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The possibility of prolonging somatic support of a pregnant woman's vital functions in order for the fetus to reach viability for birth is analogous to the organ maintenance, for donation purposes, of people whose brain death has been declared.
However, once humans transition through the brain death window, currently defined by the medical establishment as "irreversible", they are technically no longer alive, despite the fact that human bodies can still circulate blood, digest food, excrete waste, balance hormones, grow, sexually mature, heal wounds, spike a fever, and gestate and deliver a baby.
Brain death activates donor organs and is associated with a worse I/R injury after liver transplantation.
A pediatric case report of krait snakebite showing respiratory failure, areflexia, internal and external ophthalmoplegia, and loss of brain stem reflexes mimicking brain death was presented.
In spite of such experience, the Saudi public is still unaware that brain death is a death approved by Islamic scholars, which has led to a low rate of acceptance of the diagnosis as well as approval for organ donation.
Key words used in the search included brain death, brain death examination, brain death confirmatory test, permanent unconsciousness, la coma depasse, organ donation, donation, and a combination of the words listed.
In the UK, the National Health Service describes brain death as occurring when a person 'no longer has any activity in their brain stem and no potential for consciousness, even though a ventilator is keeping their heart beating and oxygen circulating through their blood'.
35 year old male, who after head injury (CT SCAN having mild discrete contusions) became brain death on 14th day of injury (he fulfilled all the criterion of brain death i.
The disconnect between the criteria for brain death and the actual medical practices used in declaring brain death are the focus of the rest of the book.
In all other states, virtues of compassion and respect are the primary motivations for accommodating nonacceptance of the declaration of brain death.
According to the scientists it is the Brain death which is the final call.
The debate focused around the argument that many doctors refuse to accept brain death as legal death, especially as a mechanically supported vegetative state would allow vital organs to be kept functional making them ideal for transplantation.