Artificial comas can cause kidney failure | ScienceNordic

Artificial comas can cause kidney failureApril 16, 2012 – 06:30Inducing a patient into an artificial coma can end with kidney failure, making the patient’s condition even worse. This practice should be changed, says researcher.Keywords: Diseases, Health, Medicine, The Body, The brainSendPDFPrintBy: Kristian SjøgrenRespirator treatment of patients in induced coma results in longer hospital stays and more complications such as kidney failure. A Danish researcher wants this practice changed. Photo: ColourboxNew research shows that an artificial or induced coma damages the patient’s health in the long term and can lead to kidney failure and other diseases.As a result, a Danish researcher wants to change what has become routine use of induced comas.“A patient with renal failure – when the kidneys stop working – is in a really bad situation,” says Thomas Strøm, PhD, a clinical associate professor in anaesthesiology at the University of Southern Denmark, who led a team that examined several factors among hospitalised patients.“We can see that an induced coma can give a patient a poorer physical condition than he or she would have otherwise had. The use of induced comas as a standard treatment must be changed.”

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