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Yes, Brain Death Means You Are Really Dead! by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Wed 16 May 2012 8:16am Are brain dead patients really dead?  That’s the question many people are asking because of stories circulated by irresponsible journalists, TV shows and movies who seek sensational plots and people who just refuse to acknowledge the facts. The simple answer to this question is, “Absolutely.  If you’ve been declared brain dead by a qualifie ... Read on »
What Causes Brain Cell Death in Parkinson’s Patients? by bibmomma Posted Tue 11 Jan 2011 9:58am Neurons in the brain - illustration; Image by Hljod.Huskona via Flickr This interesting news gives me great hope that there may be a cure for Parkinson’s Disease instead of only medical strategies for dealing with the symptoms of the evil disease. What Causes Brain Cell Death in Parkinson’s Patients? ScienceDaily (Jan. 7, ... Read on »
Second Brain Death Exam Unnecessary, Study Finds by Medline Plus Posted Wed 15 Dec 2010 4:00pm Families sometimes have to endure an extra day or more of waiting for final diagnosis Wednesday, December 15, 2010 WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Making families wait for a second exam to confirm a brain death diagnosis is not only unnecessary but may make it less likely that the ... Read on »
Brain Death vs. Cardiac Death in Organ Donors by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 3:10pm A recent article in The Washington Post titled Infant Heart Transplant Controversy Continues reports the results of recent heart transplant surgeries using hearts from donors who experienced cardiac death. We're familiar with organ donation after a patient has been declared brain dead. However, organs can also be used for transplantation a ... Read on »
Brain Death, Organ Donation and Family Disagreement –How Is It Handled? by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Dec 2013 1:19pm A note from Bob Aronson This account of the organ donation process was published by the American Medical Association in 2005.  While some of the information is dated the process described here is for the most part still followed in most states by medical professionals and Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs). This story is a very ... 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 »
Media Again Misuse the term "Brain Death" by Wesley J. Smith Patient Expert Posted Thu 21 May 2009 11:07pm Sigh. We have repeatedly discussed the sloppy language used by media to discuss crucial moral issues--which is important because of the power of lexicon to materially impact our views. Now, the BBC is the latest media outlet to misuse the term "brain death," to apply to a South Korean patient in a PVS whose life support removal has been authorized ... Read on »
"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 »
How common is sudden brain death ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 10 Apr 2011 11:49am Sudden cardiac death is the  most common cause of instant death.  We know , heart is  also  under massive neurological control . Still , heart can run for days even after brain dies ,   if respiration is supported.This implies ,  heart is independent  neurologically  !  what a paradox !  But this  independence of   brain  function after death m ... Read on »
Bad Surrogate in a Brain Death Case: Hernandez v. Abel by Thaddeus Pope Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sat 10 Jul 2010 10:32pm Hernandez v. Abel, No. 08-2013, is a case now being briefed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  It has amazingly bad facts for the plaintiff.  And the legal arguments are not much better.  Therefore, it should be no surprise that the plaintiff's lawyer is facing significant sanctions. In July 2006, infant, Judi ... Read on »