New insights on brain stem death: From bedside to bench

@article{Chan2005NewIO,
  title={New insights on brain stem death: From bedside to bench},
  author={Julie Y. H. Chan and Alice Y. W. Chang and Samuel H. H. Chan},
  journal={Progress in Neurobiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={77},
  pages={396-425}
}
As much as brain stem death is currently the clinical definition of death in many countries and is a phenomenon of paramount medical importance, there is a dearth of information on its mechanistic underpinnings. A majority of the clinical studies are concerned only with methods to determine brain stem death. Whereas a vast amount of information is available on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of cell death, rarely are these studies directed specifically towards the understanding of brain… CONTINUE READING
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