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Brain Death 2019
Brain Death 2019 conference committee is going to welcome all the attendees of different countries from all over the world to attain the conference which is being organized in Zagreb, Croatia during November 28-29, 2019. This meeting is focused on modern conceptualization of brain death, its determination and brain death management. This opportunity will provide a global platform to the doctors, neurologists, neurological surgeons, researchers, nurses and field related people for enlightening the subject matter towards the world.
- Heads, Deans, Professors & University Faculty
- Scientists and Researchers
- Neuroscience Associations and Organizations
- Laboratory members and Students working in this field
- Physicians in the field of Neurology
- Nurse Practitioners (specially from critical care unit)
- Business Intelligence Experts of Pharmaceutical Industries
1. Brain Death
Brain death is determined by the complete and irreversible cessation of the whole brain activity including brain stem. The loss of consciousness leads to the respiratory and cardiopulmonary failure. Therefore, brain death results in all other organs’ death.
Cortical or cerebral death
Whole brain death
2. Brain Death Causes
While a person got an irreversible and catastrophic brain injury that causes the total cessation of the brain function which leads to brain death. Major causes of brain death are severe traumatic injury, cerebrovascular injury like stroke, anoxia due to heart attack, brain tumor etc. Brain infections, tumors, traumatic injury are responsible for brain swelling and for that brain loses its functions. Sometimes hypertension may cause bleeding in the brain that leads to brain death.
Stroke or aneurysm
Traumatic brain injury
3. Brain Death Diagnosis
The process of brain death determination and certification includes identification of physical examination findings which give a clear etiology of brain dysfunction. The diagnosis of brain death is clinically determined primarily. If the full clinical examinations including brain stem reflexes and apnea test are conclusively performed, then no other confirmatory tests are required. In some cases like cervical injuries or cardiovascular instability may cause misinterpretation of clinical tests’ result. In such case, a confirmatory test is necessary to verify the brain death properly. These confirmatory tests include angiography, cerebral arteriography, electroencephalography, nuclear brain scanning, transcranial Doppler ultrasonography etc. All the determination process should be done by at least two specialist physicians separately and all phases of determination should be recorded. Finally certification process should be done after completion of maintaining all records.
Documentation & certification
Determination in child & adults
4. Coma vs. Brain Death
Individual in a state of coma is considered as alive, no matter how severe or prolonged. There is a chance to get back into the normal life for the coma patients as the patient is in reversible unconscious condition but brain continuously gives electrical impulse signal to rest of the body. In case of brain death patients, they are in irreversible unconscious condition i.e. complete and irreversible cessation. In case of vegetative state coma, the patient has recovered brain stem function but not higher cognitive abilities. If the vegetative state continues for more than one month then it is considered as persistent vegetative state which normally leads to brain death. Only in rare cases, patient with persistent vegetative coma state can recover full mental awareness.
Clinical death vs. brain death
Persistent vegetative state
5. Case Reports
The determination of brain death is very critical and the determining criteria defers from country to country according to their process and law. Sometime false-positive diagnosis can be done. From the case report documentations, verification process can be upgraded accordingly focusing on the previous misinterpretation.
6. Nursing and Incentive Care practices
Caring of brain death diagnosed patient is the heaviest of duties for nurses. Due to stressors and complications, this is the biggest challenge of nursing in critical care unit. Nurses working in ICU must be knowledgeable about the brain death diagnosis and taking care of patients and their family especially when the patient is potential organ donor.
ICU management of the brain dead potential donor
7. Organ Donation and Complications
For the advancement in modern science and technology, organ donation is the greatest achievement by which an organ failure patient may get new life. Organ donors are of two types as living related donor and living non-related donor like brain death patient and cadaveric donor. After brain death, donated organs are kept viable by using ventilator or other supporting mechanisms until it will be transplanted. In case of brain death, patient can donate most of the organs. Critical care management of a potential donor patient is very crucial to maximize the number and the quality of the transplanted organs.
Organ collection & preservation
8. Anencephalic Infants
Anencephaly is the condition in which brain, skull and scalp are not developed properly during embryonic development. Initially anencephalic newborn organ donation was legalized but after so many controversies, it was decided that anencephalic newborns were not appropriate organ donor for having brainstem neuronal activity.
Modes of Participation
MODE OF PARTICIPATION
Symposium (Special Session delivered by 3-5 members)
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