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"Brain Dead" Boy "Dies" by Wesley J. Smith Patient Expert Posted Tue 23 Dec 2008 9:14pm The case of M.B., the 12-year-old boy whose Orthodox Jewish parents sought to have his life support continued after he was declared dead by neurological criteria, is over. From the story: The boy had already been declared brain dead, but some adherents of Jewish religious law say death occurs only when the heart and lungs stop functioning. ... Read on »
Brain Dead = Dead by Thaddeus Pope Doctor of Philosophy Posted Fri 26 Jun 2009 5:20pm TheBoston Heraldreports: "A 7--year-old boy . . . Nathaniel Turner . . . allegedly beaten so severely he is brain-dead is still beingkept aliveat a Worcester hospital, a day after a judge cleared the way for his family to remove him from life support." Wrong. If Nathaniel is brain dead, then even if he is on "life support" machines, he is not be ... Read on »
Is brain research brain dead? by Tom Weidig Posted Tue 14 Nov 2006 12:00am For the last months, I have the impression that research relying on brain imaging technology has come to a standstill. No new articles, no new ideas. I find this lack of articles a bit strange, because many different teams are working on experiments, like groups around Ingham, Neumann, Sommer, NIH, and surely others. Have they hit the complex ... Read on »
Florida Woman Brain Dead After Carboxytherapy or Liposuction by Dr. Tony Y. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 02 Oct 2009 10:00pm There have been several news reports about a woman, Rohie Kah, who is currently lying brain dead in a Florida hospital after undergoing treatments at a local medspa. Apparently she underwent liposuction or carboxytherapy treatments by a physician, Dr. Omar Brito, who is actually an occupational medicine physician. The actual cause of her brain ... Read on »
Brain Dead Before New Year's by Tiffany Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 12:59pm This is the longest I've gone in between blogs! Ack! I just feel brain dead, I'm sorry. I've been fighting some silly cold which makes me sleepy which makes me groggy which makes me fuzzy which makes me feel too stupid to blog!! Here's what I've been thinking about: the abstract nature of illness and dying. ... Read on »
West Virginia Court Orders Hospital to Treat Brain Dead Man by Thaddeus Pope Doctor of Philosophy Posted Wed 02 Sep 2009 5:50pm 22-year old Christian Lanciano overdosed on herion on August 22nd. Subsequently, doctors Martinsburg [West Virginia] City Hospital determined that Chris was brain dead. But Chris's mother, Angela Lanciano Moreno, "has done some research on her own and thinks that, yes, he may recover." On Monday, Berkeley County Circuit Judge Gina Groh grant ... Read on »
Call for Taking Brain Dead off Life Support by Thaddeus Pope Doctor of Philosophy Posted Mon 04 Nov 2013 6:00am "Call for Taking Brain Dead off Life Support" - This provocatively titled article  appeared in the Saudi Gazette.   Fortunately, there is no need for such a "call" in the United States.  However, there is a louder and louder U.S. "call" for taking the permanently unconscious off life support.  Across the United States, many institutional a ... Read on »
Walks #78, #79 and #80: Brain Dead and CNN by Allan Stellar Posted Mon 23 Mar 2009 12:00am Walk Duration: 30 minutes each time. All good things come to an end. Looks like my prolificness had to end at some time too. The past few days has found me working with some of the most difficult clients I have ever endured. I managed to take a walk everyday, but only for thirty minutes. And I certainly didn't want to. I walked in Calis ... Read on »
Louisville Judge Orders Kosair Children's Hospital to Continue Ventilating Brain Dead Child by Thaddeus Pope Doctor of Philosophy Posted Fri 04 Jul 2014 12:40pm Juan Alejandro Rosales Lopez is behind bars, accused of criminal abuse.  Police contend that Lopez caused his 2-month-old son, Isaac, severe head injuries.  Indeed, the injuries were apparently so severe that Isaac has already been diagnosed as dead.  ( WLKY ; WHAS ; WDRB ) Given the diagnosis of death, clinicians at Kosair Children's Hosp ... Read on »
Jaded and brain dead by Jerome M. Posted Fri 30 Dec 2011 1:49pm Paramedics become jaded, it’s something that’s become moreobvious the more I slip into the profession. We’re taught by very enthusiasticlecturers, which means we get a positive slant of the ambulance service. Youcan’t get more misty-eyed than Geoffrey, our course director, who relates thehistory of the NHS with religious fervor. Many of our t ... Read on »