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Diagnosis of brain death in anencephalic infants: medicolegal and ethical aspects.
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PMID:  7666745     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Medical science needs to regulate the transplantation of organs, including the adoption of new guidelines concerning the diagnosis of brain death in patients less than five years old. In fact in the case of anencephalic infants the specific criteria are not the same as those used in subjects with normal physical development. The authors indicate the international medical point of view on what constitutes the diagnosis of brain death in anencephalic infants and discuss medicolegal and ethical aspects.
R Cecchi; S Del Vecchio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine and law     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0723-1393     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Law     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-10-06     Completed Date:  1995-10-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8218185     Medline TA:  Med Law     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-8     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
Istituto di Medicina Legale e delle Assicurazioni, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Death / diagnosis*,  legislation & jurisprudence*
Child Advocacy / legislation & jurisprudence
Ethics, Medical*
Infant, Newborn
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Tissue and Organ Procurement / legislation & jurisprudence

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