News tagged with life support

Court battle over UK baby raises ethical conundrum

A five-month legal battle over the fate of a terminally-ill British baby that drew the attention of Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump has also stoked an often angry debate about medical ethics and the courts.

Jul 25, 2017
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Trends in extracorporeal life support

For critically ill patients with heart or lung failure that does not respond to conventional treatments, extracorporeal life support (ECLS) can provide a bridge to survival. Updated analysis of a worldwide database finds ...

Dec 20, 2016
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Overcoming language loss long after a stroke

Kelly O'Day has no recollection of suffering a stroke in January 2014, or of the months on life support that followed. She does know that when she was discharged from the hospital, she "couldn't say much other than pleasantries," ...

Nov 02, 2016
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