Coma Research Today is a free monthly online journal that collates and summarizes the latest research about Coma, including details on causes, diabetes, gcs, recovery.
Outcomes of simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation from brain-dead and controlled circulatory death donors.
Qureshi MS, Callaghan CJ, Bradley JA, Watson CJ, Pettigrew GJ
Cambridge Transplant Unit, Addenbrooke's Hospital, National Institute for Health Research and Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre, Cambridge, UK.
Published 27 April 2012 in Br J Surg, 99(6): 831-8.
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The transatlantic divide over brain death determination and the debate. Brain, 135: 1321-31.
In 1976, the Royal College of Physicians published neurological criteria of death. The memorandum stated that-after preconditions and exclusion criteria were met-the absence of brainstem function, including apnoea testing, would suffice. In the USA, many experts felt that brain death could be only determined by demonstrating death of the entire brain. In the history of further refinement of UK and USA brain death criteria, one particular period stands out that would bring about an apparent ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
"Any possible restoration of function could not occur": Harvey Cushing and the early description of brain death. World Neurosurg, 77(2): 394-7.
Articles on Coma published 11 April 2012:
The value of cervical magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of the obtunded or comatose patient with cervical trauma, no other abnormal neurological findings, and a normal cervical computed tomography. J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 72(3): 699-702.
Articles on Coma published 26 March 2012:
Thyroid emergencies. Med Clin North Am, 96(2): 385-403.
This review presents current knowledge about the thyroid emergencies known as myxedema coma and thyrotoxic storm. Understanding the pathogenesis of these conditions, appropriate recognition of the clinical signs and symptoms, and their prompt and accurate diagnosis and treatment are crucial in optimizing survival. [Abstract] [Full-text]
Continuous EEG monitoring in Kenyan children with non-traumatic coma. Arch Dis Child, 97(4): 343-9.
Articles on Coma published 19 March 2012:
Clinical examination for outcome prediction in nontraumatic coma. Crit Care Med, 40(4): 1150-6.
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