Brain death in the newborn

Abstract

Brain death in the newborn is usually determined by neurological examination, apnea testing and a duration of observation period. In addition, other confirmatory studies such as electroencephalogram and cerebral blood flow are performed to determine the cause of coma. These confirmatory studies are unreliable in the newborn and are helpful only to shorten… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/sj.jp.7211718

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