coma scale


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co·ma scale

a clinical scale to assess impaired consciousness; assessment may include motor responsiveness, verbal performance, and eye opening, as in the Glasgow (Scotland) c.s., or the same three items and dysfunction of cranial nerves, as in the Maryland (U.S.) c.s.

co·ma scale

(kō'mă skāl)
A clinical scale to assess impaired consciousness; assessment may include motor responsiveness, verbal performance, and eye opening, as in the Glasgow (Scotland) coma scale, or the same three items and dysfunction of cranial nerves, as in the Maryland (U.S.) coma scale.
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The Glasgow Coma Scale ( GCS) of the patient is being monitored on a daily basis," he said.
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The Glasgow Coma Scale of the patient is being monitored on a daily basis," he added.
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In patients with a subdural hematoma imaging findings (hematoma volume, degree of midline shift, and compression of the brainstem) and neurological examination (low Glasgow Coma Scale score) may help indicate prognosis and appropriate treatment options (surgery or medical) [41 In the presented case surgical treatment wasn't considered because hematoma size didn't increase and patient's clinic did not deteriorate during follow-up.