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  1. Robert J. Wilkus (1980). The EEG as Confirmatory Evidence of Brain Death: Previous and Current Approaches. [REVIEW] Bioethics Quarterly 2 (1):39-45.score: 870.0
    The role of EEG in confirming the clinical diagnosis of isolated brain death has undergone evolutionary changes since the original recommendations concerning its use. Accumulated evidence now supports that approach that the EEG can be used not only as a confirmatory test for brain death, but one which considerably facilitates making the diagnosis. Using the EEG, brain death can often be identified with absolute certainty within just a few, rather than the previously recommended 24 or more hours after a known (...)
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  2. Robert J. Wilkus (1981). Carson Strong's “Positive Killing and the Irreversibly Unconscious Patient”: A Commentary. [REVIEW] Bioethics Quarterly 3 (3-4):206-207.score: 870.0
    There is general agreement that death of the entire brain results in death of the person, and that such a condition can exist in a body which is still technically “alive.”1,2 Dr. Strong additionally contends that in cases of irreversible coma, since cognitive abilities characteristic of the person are no longer manifest and cannot be expected to reappear, such an individual no longer has the “right to life” and somatic death can be initiated by “positive killing.” This, the author claims, (...)
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