Aligning the Criterion and Tests for Brain Death.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_2B247F476341
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Aligning the Criterion and Tests for Brain Death.
Périodique
Cambridge quarterly of healthcare ethics
Auteur(s)
Bernat J.L. (co-premier), Dalle Ave A.L. (co-premier)
ISSN
1469-2147 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0963-1801
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
10/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
28
Numéro
4
Pages
635-641
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
Disturbing cases continue to be published of patients declared brain dead who later were found to have a few intact brain functions. We address the reasons for the mismatch between the whole-brain criterion and brain death tests, and suggest solutions. Many of the cases result from diagnostic errors in brain death determination. Others probably result from a tiny amount of residual blood flow to the brain despite intracranial circulatory arrest. Strategies to lessen the mismatch include improving brain death determination training for physicians, mandating a test showing complete intracranial circulatory arrest, or revising the whole-brain criterion.
Mots-clé
brain death, brain death determination, brain death tests, whole brain criterion
Pubmed
Web of science
Création de la notice
19/09/2019 14:13
Dernière modification de la notice
07/10/2019 12:38
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