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Zolpidem and coma





Could a Sleeping Pill 39Wake Up39 Coma Patients? - ABC News

8/12/2014
01:27 | Author: Nick Jenkins

Zolpidem and coma
Could a Sleeping Pill 39Wake Up39 Coma Patients? - ABC News

But for a few patients with brain damage, taking zolpidem -- a drug commonly known by the brand name Ambien -- may lead to increased.

"In practice, it is being used already," he said. "In my ICU, we have had 400 people with comas coming in. We'll try a bunch of things, including different drugs. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't.".

In July, ABC News' "Good Morning America" reported a similar recovery of consciousness seen in George Melendez, a young Texan who had suffered brain damage in a car wreck in 1998. His injury made it impossible for him to move or communicate with his family.

"I noticed there was no sound coming out of George," said Melendez's mother, Pat Flores, to ABC News correspondent Mike von Fremd.

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Ambien and Coma Patients Trina Leigh

6/11/2014
03:14 | Author: Lauren Ross

Zolpidem and coma
Ambien and Coma Patients Trina Leigh

The first report of a zolpidem awakening came from South Africa, in 1999. A coma patient was given zolpidem for what appeared to be.

Ambien is a widely used prescription sleep aid, along with its generic counterpart zolpidem. However, in some cases it has been reported to do just the opposite, awaken comatose patients.

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Source: New York Times: A Drug That Wakes the Near Dead.

The reports on zolpidem are still mixed.

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ZOLPIDEM THE ECCITATORY INHIBITOR. Recovery in Disorder

4/10/2014
05:21 | Author: Nick Jenkins

Zolpidem and coma
ZOLPIDEM THE ECCITATORY INHIBITOR. Recovery in Disorder

Can Zolpidem wake people from coma. Disorders of consciousness (DOC) include coma, vegetative state (VS) and minimally conscious state.

It is absorbed quickly, and that makes it very suitable to induce sleep rapidly. It has a short half life of 2.4 hours with no active metabolite; it does not accumulate with following administering. In the liver, the drug is oxidised and hydroxylated in order to inactive metabolites that are eliminated primarily through renal excretion.

Schiff, in his report ( Recovery of consciousness after brain injury: a mesocircuit hypothesis ), has proposed a "mesocircuit hypothesis" to explain the paradoxical arousing effects of GABA ergic agents on patients with disorders of consciousness characterized by circuit - level disturbance.

Recovery of consciousness after brain injury: a mesocircuit hypothesis.

Evidence for Zolpidem efficacy in brain damage.

These recent research findings appropriay encourage further treatment studies, but it is unrealistic to hope that any treatment will be of benefit to all patients with DOC.

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Ayanda Nqinana, Coma Patient, Speaks, Recognizes Family After

2/9/2014
07:48 | Author: David Perry

Zolpidem and coma
Ayanda Nqinana, Coma Patient, Speaks, Recognizes Family After

A South African man who has been in a coma for seven years Stilnox and other sleeping pills with the active ingredient zolpidem have had.

Discovery of the sleep aid's unintended effects was an accident, however.

Vijoen's doctor Wally Nel, told the Daily Mail he has since prescribed the pill for more than 150 brain-damaged patients and has seen improvements in about 60 percent of them.

Sally Nielsen is nevertheless one of Nel's converts. Her fiance, Sam Goddard, collapsed on Valentine's Day in 2010, just three months before the two were due to be married. Nielsen fought for the right to administer Stilnox after more traditional rehabilitation treatments slowed, the New Zealand Herald reported.

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Medical miracle? Father wakes up from seven-year coma after he is

10/18/2014
01:05 | Author: Kayla Henderson

Zolpidem and coma
Medical miracle? Father wakes up from seven-year coma after he is

A South African man who had been in a coma for seven years was It contains Zolpidem, which studies have found increases blood flow in the.

'I will never forget the day Ayanda woke up; it was the happiest day of my life.

Reverse effect: A South African man who had been in a coma for seven years was 'woken up' after being given Stilnox sleeping pills.

By Graham Smith for MailOnline.

John White at Moss Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia is leading a study into the connection.

Studies into the connection between stroke rehabilitation and Stilnox are ongoing.

He said: 'He has not spoken to me.

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