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brain death

irreversible cessation of respiration due to irreparable brain damage, even though the heart may continue beating with the aid of a mechanical ventilator: widely considered as the criterion of death
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However, complications from the surgery left the teenager brain dead, according to the hospital authorities.
People are considered brain dead when they suffer complete loss of brain function, including involuntary activity necessary to sustain life.
The post Greek Cypriot student brain dead after hooligan clash appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
The 61-year-old Irish actor said that when he arrived at the Canadian hospital to meet his deceased wife, who was brain dead, after her accident, he professed his love for her, before asking the doctors to remove her from life support.
The truth is, however, that a patient who is brain dead can be sustained by intensive care.
On Friday, surgical teams from the three medical institutions extracted the heart, liver and kidneys from the boy, who was declared brain dead at Toyama University Hospital in Toyama on Thursday after his brain became deprived of oxygen supply after suffering cardiopulmonary arrest following an accident.
All these things happen to you after you've been declared brain dead.
Ultimately, it was concluded that Tara had been brain dead for many months prior to the autopsy.
A Salmaniya Medical Complex Yusuf Khalil Almoayyed Nephrology and Kidney Transplant Centre team received a Saudi Organ Transplant Centre delegation and discussed activating a GCC programme, involving particularly clinically brain dead patients.
Summary: Paris, May 20, 2010, SPA -- A policewoman was declared brain dead today after being fired upon during a vehicle spot-check on a motorway outside Paris, dpa cited France Info radio as reporting.
In a case raising serious questions about procedures used to determine brain death, a man declared brain dead was found to be very much alive just four hours after that diagnosis, just as his family was getting ready to pay their respects and say goodbye.
A former champion boxer shot in the head after asking three men to stop smoking is now brain dead and will have his life support machine switched off today, his solicitor said last night.