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How Long Can A Person Live Brain Dead
Record is 23 years: Some zealots in nebraska kept a loved one's body on a ventilator, heart going, this long. No brain or nervous tissue left at autopsy. Heart doesn't require brain support. Longest in-hospital is 30 days. Stories that people with an agenda have told you about truly brain-dead people recovering are fiction. Please note that the law is brain-dead means dead, and "life support" is no longer applicable. ...Read more
According to the ada (which regulates how employers should treat workers with such disabilities), a mental impairment is: “any mental or psychological disorder, such as an intellectual disability (formerly termed “mental retardation”), organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities” -- all disorders in the mental health diagnostic ...Read more
How long can a severe insulin induced hypoglycaemic episode last before a patient is likely brain dead and unlikely to recover??
Not long: Really depends on the severity of the hypoglycemia. If it is severe enough that the person is not breathing, brain damage happens in about 5 minutes. Mild hypoglycemia can still cause brain damage on its own, but it takes longer. Whether or not the damage is "irreversible" is more difficult to answer and more individual. ...Read more
How long does someone need to be on the ventilator thing before a doctor can declare them "brain dead"?
what causes me to feel brain dead out the blue for long periods of time like my mind has shut down but I can still do basic things like eat, drink and just about watch and understand tv also when I go into this stage of my mind shutting down I lose ba
Brain/illness/ER: I would suggest an ER visit for a T scan of your brain, immediate neurological consultation, psychological and psychaitiric counselings and understand that these symtoms cannot be diagnosed online. Time to turn off the computer and go to the ER. ...Read more
How long can a diabetic who administered too much insulin be unconscious from hypoglycaemia before they are brain dead or in a coma??
Emergent.: The answer is “variable”. Depends on how much insulin, whether it’s long-acting or short-acting, how quickly the blood sugar goes down. Regardless, it’s too much thinking about an issue that would require emergent attention. If a diabetic becomes hypoglycemic and symptomatic from insulin, emergency services have to be called immediately: 9-1-1! ...Read more
Can you tell me if a brain dead person's body was kept alive on a ventilator can they still think?
No: If the patient is brain dead, there's no brain function. ...Read more
Usually not: The exact definition of brain death (in fact brain stem death) is varied but usually comprises the following no spontaneous movement, no respiration (i.e. Totally dependent to a respirator) no response to pain, fixed dilated pupils. Certain primitive reflexes may persist. ...Read more
Hi, I have been a very energetic person all my life also could speak for England to Anyone anywhere plus LOVED to travel. Now im 19 and feel low in my self and find it very hard to speak to anyone without going brain dead. Just a simple conversion and I f
Brain dead: Non medical refers to "Not smart". Medical refers to being dead (not alive). ...Read more
No one: If you are donating (meaning you are not asking for any money) you are not paid generally. If the recipient wants to pay the donor then probably it is acceptable. ...Read more
No: If someone has been pronounced brain dead, they have been pronounced dead. ...Read more
How do I open up my brain cells once I destroyed them years though with drugs. My memory is awful, I almost feel brain dead.
Can't open up: Yikes! 20yo? Sorry for bad news but you can't "open up [your] brain cells" but you can improve your memory & clarity of thinking by stopping use of illicit drugs (and improper use of prescription meds, too). Good nutrition & regular exercise will go a long way towards improving your health & brain function. If ok w/religion & culture, check out mediterranean diet. Lots of evidence that it's good. ...Read more
This has been done.: However, there are many variables that come into play in this situation. ...Read more
Wrong question: Interest in determination of brain death began in the late 1960s. Eventually model legislation often called the Uniform Determination of Death Act was written. Most if not all states have passed laws specifying how brain death is to be determined, usually adopted or adapted from the UDDA. For Florida, see http://www. Braindeath. Org/law/florida. Htm, ...Read more
Maybe our marvelous politicians can be recreated into the form of non-psychopathic robots. LOL
Unfortunately, brain transplants are in the far distant future, if ever, and sadly, once the brain is non-functioning, we are indeed no longer among the living. ...Read more
Bizarre politics: The random movements of someone we know has lost cortical function can be manipulated in videos to appear purposeful. In some of the high-profile politicized cases, the claim was made that the individual recognized people and enjoyed music. Distinguish this from conscious but "locked in" or "unable to respond", in which mri's show the ability to answer yes-no questions by thinking of scenes. ...Read more
It isn't: Dead means dead. A brain-dead person is no more able to respond to voices and touch than a dead-dead person. Whatever was explained to you about that person's neurological status, you didn't understand. You're erroneously substituting the term "brain-dead" for whatever you were told. "Brain death" has medicoLEGAL implications which can be researched on the Web. ...Read more
See Fam Dr. ASAP.:
Brain fog is not brain dead. This is mixing a colloquial slang expression for a medical clinical expression. Clinically brain dead means no eeg wave activity is being seen.
Brain fog can be due to medical or emotional causes anything from vitamin deficiencies to more serious conditions that can be life threatening. Depression, ptsd, r psychiatric causes of varying severity, meds se's also. See fdr. ...Read more
Brain activity: Brain death occurs when there is complete cessation of brain activity. It is determined by a flat (no activity) eeg, absence of blood flow to the brain, and other signs on examination. People with severe brain damage have some degree of brain activity, usually not enough to regain consciousness. ...Read more
Good Question: The decision to declare a patient brain dead is made by the attending physician that admitted the patient for head injury or other event. The doctor may seek the consultative advice of specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, or intensive care, etc. Once declared brain dead, an organ procurement organization is contacted to evaluate the patient for suitability as an organ and/or tissue donor. ...Read more
When my dad died, he was most likely brain dead. When they turned off the respirator it looked like he was gasping for air as he died. Did he suffer?
Agonal Breathing: No. Not likely. Agonal breathing (the term for what you are describing) is the body's reflex attempt to open up the airways and force air into it. This reflex is not conscious. If he was brain dead he would not have had any sense of this happening. Agonal breathing, when witnessed by the family, can be very traumatic for the survivors. But, this is normal and subconscious. ...Read more
My nephew was in car accident, had bleeding in the brain, they could never get it to go down. They said he was brain dead. My son said he saw a tear c?
Sorry to hear it: But tear might be an autonomic reflex rather than a sign that he is better ...Read more
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