hepatic coma


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hepatic coma

[he′pad·ik ′kō·mə]
(medicine)
Unconscious state associated with advanced liver disease.
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This reduces plasma toxins and allows patients to wake up from hepatic coma.
effusion -- 1 1 Wound infection 2 -- -- Pain -- 1 -- Failure of lung 1 -- -- re-expansion Hepatic precoma -- -- 1 Tense Ascites 1 -- -- Tense Ascites & -- 1 -- Hepatic Coma Table 4.
Potassium excretion is increased initially upon administration of methazolamide and in patients with cirrhosis or hepatic insufficiency could precipitate a hepatic coma.
The BioLogic-DT(R) System is in use in liver transplant centers worldwide for the treatment of acute hepatic coma.
These drugs should be used with caution in patients with impaired hepatic function or progressive liver disease, since minor alterations of fluid and electrolyte balance may precipitate hepatic coma.
Hepatic coma is a grave complication in these patients with liver disease.
HemoCleanse is currently marketing the BioLogic-DT(R) System and extracorporeal blood treatment system that has FDA market clearance for the treatment of Acute Hepatic Coma and drug overdose.