Originally published by Harvard Health.
What Is It?
Coma is a deep and prolonged state of unconsciousness resulting from disease, injury or poisoning. The word coma usually refers to the state in which a person appears to be asleep but cannot be awakened.
Persistent vegetative state refers to another form of altered...
1. For ICU patients requiring mechanical ventilation, no decrease in duration or incidence of delirium or coma was found with prophylactic haloperidol versus placebo.
2. Antipsychotic medications may reduce analgesic and hypnotic total dosage and days of treatment.
Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)
Study Rundown: Delirium is an acute dysfunction in...