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Main Title Brain Death A Reappraisal / [electronic resource] :
Author Machado, Calixto.
Publisher Springer New York,
Year Published 2007
Call Number RC321-580
ISBN 9780387389776
Subjects Medicine ; Neurosciences
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Collation VIII, 223 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
The Concept of Brain Death Did Not Evolve to Benefit Organ Transplants -- The First Organ Transplant from a Brain-Dead Donor -- Conceptual Approach to Human Death on Neurological Grounds -- Clinical Diagnosis of Brain Death -- Ancillary Tests in Brain Death Confirmation -- Brain Death in Children -- Vegetative and Minimally Conscious States and Other Disturbances of Consciousness -- Brain Death and Organ Transplantation: Ethical Issues -- Legal Considerations on the Determination and Certification of Human Death. This text is intended to provide an overview of brain death. The topics explored in this book are the concept and historical approach of human death, clinical examinations of brain-dead patients, ancillary tests in coma and brain death, bioethical discussions of brain death and its relationship with some consciousness disturbances, and the legal considerations of human death.