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Brain Death

Jerome B. Posner, Clifford B. Saper, Nicholas D. Schiff and Fred Plum

in Plum and Posner's Diagnosis of Stupor and Coma

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2008 | ISBN: 9780195321319
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322954 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195321319.003.0649

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Brain Death

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This chapter covers brain death, which includes determination of brain death and its clinical signs, which includes brainstem function, confirmatory laboratory tests and diagnosis, and diagnosis of brain death in profound anesthesia or coma or undetermined etiology. Pitfalls in the diagnosis of brain death are also discussed.

Chapter.  6189 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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