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Brain Death

Brain Death Book
Author : C. Machado
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2007-07-16
ISBN : 9780387389752
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This text provides an overview of the processes of brain death, exploring the concepts and historical approach of human death, clinical examinations of brain-dead patients, ancillary tests in coma and brain death, bioethical discussions of brain death and its relationship with some consciousness disturbances, and the legal considerations of human death. Unlike other, narrow-focus reference this book encompasses a wide spectrum of issues including medical, legal, bioethical and historical aspects.

Ethical and Legal Issues in Neurology

Ethical and Legal Issues in Neurology Book
Author : Eelco F.M. Wijdicks
Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Release : 2014-01-09
ISBN : 0128080787
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The diagnosis of brain death should be based on a simple premise. If every possible confounder has been excluded and all possible treatments have been tried or considered, irreversible loss of brain function is clinically recognized as the absence of brainstem reflexes, verified apnea, loss of vascular tone, invariant heart rate, and, eventually, cardiac standstill. This condition cannot be reversed – not even partly – by medical or surgical intervention, and thus is final. Many countries in the world have introduced laws that acknowledge that a patient can be declared brain-dead by neurologic standards. The U.S. law differs substantially from all other brain death legislation in the world because the U.S. law does not spell out details of the neurologic examination. Evidence-based practice guidelines serve as a standard. In this chapter, I discuss the history of development of the criteria, the current clinical examination, and some of the ethical and legal issues that have emerged. Generally, the concept of brain death has been accepted by all major religions. But patients’ families may have different ideas and are mostly influenced by cultural attitudes, traditional customs, and personal beliefs. Suggestions are offered to support these families.

Pediatric Neurology Part I

Pediatric Neurology Part I Book
Author : Fenella J. Kirkham,Stephen Ashwal
Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Release : 2013-04-24
ISBN : 0128077107
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Coma must persist for at least 1 hour to distinguish it from transient unconsciousness. Traumatic and nontraumatic coma are common problems in pediatric practice with high mortality and morbidity. Emergency neuroimaging is worthwhile even when etiology is known, as treatable complications, such as venous sinus thrombosis, as well as extradural and intracerebral hemorrhage, are commonly diagnosed. There is a wide range of possible etiologies in the previously well child, most of which may be diagnosed from neuroimaging and laboratory testing available as an emergency, or can be treated presumptively, e.g., with antimicrobials for infections. The modified Child's Glasgow Coma Scale (CGCS) for recording depth of consciousness in children is widely used and should be supplemented by examination for the signs of reversible central and uncal brainstem herniation due to acute intracranial hypertension. An evidence-based guideline for the investigation and management of decreased level of consciousness in children, written by an expert panel using the DELPHI principles, is available. Monitoring and rehabilitation should also be part of the management plan. Etiology, depth and duration of coma, and serial neurophysiology and imaging are predictors of outcome in survivors but must be interpreted cautiously. There are no reports of children meeting adult brain death criteria making good neurological recovery.

Head Injuries

Head Injuries Book
Author : Reinhold A. Frowein,Mario Brock,Margareta Klinger
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 3642742793
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The 17th volume of the "Advances in Neurosurgery" contains a selection of the scientific reports of the 39th annual meeting of the German Society for Neurosurgery, which was held in Cologne from May 8-11, 1988. The first section deals in particular with the long-term results of severe head injuries, as well as with problems of the acute traumatic hematomas and brain edema. The second section covers microsurgical experiences. Attention is focused on the anatomy and operative technique for lesions in and around the jugular foramen and the craniospinal transition. The third section describes the special new results of brain death determination. Beyond this, numerous contributions on clinical and research results were presented in a poster exhibition which was systematically studied in order to give younger neurosurgeons the opportunity for extensive discussion. The volume contains new information which will bring specialists up-to-date on the latest clinical and research developments in the field.

The Brain Dead Organ Donor

The Brain Dead Organ Donor Book
Author : Dimitri Novitzky,David K. C. Cooper
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-10-26
ISBN : 1461443040
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Addressing all aspects of brain death and thoroughly detailing how a potential organ donor should be maintained to ensure maximum use of the organs and cells, The Brain-Dead Organ Donor: Pathophysiology and Management is a landmark addition to the literature. This first-of-its-kind, multidisciplinary volume will be of interest to a large section of the medical community. The first section of the book reviews the historical, medical, legal, and ethical aspects of brain death. That is followed by two chapters on the pathophysiology of brain death as investigated in small and large animal models. This includes a review of the many hormonal changes, including the neuroendocrine- adrenergic ‘storm’, that takes place during and following the induction of brain death, and how they impact metabolism. The next section of the book reviews various effects of brain death, namely its impact on thyroid function, the inflammatory response that develops, and those relating to innate immunity. The chapters relating to assessment and management of potential organ donors will be of interest to a very large group of transplant surgeons and physicians as well as critical care and neurocritical care physicians and nurses. Neurologists, endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, and pathologists will also be interested, especially in the more basic science sections on various aspects of brain-death and hormonal therapy. Organ procurement organizations and transplant coordinators worldwide will also be interested in this title. Other chapters will be of interest to medical historians, medico-legal experts, and ethicists.

Finis Vitae

Finis Vitae Book
Author : Roberto De Mattei
Publisher : Rubbettino Editore
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Mechanisms for the Progression from Brain Death to Somatic Death in a Canine Model of the Brain Dead Organ Donor

Mechanisms for the Progression from Brain Death to Somatic Death in a Canine Model of the Brain Dead Organ Donor Book
Author : Thomas Stuart Huber
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Brain Death

Brain Death Book
Author : Jon Steinberg
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1980
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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On Understanding brain Death

On Understanding  brain Death   Book
Author : Paul A. Byrne
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1984
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Beyond Brain Death

Beyond Brain Death Book
Author : M. Potts,P.A. Byrne,R.G. Nilges
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2006-04-11
ISBN : 0306468824
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Beyond Brain Death offers a provocative challenge to one of the most widely accepted conclusions of contemporary bioethics: the position that brain death marks the death of the human person. Eleven chapters by physicians, philosophers, and theologians present the case against brain-based criteria for human death. Each author believes that this position calls into question the moral acceptability of the transplantation of unpaired vital organs from brain-dead patients who have continuing function of the circulatory system. One strength of the book is its international approach to the question: contributors are from the United States, the United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, and Japan. This book will appeal to a wide audience, including physicians and other health care professionals, philosophers, theologians, medical sociologists, and social workers.

Is Brain Death Death

Is Brain Death Death  Book
Author : Lukas Jost Meier
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Beyond Brain Death

Beyond Brain Death Book
Author : M. Potts,P. A. Byrne,R. G. Nilges
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-01-15
ISBN : 9789401738521
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Brain Death

Brain Death Book
Author : Eelco F. M. Wijdicks
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2017-05-11
ISBN : 9780190662493
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Your purchase of the print version of Brain Death includes access to videos available via Oxford Medicine Online. By activating your unique access code, you can discover these videos, and use them for teaching and training purposes. Brain Death provides a practical, comprehensive, clinical resource for practitioners seeing patients with acute catastrophic neurologic disorders evolving to brain death and all its ramifications. The clinical diagnosis of brain death has tremendous implications: its main purpose is to bring closure, but it often results in organ and tissue transplantation questions which need to be addressed. This third edition introduces new research in the intensive care unit, newly unearthed historical data on important US-UK differences, a thorough discussion of US guidelines and how it is used in hospital practices, and compares guidelines used elsewhere in the world. In this incisive work, the many complexities of diagnosis and management of brain death are examined but it also illuminates cultural beliefs and bioethical problems, highlights the nature of conferences with family members, and captures several organ procurement issues. The book also includes 30 commonly asked practice problems to resolve diagnostic uncertainties and conflicts along with 10 video clips to assist in neurological evaluation. Brain Death is a treatise by the leading expert on brain death, Eelco F.M. Wijdicks. This book is a work of primary source research and includes work from recent publications by the author. It is an invaluable resource for neurologists, neurointensivists, neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, trauma surgeons, neuroscience and intensive care nursing staff, transplantation surgeons, and organ procurement organizations.

Brain Death

Brain Death Book
Author : J. Kiffin Penry
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1972
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Brain Death

Brain Death Book
Author : C. Machado
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2007-09-10
ISBN : 0387389776
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This text provides an overview of the processes of brain death, exploring the concepts and historical approach of human death, clinical examinations of brain-dead patients, ancillary tests in coma and brain death, bioethical discussions of brain death and its relationship with some consciousness disturbances, and the legal considerations of human death. Unlike other, narrow-focus reference this book encompasses a wide spectrum of issues including medical, legal, bioethical and historical aspects.

Brain Death Criteria

Brain Death Criteria Book
Author : Charlotte Kenton
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1982
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Brain death

Brain death Book
Author : Sics Editore
Publisher : SICS Editore
Release : 2014-10-01
ISBN : 886930146X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The death of a person refers to the permanent cessation of all integrated brain function. Brain death denotes a state where all brain function has permanently ceased, but the heart continues to beat. There is no global consensus in diagnostic criteria, and the guidelines and protocols regarding the confirmation of brain death vary from country to country. This article is based on the protocol applied in Finland. Declaration of brain death follows a certain set of tests that demonstrate the complete absence of brain function (brain stem function in the UK). Provided that the cause of the irremediable brain damage is known and the absence of all cranial nerve reflexes has been confirmed with clinical tests, death can be declared whilst the heart continues to beat. At least two physicians, of specified status and experience, are required to act together to diagnose brain death.

Brain Death

Brain Death Book
Author : SR
Publisher : Partridge Publishing
Release : 2017-03-29
ISBN : 1482889145
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The story has been sculptured at the backdrop of scenic beauty in a typical Indian village with overwhelming farming community. It develops current reluctance of people to transform into the nuances of the modern world naturally embedded in the story. A twist to highlight the impoverished views of the society on casteism and agony faced by a girl and her parents during the marriage had been picturized. This then graduates to the evils of female feticide and unethical medical practices. Further, it develops into the male chauvinism in administration of religious places. The misinformation about Down syndrome is brought out and that of lack of attention given by parents and father on a challenged female child is painted. Illegal methods to terminate pregnancy have also been injected without confusion. Thereafter, lack of attention given to school buses and poor state of affairs in that sector is brought out and simulated into an accident. This is then graduated to give an insight in emergency evacuation and treatment. Finally, the subject of brain death and organ transplantation has been brought in.

Brain Death and Disorders of Consciousness

Brain Death and Disorders of Consciousness Book
Author : Calixto Machado,D. Alan Shewmon
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2004-03-31
ISBN : 9780306484827
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Although some decades have passed, there are still worldwide controversies about a concept of human death on neurological grounds. There are also disagreements on the diagnostic criteria for brain death, whether clinical alone or clinical plus ancillary tests. Moreover, some scholars who were strong defenders of a brain-based standard of death are now favoring a circulatory-respiratory standard. The study of coma is extremely important because lesions of the brain are responsible for quality of life in patients or cause of death. The main goal of Brain Death and Disorders of Consciousness is to provide a suitable scientific platform to discuss all topics related to human death and coma.

Death Brain Death and Ethics

Death  Brain Death and Ethics Book
Author : David Lamb
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-07-21
ISBN : 1000056325
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Originally published in 1985, this book examines the concept of death against the background of dramatic changes in medical technology. The book argues that ‘brain death’ can be precisely defined and that a biological concept of death such as ‘brain death’ can be philosophically well-grounded. It examines traditional criteria for death and various formulations of the concept of death in both medical literature and philosophical texts. Definitions of ‘brain death’ – some of which have become statute law – are critically examined. The author also examines ethical and social policy questions which arise out of attempts to redefine the boundaries of life.