brain death

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death when respiration and other reflexes are absent

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Brain death occurs when a person no longer has any activity in their brain stem and there is no potential for consciousness, is kept alive through a ventilator, the UK's national health service says.
1) In the subjects in this group, life support was given immediately after delivery and the organs were removed in an appropriate way whether or not brain death occured.
If life has been sustained by a heart-lung machine, there are strict criteria to be fulfilled before declaring brain death.
Teresi maintains that brain death is an exceptionally ill-advised standard for declaring someone legally dead.
In 2008, the DCD pilot project was launched in Queensland, aimed at raising awareness about organ donation, while explaining that brain death is no longer a legal prerequisite for organ donation.
And that is, you know, the sine qua non for determining brain death.
These oddities are possible because medical scientists did not "discover" the equivalence of brain death (in the UK, brainstem death) with death, in the same way that they discovered, say, a breast cancer gene.
Further obstacles in South Africa are inadequate disease prevention programmes, lack of awareness about brain death diagnosis among health care workers, and lack of funding.
Having worked in an ICU, I believe that brain death is not well understood among nurses or even physicians.
Of these, 8,289 kidneys were donated after brain death and 845 after heart death.
After performing recommended tests, if the criteria are fulfilled, brain death is declared.
CDATA[ After teen suffers brain death, family donates his organs, saving four youths aged 13 to 17 and one adult.
This paper begins with an exploration of the history of DCD and the brain death standard, which DCD now seeks to supplement.
Although clinical death in the medical profession is brain death, many MPs argued that death must involve both brain death and cardiac arrest.
Eelco Wijdick's 2003 historical study of the Harvard Committee's work gives a more nuanced picture, pointing out that "neurologists in the committee knew too well that brain death represented a unique comatose state that could be clearly delineated from other neurologic states.