Near-Death Experiences and the Measurement of Blood Gases

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Abstract: Although cerebral anoxia is not thought to be responsible for triggering near-death experiences (NDEs), the issue is not so clear in the case of hypercapnia. Detection of normal blood gases in Michael Sabom's (1982) case study seems to be the major reply to suggest that hypercapnia may have a causal role in NDEs. We argue, however, that routine arterial measures of blood gases are not a reliable indicator of cerebral levels.

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Gliksman, Michael D. & Kellehear, Allan Autumn 1990.

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Abstract: Although cerebral anoxia is not thought to be responsible for triggering near-death experiences (NDEs), the issue is not so clear in the case of hypercapnia. Detection of normal blood gases in Michael Sabom's (1982) case study seems to be the major reply to suggest that hypercapnia may have a causal role in NDEs. We argue, however, that routine arterial measures of blood gases are not a reliable indicator of cerebral levels.

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41-43 p. ; 23 cm.

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  • Journal of Near-Death Studies, 9(1), Human Sciences Press, Fall 1990, pp. 41-43

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  • OCLC: 14781775 | External Link
  • ISSN: 0891-4494
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 88-648131
  • Library of Congress Control Number: sn 86-2701
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc799222

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  • Publication Title: Journal of Near-Death Studies
  • Volume: 9
  • Issue: 1
  • Page Start: 41
  • Page End: 43
  • Pages: 3

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The Journal of Near-Death Studies is a scholarly peer-reviewed journal devoted to the field of near-death studies. It is published on a quarterly basis by the International Association for Near-Death Studies. The Journal began publication in 1982 under the name Anabiosis which was changed to its current title in 1986 with the start of Volume 6.

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Quarterly journal publishing papers related to near-death experiences, including research reports; theoretical or conceptual statements; expressions of a scientific, philosophic, religious, or historical perspective on the study of near-death experiences; cross-cultural studies; individual case histories; and personal accounts of experiences or related phenomena.

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Gliksman, Michael D. & Kellehear, Allan. Near-Death Experiences and the Measurement of Blood Gases, article, Autumn 1990; New York, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799222/: accessed July 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .