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2014-01-08 23:02:04

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 last month. Her case has drawn national attention and initiated an important dialogue on the issues of brain death and death in general. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 The California Thoracic Society (CTS) was very saddened to have learned of the recent events that transpired...

2013-11-05 23:26:25

Our definitions of death, specifically the death of the human brain, may have to change in the near future. This initial exchange between Bioquark Inc., a novel development stage company focused on biological approaches to human regeneration and repair, and Dr. Calixto Machado, MD, PhD, a world leading researcher in brain death, coma, and vegetative states, is an important step in realization of the transformational changes that are coming. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 05, 2013...

2013-06-03 13:33:15

The criteria used to diagnose both circulatory and brain death in a patient are subject to variability and as such can be controversial. Anaesthesiologists play an important role in procedures related to the determination of death, so should have specific knowledge about medical, ethical and legal criteria of brain death definition. Experts will call for international consensus in a presentation at Euroanaesthesia 2013, the annual congress of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA)....

2011-12-22 12:35:30

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. At present, only 30% of the UK population are registered on the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR). From 2003 to 2005, the overall consent rate for donation after brain death (DBD) was 59%. This figure remains largely unchanged with a consent rate of 63% for DBD in 2007-2009. The low consent rate for organ...

2011-10-07 11:05:31

Hearts used in transplants can only be sourced from donors that are brain dead before circulation to their heart has ceased. Data from a study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care indicate that the time at which organ donation in brain dead donors is first discussed with family members could affect whether or not they consent to donation. The researchers believe that discussing the issue of donation with relatives of victims of catastrophic brain injury earlier...

2011-09-08 14:51:50

Review also drew on experiences of countries like the USA, Canada and Australia 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, after a review, published in the September issue of Acta Paediatrica, found a large number of legal, ethical and cultural barriers. Great Ormond Street Hospital's clinical lead for organ donations, consultant paediatric intensivist Dr Joe Brierley,...

2011-06-28 20:49:00

More than half of Sweden's intensive care nurses doubt that a clinical neurological examination can establish that a patient is brain dead. Intensive care nurses also perceive that this uncertainty can affect relatives when the question of organ donation is raised, is reveiled in a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. End-of-life care in an intensive care unit (ICU) also includes caring for patients who are brain dead and who by their death become potential...

2010-12-30 10:13:11

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ 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. In patients with relatively normal pulmonary function at the time of brain death, only 15 to 20 percent of their lungs are suitable for transplantation, which may be due to the ventilator strategy used after brain death. There is much controversy as to the best...

2010-12-16 12:38:22

Requiring a second exam on a person who is considered brain dead may be unnecessary, according to a study on the impact of a second brain death exam on organ donation rates. The research is published in the December 15, 2010, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. For the study, scientists reviewed the cases of 1,229 adults and 82 children ages one and older pronounced brain dead. The information was taken from the New York...

2010-12-15 00:26:32

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. Of patients with relatively normal pulmonary function at the time of brain death, only 15 percent to 20 percent of these patients' lungs are subsequently suitable for transplantation, which may be the result in part...


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