Latest brain death Stories
The California Thoracic Society (CTS) was very saddened to have learned of the recent events that transpired affecting a northern California child and her family following complications from surgery
Our definitions of death, specifically the death of the human brain, may have to change in the near future.
The criteria used to diagnose both circulatory and brain death in a patient are subject to variability and as such can be controversial.
Research published today in the British Journal of Anaesthesia suggests that organ donation rates in the UK could be increased if the current issues affecting declined consent are improved.
Hearts used in transplants can only be sourced from donors that are brain dead before circulation to their heart has ceased.
Clinicians from a leading UK children's hospital have called for European countries to change the way they tackle the shortage of organ donations from children.
More than half of Sweden's intensive care nurses doubt that a clinical neurological examination can establish that a patient is brain dead.
Taking different measures to preserve the lungs after brain death in potential organ donors nearly doubled the lungs eligible for donation, compared to conventional methods that are typically used.
Requiring a second exam on a person who is considered brain dead may be unnecessary.
Use of certain measures for lung preservation after brain death in potential organ donors resulted in a nearly doubling of lungs eligible for donation, compared to a conventional strategy that is used, according to preliminary research published in the December 15 issue of JAMA.
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