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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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The related trainings organized by their hospitals, the number of patients they provide care to in a shift, and the process hospitals follow in brain death cases are effective in order for ICU nurses to perform their roles in guiding the families/relatives of the brain-death patients to organ donation.
The panelists were asked to share their views on acceptability of brain death by the healthcare professionals, Views on Deceased Organ Donation in the society and Role of Transplant Coordinators.
Many states came to accommodate the "brain death" criterion of death into their legislation, consequently designing the legal frame allowing organ harvesting from "brain dead" donors.
I am a neurologist specializing in neurocritical care, with both clinical and research interests in acute brain damage, and broad exposure to catastrophic brain injury and brain death. My analysis of the study is that it reinforces much of what we already know, that death is a continuum.
As the organ transplant programme actively takes shape, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has issued a policy that defines brain death clearly.
The Harvard committee's concept of brain death was eventually accepted by states across the country.
He informed that directives issued by the Commission aimed to make the program successful are based on many aspects including organ donation pledge to be included in driving license and national identity cards of citizens and making mandatory on public and private hospitals to report all brain deaths within 6 hours, to name a few.
Since the first Harvard University brain death standard was initially published in 1968, the determination of brain death has been ongoing for half a century.
And in case of brain death donors, the respective police surgeons should provide guidelines of the procedures to be followed before removing organs of deceased donors and in situations where medico-legal cases were pending police surgeons be made part of the procedures.
Brain death came about because of the development of positive pressure mechanical ventilation in the 1950s.
INTRODUCTION: Understanding of brain death's etiopathogenesis has undergone a giant stride in past decades, so as the further management, from simple surfeit waiting for natural death to medical fraternity fostering stem cell transplantations in brain or various organ transplantations.