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obtunded

adjective Mentally clouded or dulled.

obtunded

Neurology adjective Mentally dulled; “out of it”. See Comatose.

obtunded

(ŏb-tŭn′dĕd)
Having diminished arousal and awareness, often as the result of intoxication, metabolic illness, infection, or neurological catastrophe.
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The role of MRI in the clearance of the cervical spine in the obtunded blunt trauma patient.
Over the next two days, she remained obtunded and responded only to painful stimuli.
Animals will display nonspecific clinical signs such as anorexia, being obtunded (severe depression or unresponsiveness), and weight loss.
In the echo of the last line, the narrator's claim to lack "human fears" reads neither as a statement of obtunded feeling nor as a rational response to the knowledge that the beloved has been released from the assaults of time.
MRI is obtained in patients whose CT scans show a potentially unstable injury, obtunded patients who cannot localize symptoms, and those with neurologic symptoms.
His mental status improved dramatically and the CSF otorrhea resolved, but he subsequently became increasingly obtunded and somnolent over the next 2 days.
* Useful for obtunded patients, following ingestion of tablets, plant seeds, salicylates, etc.
The court found that the plaintiff presented significant testimony by a board certified medical expert that the patient, after suffering a stroke, was "significantly cognitively impaired." The court noted that the plaintiff's medical expert opined that the patient fluctuated between a stuporous and obtunded level of consciousness and, although there were times that he was alert and could answer "yes" or "no" rationally, there was no time when he could communicate his wants, needs, and feelings.
One-third presented with focal neurologic deficits, one-third had neck pain, 21% had mental status changes, and 18% were obtunded. Of the 91 patients, 43 had positive CT findings, 5 had equivocal findings, and 43 had a negative CT.
A patient who is toxic with GHB presents to the ED completely obtunded. The typical approach is to maintain ABCs, run a routine urinalysis, and check some major serochemistries.
A patient who is toxic with GHB presents to the emergency department completely obtunded. The typical approach is to maintain ABCs, run a routine urinalysis, and check some major serochemistries.
In fact, my contention is that it is the lower-risk resident--someone who might be bedridden but is in fairly good general health and able to move about in bed--who suddenly becomes sicker, more dehydrated and slightly obtunded, who's really at greater risk.