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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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It provides definition and criteria for brain death, including the requirement for two physicians and a neurologist that the patient does not have blood flow to the brain.
2) medical article makes no mention of the ethical discussion on the intensive care unit staff's feelings about caring for the body of a woman with brain death and for her fetus.
The decree also explained the conditions and exceptions for the declaration of brain death, including proper diagnosis through clinical preliminary examination, then the brain reflexes test with the visual response to light.
Either directly through trauma, or indirectly through secondary disease indications, brain death is the final pathological state that over 60 million people globally transfer through each year.
Brain death is defined as the irreversible cessation of all brain function, including that in the brain stem.
In the opinion of the pediatric neurologist who has examined Jahi, having spent hours with her and reviewed numerous videotapes of her, that time has proven that Jahi has not followed the trajectory of imminent total body deterioration and collapsed that was predicted back in December of 2013, based on the diagnosis of brain death.
All brain stem reflexes were absent mimicking brain death.
This lack of understanding of the concept of brain death prevents the utilization of these individuals as potential organ donors, which is a problem in an era where the requirement for organs exceeds their availability.
Keywords: brain death, brain death confirmatory test, brain death examination, la coma depasse, organ donation, permanent unconsciousness
Tests revealed that her brain had been without oxygen for an hour, and the consequences had been fatal, prompting a diagnosis of brain death.
Primary or secondary brain death is accompanied with vasospasm of the perforators & further exaggerating the anoxic damage, in the form of neuropraxia and absent RNT.
Issa al-Salmi gave a speech during which he highlighted the importance of donating kidney of brain death patients because of the high incidence of kidney disease in the last two decades due to the increase in diabetes and pressure.