Stopping Brain Death Breakthrough

Brain Death

The tantalising prospect of treating a range of brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, all with the same drug has been raised by UK researchers.

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    04/22/2018 - 4:34 pm | View Link
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    04/20/2018 - 10:16 am | View Link
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  • Confirmatory Tests For Brain Death
    Medically, brain death is death. If the diagnosis is made properly, it can be done just by ensuring the patient is in a coma of known and irreversible cause, and that certain physical exam findings are absent, including brainstem reflexes and any effort to breathe during an apnea test.
    04/20/2018 - 1:18 am | View Website
  • Understanding Brain Death and Organ Donation | Finger ...
    Brain death occurs when a person has an irreversible, catastrophic brain injury, which causes total cessation of all brain function (the upper brain structure and brain stem). Brain death is not a coma or persistent vegetative state.
    04/19/2018 - 9:19 am | View Website
  • Time to stop using the term ‘brain death’ in public ...
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    01/31/2018 - 6:55 pm | View Website
  • Brain Death | The National Kidney Foundation
    Brain death is a legal definition of death. It is the complete stopping of all brain function and cannot be reversed. It means that, because of extreme and serious trauma or injury to the brain, the body's blood supply to the brain is blocked, and the brain dies. Brain death is death.
    12/24/2015 - 5:22 am | View Website
  • What 'Brain-Dead' Means
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    01/3/2014 - 12:12 pm | View Website
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