ABC of Brain Stem Death: Pitfalls and Safeguards
BMJ (British Medical Journal). 1982 Dec 11; 285(6356): 1720-1722.
This fifth in a series of articles by a neurologist warns the physician about potential pitfalls in diagnosing brain stem death. The pitfalls fall into three broad categories: failure to ensure that diagnostic preconditions and exclusions have been met, technical errors in testing, and mistakes in interpreting observed signs. (KIE abstract)
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