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Brain death - Spinal reflex

This Medical Video: Male 19 y. age victim of penetrating brain injury. All the criteria for the encephalic death diagnosis were present. The presence of this complex spinal reflex doesnt exclude the brain death diagnosis and must be known and understood by the professionals involved in this very important diagnosis

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Submitted: 12/23/2012
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#9 - cabbagemayhem ONLINE (01/17/2013) [-]
Stop hitting yourself. Why are you hitting yourself?
#7 - anonymous (12/31/2012) [-]
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#8 to #7 - anonymous (01/04/2013) [-]
go die you ****
#4 - anonymous (12/28/2012) [-]
this video was very funny.. NOT
#2 - SykotikOne (12/25/2012) [-]
It's called the lazarus sign and is quite common in traumatic brain injury patients once the criteria for brain death is met. Not bragging, but I know this because I am a neurosurgeon at Virginia Tech
User avatar #3 to #2 - acfb (12/27/2012) [-]
I've got a friend that used to attend. Do you have a decent memory of your students by any chance...or do you only work in the hospital?
#5 to #3 - SykotikOne (12/29/2012) [-]
Yeah, depending on the student, if they made a good impression they are easily remembered. Also, if they are interested in the field it helps, but like most of medical school you are required to do rotations in areas that you don't like and some students let that attitude show through
User avatar #1 - dobbelganger (12/23/2012) [-]
I've seen a similar reaction in decapitation videos, when the head is nearly cut and they hit the bone that connects the spine to the skull with a machete the same movement happens to the victim's arms.
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