Tag Archives: Brain

Brain Death Debate: When Are We Truly Dead? (NBC News video)

NBC Left Field has published a wonderful documentary on Taquisha Mckitty and the brain death debate.  Perhaps the greatest value of this documentary is getting the viewer a sense of the life and motivation of the family – their home, … Continue reading

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Traumatic Brain Injuries and Iowa Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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Understanding Brain Death (video)

Jeffrey Mahan Singh recently presented "Understanding Brain Death" to the World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses. After presenting the clinical exam and illustrating its robustness, Singh describes three challenges: (1) variability, (2) religion, and (3) policy/law. While brain death is widely … Continue reading

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Defining Death: Organ Transplantation and the Fifty‐Year Legacy of the Harvard Report on Brain Death

"Defining Death: Organ Transplantation and the Fifty‐Year Legacy of the Harvard Report on Brain Death" a Nov/Dec 2018 special issue of The Hastings Center Report is now available. The issue includes articles by Truog, Shewmon, Veatch, Bernat, Magnus, Ross, Nair-Collins, … Continue reading

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Piglets with Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Damage Benefit from Cannabidiol and Therapeutic Hypothermia

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a component of the cannabis (marijuana) plant that serves a wide variety of medicinal purposes (the legality of CBD and other cannabis products varies by state). Importantly, cannabidiol has been shown to provide neuroprotection in animal models … Continue reading

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