March 29, 2022

New free webinar

A coma of unknown origin is one of the most striking differential diagnoses in the Intensive Care Unit or Emergency Department.

It is defined as an impairment of consciousness for reasons other than traumatic brain injury or cerebral hypoperfusion in cardiac arrest.

Neurological, neurosurgical and medical conditions are responsible for inducing such a coma, making it a life-threatening emergency. In the following webinar, jointly organised by the Trauma & Emergency Medicine (TEM) and Neuro Intensive Care (NIC) ESICM Sections, our experts will present 4 different clinical cases of coma patients and will take us on their clinical journey.

Clinical cases

  • INCSE (metabolic encephalopathy)
  • Intoxication leading to myoclonus and DoC
  • Intracranial hypotension as cause for encephalopathy
  • Unexpected stroke in the critically ill patient

Learning outcomes

  • Understand how to assess a DOC patient
  • Discuss the role of EEG monitoring
  • Learn about differential diagnosis and treatment principles
  • Learn how to perform a differential diagnosis for encephalopathy
  • Identify the role of the critical care neurologic examination


Dr Raimund HELBOK
Medical University of Innsbruck (AT)

Dr Soojin PARK
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center (USA)

Prof Claudio SANDRONI
Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli, Rome (IT)
Chair, ESICM Trauma & Emergency Medicine Section



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