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'Irreversible coma' remains a sphere of controversy

In August 1968, a committee at Harvard Medical School published a landmark document titled "A Definition of Irreversible Coma." In addition to the traditional way of defining death, in terms of the loss of cardiorespiratory ...

Neuroscience

Even modern care wouldn't have saved RFK: study

(HealthDay)—The care received by Robert F. Kennedy after he was shot in the head 50 years ago this month was the best possible at the time, and his injuries were so severe that he'd still have a low chance of survival today, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Multi-mechanism approach to treating neonatal hypoxic ischemia

Hypothermia alone, the current standard of care, neuroprotects roughly 50 percent of newborns with moderate to severe hypoxic ischemia. Therefore, half of all affected newborns are left with developmental, cognitive and motor ...

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