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  1. Brain death in the pediatric patient : historical, sociological, medical, religious, cultural, legal, and ethical considerations.

    Article - En anglais


    To detail the origins of the definition of death, the development of the criterion of whole brain death as fulfilling the definition of death, and the tests used to fulfill that criterion.

    Data Sources

    A review of the literature was performed.

    No Institutional Review Board approval was necessary.

    Data Extraction

    In 1959, patients were described as being in « coma dépassé » or beyond coma.

    In 1967, the first successful heart transplantation took place, with the organ coming from a brain-dead, beating-heart donor.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Mort cérébrale, Aspect médicolégal, Aspect culturel, Ethique, Religion, Enfant, Homme, Article synthèse, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Coma

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Brain death, Forensic aspect, Cultural aspect, Ethics, Religion, Child, Human, Review, United States, North America, America, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Coma

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0110063

    Code Inist : 002B27B11. Création : 199406.