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Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 177–188 | Cite as

Year in review in intensive care medicine, 2004. II. Brain injury, hemodynamic monitoring and treatment, pulmonary embolism, gastrointestinal tract, and renal failure

  • Peter Andrews
  • Elie Azoulay
  • Massimo Antonelli
  • Laurent BrochardEmail author
  • Christian Brun-Buisson
  • Geoffrey Dobb
  • Jean-Yves Fagon
  • Herwig Gerlach
  • Johan Groeneveld
  • Jordi Mancebo
  • Philipp Metnitz
  • Stefano Nava
  • Jerome Pugin
  • Michael Pinsky
  • Peter Radermacher
  • Christian Richard
  • Robert Tasker
  • Benoit Vallet
Year in Review 2004

Brain injury

The mismatching of demand and supply for organ donation has been highlighted in Intensive Care Medicine this year. A group from Paris [1] reported on their survey of patients admitted in severe coma in which they examined the implications for brain death identification and organ donation. This well conducted survey concludes that increasing the number of hospital donor/transplant coordinators in collaboration with mobile emergency units had led to identification of more comatose patients in ICU and more brain-dead patients. This endeavor had a direct effect on increasing the organ donation rate. This interesting report was accompanied by an editorial by Park [2]. The mismatch between demand and supply of organs was commented upon again and alternatives considered. These of course include living relative donation and the attendant risk of surgery, anesthesia, and postoperative care of the previously well donor. Opting-in, opting-out, presumed consent, and the logistics of...

Keywords

Central Venous Pressure Brain Natriuretic Peptide Brain Death Fenoterol Terlipressin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Andrews
    • 1
  • Elie Azoulay
    • 2
  • Massimo Antonelli
    • 3
  • Laurent Brochard
    • 4
    Email author
  • Christian Brun-Buisson
    • 5
  • Geoffrey Dobb
    • 6
  • Jean-Yves Fagon
    • 7
  • Herwig Gerlach
    • 8
  • Johan Groeneveld
    • 9
  • Jordi Mancebo
    • 10
  • Philipp Metnitz
    • 11
  • Stefano Nava
    • 12
  • Jerome Pugin
    • 13
  • Michael Pinsky
    • 14
  • Peter Radermacher
    • 15
  • Christian Richard
    • 16
  • Robert Tasker
    • 17
  • Benoit Vallet
    • 18
  1. 1.Intensive Care Medicine UnitWestern General HospitalEdinburghUK
  2. 2.Intensive Care Medicine UnitSaint Louis HospitalParisFrance
  3. 3.Department of Intensive Care and AnesthesiologyUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreRomeItaly
  4. 4.Medical Intensive Care UnitUniversity Hospital Henri MondorCreteilFrance
  5. 5.Medical Intensive Care UnitUniversity Hospital Henri MondorCreteilFrance
  6. 6.Intensive Care Medicine UnitRoyal Perth HospitalPerthAustralia
  7. 7.Intensive Care Medicine UnitEuropean Georges Pompidou HospitalParisFrance
  8. 8.Department of AnesthesiologyVivantes-Klinikum NeukoellnBerlinGermany
  9. 9.Intensive Care Medicine UnitVUMCAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  10. 10.Intensive Care Medicine UnitHospital Sant PauBarcelonaSpain
  11. 11.Department of Anesthesia and General Intensive Care MedicineUniversity Hospital of ViennaViennaAustria
  12. 12.Intensive Care Medicine UnitFondazione S. MaugeriPaviaItaly
  13. 13.Intensive Care Medicine UnitUniversity Hospital of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  14. 14.Intensive Care Medicine UnitUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA
  15. 15.Department of AnesthesiaUniversity Medical School of UlmUlmGermany
  16. 16.Intensive Care Medicine UnitUniversity Hospital of Le Kremlin-BicetreLe Kremlin BicetreFrance
  17. 17.Pediatric Intensive Care UnitAddenbrooke’s HospitalCambridgeUK
  18. 18.Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive CareUniversity Hospital of LilleLilleFrance

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