Scripta Varia

The Signs of Death

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Working Group 11-12 September 2006
Scripta Varia 110
Vatican City, 2007
pp. XCIV-466
ISBN 88-7761-090-4

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What is not Brain Death: the Vegetative State and Movements in Brain Death (PDF)
Conrado J. Estol


The Minimally Conscious State: Neuroimaging and Regeneration (PDF)
Stephen Davis


The Clinical Criteria of Brain Death Throughout the World (PDF)
Eelco F.M. Wijdicks


Neurophysiological Signs of Brain Death (EEG & Evoked Potentials): Are They Safe & Reliable? (PDF)
Paolo M. Rossini


Human Brain, Functional Organisation, Altered States of Consciousness and the Assessment of Brain Death (PDF)
Marcus E. Raichle


Brain Death – An Artifact Created by Critical Care Medicine or the Death of the Brain Has Always Been the Death of the Individuum (PDF)
Werner Hacke


Surviving Areas of Brain Tissue in Brain Death: Is the Whole More Than the Sum of its Parts? (PDF)
Michael G. Hennerici


Alleged Awakenings from Prolonged Coma and Brain Death and Delivery of Live Babies from Brain-Dead Mothers do not Negate Brain Death (PDF)
Jerome B. Posner


Is Brain Death the Death of the Human Being? On the Current State of the Debate (PDF)
Robert Spaemann


How do Physicians Prove Irreversibility in the Determination of Death? (PDF)
James L. Bernat


The Neurologist’s View on the Determination of Brain Death (PDF)
Lüder Deecke


The Assessment of Coma Outcome by the Use of Multimodal MR and Proportionality of Care in Neuro-Injured Patients (PDF)
Louis Puybasset


Determination of Death. New Guidelines in Switzerland (PDF)
Heinrich P. Mattle


The Historical Evolution of Brain Death from Former Definitions of Death: The Harvard Criteria to the Present (PDF)
Robert B. Daroff


Neuroimaging: a Window into Total Brain Destruction and the Unresponsive States (PDF)
José C. Masdeu


The Apnea Test and Rationale for Brain Death as Death (PDF)
Allan H. Ropper


Mental Disconnect: ‘Physiological Decapitation’ as a Heuristic for Understanding ‘Brain Death’ (PDF)
D. Alan Shewmon

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