Variability discovered in how hospitals diagnose brain death.

In the United States, a person is diagnosed as dead if they satisfy one of the following two criteria: (1) irreversible cessation of circulatory and respiratory functions, or (2) irreversible cessation of all functions of the entire brain, including the brain stem.  This is the wording from the Uniform Determination of Death Act, a federal […]

Are men and women treated differently after brain hemorrhage?

An intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is one of the most serious problems that humans face.  An ICH is when a small vessel inside the brain ruptures and leaks blood into the brain substance.  The person suffering from an ICH experiences what looks like a stroke with a sudden body malfunction like weakness or trouble speaking, often […]