Brain Death in Children Guidelines and Experience at the Massachusetts General Hospital
The determination of death by brain criteria in children remains an area in which official guidelines are vague but one in which practical needs have mandated the adoption of specific criteria. This chapter presents the guidelines that have been developed for children at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), comments on their use over the past 2 years, and discusses several problems in their practical application.
KeywordsPediatric Intensive Care Unit Brain Death Massachusetts General Hospital Apnea Testing Brain Criterion
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