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Brain Death and Organ Procurement

Eelco F. M. Wijdicks

in The Practice of Emergency and Critical Care Neurology

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780195394023
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199323050 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195394023.003.0052
Brain Death and Organ Procurement

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Chapter 52 discusses the elaborate task of determining brain death, and includes assessment of the proximate cause, interpretation of neuroimaging findings, recognition of conditions that can mimic brain death, full neurologic examination with an apnea test, determination of the indication of confirmatory tests and how to interpret results, management of acute physiologic derangements associated with brain death, and proper documentation.

Chapter.  9536 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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