Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Brain Death and Disorders of Consciousness

Editors: Machado, Calixto, Shewmon, D. Alan (Eds.)

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Although some decades have passed, there are still worldwide controversies about a concept of human death on neurological grounds. There are also disagreements on the diagnostic criteria for brain death, whether clinical alone or clinical plus ancillary tests. Moreover, some scholars who were strong defenders of a brain-based standard of death are now favoring a circulatory-respiratory standard. The study of coma is extremely important because lesions of the brain are responsible for quality of life in patients or cause of death. The main goal of Brain Death and Disorders of Consciousness is to provide a suitable scientific platform to discuss all topics related to human death and coma.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Brain Death

    Korein, Julius, MD (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

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  • The Concept of Brain Death

    Guérit, Jean-Michel, M.D., Ph.D.

    Pages 15-21

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  • The “Critical Organ” for the Organism as a Whole

    Shewmon, D. Alan, MD

    Pages 23-41

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  • “Brain Death” is not Death

    Byrne, Paul A., MD FAAP (et al.)

    Pages 43-49

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  • The Conceptual Basis for Brain Death Revisited

    Lizza, John P., Ph.D.

    Pages 51-59

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Brain Death and Disorders of Consciousness
Editors
  • Calixto Machado
  • D. Alan Shewmon
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
550
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-48526-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-306-48526-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-48482-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-0976-6
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 288
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