Evaluacion del neonato a termino comatoso

Translated title of the contribution: Full newborn coma evaluation

I. Alfonso, O. Papazian, E. Hernández

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Coma is differentiated from sleep by the absence of a normal arousal response and from death by the presence of heart beats and the absence of brain death criteria. Most causes of coma are readily diagnosed and treated. Others require a test whose results are not immediately available, transportation or a risky procedure and empirical treatment has to be considered. In addition to treating the cause of coma, treatment of the systemic and neurological causes of secondary brain damage is paramount.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)685-690
Number of pages6
JournalRevista de neurologia
Issue number141
StatePublished - May 1 1997



  • coma
  • metabolic diseases
  • newborn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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Alfonso, I., Papazian, O., & Hernández, E. (1997). Evaluacion del neonato a termino comatoso. Revista de neurologia, 25(141), 685-690.