Why Brain Death Is Death

Why Brain Death Is Death Fran Lowry September 19, 2014 In the final weeks of December 2013, Jahi McMath, a 13-year-old girl from Oakland, California, went into Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland for a tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, and removal of redundant sinus tissue. Tragically, complications ensued. Jahi was declared legally dead on December 12, 2013, following 2…

So, where did all the patients go?

J Am Acad Psychiatry Law  Virginia Tech Mass Murder: A Forensic Psychiatrist’s PerspectiveEmanuel Tanay, MD Dr. Tanay is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Wayne State University Medical School, Detroit, MIAddress correspondence to: Emanuel Tanay, MD, 2980 Provincial Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. E-mail: drtanay{at}umich.edu The April 2007 tragedy of 32 individuals’ falling victim to a mass…

The Science Behind the Sneeze

The Science Behind the Sneeze Although we all know that sneezes and coughs transmit infections, little research had been done to model how they work. To address this knowledge gap, Lydia Bourouiba and John Bush of MIT’s Applied Mathematics Lab used high speed cameras and fluid mechanics to reveal why we’ve grossly underestimated the role…

Troponin elevation in conditions other than acute coronary syndromes

By Asli Tanindi and Mustafa Cemri Hello All, My preceptor recently asked me a questions that I believe all my followers should quickly review – what are the causes of troponin elevation in conditions other than acute coronary syndromes? Quick List: -Chronic renal failure -Advanced heart failure -Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) -Ischemic cerebrovascular accident -Acute pulmonary…

Lifehacker’s Guide on Addiction

For many of us, topics like addiction and substance abuse seem far removed, like they affect other people and don’t (or will never) concern us—the same way depression, anxiety, or other issues can seem remote to those who don’t experience them. But the truth is, addiction is an insidious disease that can creep up on…