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Organ-Preserving Therapy After Brain Death

  • William A. Baumgartner
  • Hubert Böhrer
  • Eike Martin
  • Michael N. Diringer

Abstract

Appropriate management of the brain-dead patient who is considered for multiple organ donation can be a challenging but rewarding experience. With the increasing success of all solid organ transplants, the number of potential recipients who would benefit has increased exponentially. In order to maximize the number of suitable organs, knowledgeable and careful management of the potential donor is imperative. This chapter will attempt to define the role of the caregiver, review the general management strategies, and emphasize the factors, specific to each different organ as they relate to care of the donor patient.

Keywords

Central Venous Pressure Organ Donor Brain Death Diabetes Insipidus Serum Sodium Concentration 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • William A. Baumgartner
  • Hubert Böhrer
  • Eike Martin
  • Michael N. Diringer

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