Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Drowning and Near Drowning Outlook

What to expect with drowning and near drowning:

  • Almost all victims who require resuscitation will die or suffer severe brain damage.
  • Drowning due to a neck fracture usually has a very poor outcome.
  • Drowning due to alcohol ingestion usually has a very poor outcome.

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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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