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What's difference between severe brain damage ond brain dead?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Brain Death.

Brain death is complete loss of all brain function.
Clinical examination and confirmatory brain blood flow studies are usually how the diagnosis is made . Severe brain damage is not complete function loss with preservation of blood flow to at least some brain tissue.

In brief: Brain Death.

Brain death is complete loss of all brain function.
Clinical examination and confirmatory brain blood flow studies are usually how the diagnosis is made . Severe brain damage is not complete function loss with preservation of blood flow to at least some brain tissue.
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
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