Introduction

In critical illness impaired consciousness is often the first sign of a severe pathological process. Consciousness is defined as an awareness of self and the environment, which requires both arousal and content. There are different types of depressed consciousness and even coma, the most severe form of absolute unconsciousness, is a heterogeneous state. Coma is a state of unresponsiveness from which the patient, who appears to be asleep, cannot be aroused by verbal and physical stimuli to produce any meaningful response; therefore the diagnosis of coma implies the absence of both arousal and content. Coma must be considered as a symptom with varied clinical accompaniments, numerous causes, different natural modes, and several management modes. Stupor is a state of unconsciousness from which the patient can be awakened to produce inadequate responses to verbal and physical stimuli. Somnolence is a state of unconsciousness from which the patient can be fully awakened (TinJlQall! ยง1M 1.9.9.2).

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

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