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What are the complications of anoxic brain injuries?

A serious complication of an anoxic brain injury is the possibility of entering into a protracted vegetative state. The length of time one can survive in a vegetative state is partially dependent on avoiding additional complications. These may include malnourishment, pneumonia, bed sores, and clots in the veins.

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Is an anoxic brain injury serious?
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An anoxic brain injury is a serious and possibly life-threatening injury in which the brain is depri...
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What should I do if I suspect someone has had an anoxic brain injury?
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If someone is losing consciousness or you suspect that they've had an anoxic brain injury, call 911 ...
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How do other illnesses affect anoxic brain injuries?
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Cardiovascular disease and strokes can affect anoxic brain injuries by putting you at higher risk fo...
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How does the length of a coma relate to anoxic brain injury outcomes?
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In some cases, anoxic brain injuries can cause people to go into comas. Generally, the less time a p...
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