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brain-dead

mod. stupid. I don’t know why he’s so dull. He’s seems brain-dead half the time.
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2) If an anencephalic newborn is born with life signs and only if there is no expectation for survival, brain death can be declared in this baby.
The drop in the DBD is multifactorial, including but not limited to: better road traffic rules contributing to decreased trauma; changes in neuro-intensive care; and neurosurgical practices such as decompressive craniectomy, leading to a decrement in brain death (20,21).
Youngner and Arnold similarly note that waiting ten minutes after cardiac cessation is necessary for brain death to set in and ensure that the brain is not still alive when circulatory death is declared.
Position two is a laudable attempt to rescue brain death, but time will tell how convinced the rest of the world will be.
Plan C advocates tightening the terms for diagnosing brain death.
The UAE is the only GCC nation which does not recognise brain death as a legal definition of death, thereby disallowing taking of organs for transplants from such patients.
Brain death was further confirmed by EEG at 2 pm which showed flat tracings.
The traditional criteria of death--absence of breathing and heartbeat, immobility, deathly pallor, decomposition, rigor mortis, and cadaveric lividity--have been superseded by the criteria of brain death.
Dr Said al Mughairy, a resident at the neurosurgery unit at Khoula Hos-pital, wants to educate professionals as well as the community about brain death and as a result, increase the number of brain-death organ transplants into living patients.
Chronic brain death refers to a state in which the heart of the patient, even after being pronounced brain dead, does not stop beating for an extended period of time.
If donation after cardiac death (DCD) were pursued as diligently as donation after brain death, the number of organs available for transplant would increase significantly.
It then lists approaches to specific diseases and conditions, including stroke, essential tumors, carpal tunnel syndrome, myopathies and brain death.
An in-depth discussion explores how Buddhist and Shinto scholars have used fundamental concepts with each religious tradition to agree and disagree with the disclosure of an incurable disease to a patient, brain death, and brain-dead organ transplantation.
Brain death (BD) is determined after a patient has sustained some form of a catastrophic neurologic injury that results in an irreversible loss of cerebral and brain steam function.
He hailed the fatwa of the Grand Mufti of Oman, His Eminence Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamed Al Khalili, allowing organ transplant after brain death under certain circumstances and called it a step forward.