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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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The possibility of maintaining fetal life in cases of maternal brain death generates a specific problem.
For paediatric brain death, the decree mandates 48- hour observation period for infants aged 7 days to two months; 24 hours for infants aged two months to 1 year; with 2 electroencephalograms separated by a period of 24 hours and both showing the absolute lack of effectiveness of brain or one ECG showing brain inactivity and lack of blood flow to the brain confirmed through CT scan or radioisotope,; and children aged 1 year and until puberty, the same adult protocol is followed except the observation period which must be at least 12 hours.
Through our study, we will gain unique insights into the state of human brain death, which will have important connections to future therapeutic development for other severe disorders of consciousness, such as coma, and the vegetative and minimally conscious states, as well as a range of degenerative CNS conditions, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease," said Dr.
Donor cause of brain death in renal transplantation: A predictive factor for graft function?
This case report highlights absence of i nflammation at common krait bite site but loss of brain stem reflex mimicking brain death, thus prompting clinical staff to consider withdrawing ventilator support, which is harmful.
In the Middle East, the major experience in the field of brain death and organ donation comes from Saudi Arabia.
Few diagnoses affect a patient and family more than that of brain death (BD).
14,15] The precise methods and criteria for determining brain death vary from state to state and hospital to hospital, but the American Academy of Neurology states that three criteria must be fulfilled to confirm the diagnosis: 'coma (with a known cause), absence of brainstem reflexes, and apnoea (the cessation of breathing without artificial support)'.
This same Principle of generation of impulses from presynaptic region to postsynaptic region by the 10,000 FOLD EFFECT of NO along with vasodilatation of the arteriolar perforators is the basis of authors' hypothesis to treat brain death cases.
eeg modules are required for the continuous monitoring of brain function - possible to assess the function of the brain as a whole and brain activity of individual areas to determine brain death.
While issues of justice in access to donor organs surface occasionally in the press, it has been many years since I read a discussion of the ethics of brain death and the complicated factors that must surround the donation of organs in a usable form for the recipient.
Even in cases of brain death, however, it is not unusual for doctors and hospitals to sympathetically and mechanically maintain patients to allow families to "adjust" to the death.
12th, she was declared dead by neurological criteria, colloquially called brain death.
Is it the Somatic or the Brain death which should be the point of no return.
DOCTORS need better education when it comes to the complicated ethical issue of brain death and when organs can be removed for life-saving transplants, stakeholders said at a public consultation organised by the ministry of health yesterday.