumatic brain injury that involves a cerebral concussion sufficiently severe to result in the loss of consciousness
(Kaplan & Sadock, 1998).
Analgesic: producing an insensibility to pain, without a loss of consciousness