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Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2016 Sep;16(9):86. doi: 10.1007/s11910-016-0682-1.

ICU Management of the Potential Organ Donor: State of the Art.

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1
Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology, Department of Neurology, Yale School of Medicine, P.O. Box 208018, New Haven, CT, 06520, USA.
2
Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology, Department of Neurology, Yale School of Medicine, P.O. Box 208018, New Haven, CT, 06520, USA. david.greer@yale.edu.

Abstract

End-organ failure is associated with high mortality and morbidity, in addition to increased health care costs. Organ transplantation is the only definitive treatment that can improve survival and quality of life in such patients; however, due to the persistent mismatch between organ supply and demand, waiting lists continue to grow across the world. Careful intensive care management of the potential organ donor with goal-directed therapy has the potential to optimize organ function and improve donation yield.

KEYWORDS:

Brain death; Organ donation; Organ procurement

PMID:
27498101
DOI:
10.1007/s11910-016-0682-1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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