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What can cause the oxygen deprivation that leads to an anoxic brain injury?

Several different kinds of injuries and disease processes can lead to the oxygen deprivation that causes an anoxic brain injury. Among the most common are cardiac arrest, traumatic brain injury, drowning, choking, a general anesthesia accident, and carbon monoxide poisoning. Other possible events that can lead to an anoxic brain injury include electrocution, barbiturate poisoning, chest trauma, and severe bronchial asthma.

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How does the length of a coma relate to anoxic brain injury outcomes?
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How do other illnesses affect anoxic brain injuries?
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What should I do if I suspect someone has had an anoxic brain injury?
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What is an anoxic brain injury?
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