2013

The Brain-Dead Organ Donor

Pathophysiology and Management

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-4303-2 (Print) 978-1-4614-4304-9 (Online)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi

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    Pages 1-6

    Introduction

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    Pages 7-11

    Historical Aspects of the Diagnosis of Death

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    Pages 13-19

    The Determination of Brain Death

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    Pages 21-35

    Legal Aspects of Brain Death and Organ Donorship

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    Pages 37-53

    Ethical Issues in Organ Donation from Brain-Dead Donors

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    Pages 55-64

    Pathophysiology of Brain Death in Small Animal Models

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    Pages 65-90

    Pathophysiology of Brain Death and Effects of Hormonal Therapy in Large Animal Models

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    Pages 91-105

    The Efficacy of Thyroid Hormone Therapy in Brain-Dead Heart Donors: A Review of Thyroid Function in Health and Disease

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    Pages 107-119

    The Inflammatory Response to Brain Death

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    Pages 121-129

    The Influence of Brain Death and Intensive Care Management on Donor Organs: Assessment of Inflammatory Markers

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    Pages 131-138

    Brain Death-Induced Inflammation: Possible Role of the Cholinergic Anti-inflammatory Pathway

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    Pages 139-145

    Innate Immunity and Injury During Brain Death: Opportunities for Intervention

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    Pages 147-154

    Selection of the Brain-Dead Potential Organ Donor

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    Pages 155-176

    Infectious Disease Aspects of the Brain-Dead Potential Organ Donor

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    Pages 177-189

    Malignancy in the Brain-Dead Organ Donor

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    Pages 191-207

    Early Clinical Experience of Hormonal Therapy in the Brain-Dead Potential Organ Donor

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    Pages 209-216

    Assessment, Monitoring, and Management of Brain-Dead Potential Organ Donors in the USA

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    Pages 217-235

    Assessment, Monitoring, and Management of Brain-Dead Potential Organ Donors in Europe

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    Pages 237-249

    Assessment, Monitoring, and Management of Brain-Dead Potential Organ Donors in Australia

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    Pages 251-261

    Management of the Brain-Dead Organ Donor: Perspectives of the Transplant Coordinator

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