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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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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.
Transplantation could not be performed, since it was necessary to wait for 7 days according to the criteria of brain death.
Teresi also disdains a concept of brain death that relies on an individual's "loss of personhood" (the quote is from the Harvard committee's report).
This has reignited the debate about whether potential donations after brain death are now being translated to DCD.
Thus the concepts of brainstem and brain death, and the policies based upon them, reflect social decisions, not medical fact.
Brain death training for hospital workers increase donor detection rate.
If brain death does not occur and death occurs by cardiac cessation, the option of tissue or eye donation exists.
According to a very conservative estimate there are more than 1,000 brain deaths annually in the five major hospitals of Karachi.
Brain Death and the Return to DCD: The Pittsburgh Protocol DCD is not a new donation paradigm, but a revived version of non-heartbeating donation (NHBD).
Indeed, I think that this is the real reason so many of us have been willing to accept brain death as death.
The bill aims to revise the current Organ Transplant Law, which recognizes brain death only in cases involving people who have already declared their intention to donate organs and if their family members agree to it.
The cause of death was recorded as brain death due to trauma to the skull.