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July 1, 2002 |
An Orange County sheriff's deputy remained in a coma Sunday after his patrol car crashed and burst into flames during the hunt for a drive-by shooting suspect, authorities said. Deputy Mike Gaard, 33, who received multiple fractures and lacerations in the accident Saturday, was in a medically induced coma at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, where officials listed him in guarded condition.
April 24, 2013 |
It is hard indeed to have much hope for the recovery of Gustavo Cerati. The former frontman of Soda Stereo, the pioneering Argentine rock band, has been in a coma since suffering a stroke while on tour in 2010. El Universal, the Mexico City newspaper, reports today that Lilian Clark, the singer's mother, believes there still may be "small signs of hope" to be found in her son's condition. "We who are helping at his side every day, we note some responses, small perhaps, but responses," the newspaper quotes Clark as telling Colombia's RCN Radio in Spanish.
December 30, 2010 |
Anesthesia doesn't put patients to "sleep," as they're often told. Rather, anesthesia puts the brain into a state of unconsciousness that's more like being in a reversible coma than being asleep, a new study says. The study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday looked at how the brain behaves while asleep, in a coma and under general anesthesia. The brain activity of an anesthetized patient, for example, was more like a deeply unconscious coma patient than someone sleeping.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2005 |
A Canadian man convicted of first-degree murder in a 1998 holdup that left a Lake Forest jewelry store owner dead and her husband in a coma was handed a sentence Friday of 25 years to life in prison. James Jordan Priel, of Vancouver was 21 when he robbed the Jewel Garden. Nancy Sleiman, 51, was fatally shot and her husband, Mike, 53, was shot in the head and left in a coma from which he recovered. Priel was sentenced at Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana.
February 18, 2011 |
"Unknown" is a nifty international thriller of the "what if?" variety. What if you came out of a coma after a car accident to find that no one knew you? Or, even worse, that someone had pilfered your identity, and everyone you thought you knew, especially your wife, insisted that that other person was you. Now an ordinary individual might have trouble in that situation, but "Unknown" doesn't have anyone average as the beleaguered biologist Martin Harris ? it has Liam Neeson, the star of "Taken" and one of the most naturally forceful actors on the contemporary scene.
May 23, 1986 |
Rep. John E. Grotberg (R-Ill.), so weak as the result of a coma he suffered earlier this year that he needs help to sign his name, is ending his bid for a second term, an aide said Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1990
A West Hollywood dentist was sentenced to four years' probation Friday and ordered to complete 350 hours of community service in the death of a patient who was given anesthesia and slipped into a coma before dying. Dr. William G. Miller, 32, who pleaded no contest Nov. 4 to one count of involuntary manslaughter, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Bernard Kamins. Deputy Dist. Atty. Bob Dawson said he did not push for jail time for Miller because the dentist had no criminal record.
April 4, 1997 |
An illegal "date rape drug" that killed a Texas teenager and sent a Georgia woman into a coma is being blamed for 69 cases of poisoning in New York and Texas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Many of those people were hospitalized in intensive care. The drug, gamma hydroxy butyrate, or GHB, is an odorless and tasteless depressant that can cause euphoria, but in higher doses, it can lead to breathing problems, seizures, coma and death.