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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

2011-09-08 14:51:50

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.

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.

2010-12-30 10:13:11

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.

2010-12-16 12:38:22

Requiring a second exam on a person who is considered brain dead may be unnecessary.

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.


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aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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