Pediatric Brain Death and Organ Transplantation

  • John F. Edmonds
  • Sik-Nin Wong

Abstract

This chapter presents the criteria developed at a large Canadian pediatric hospital for the diagnosis of brain death, and our experience in reaching this diagnosis over a recent four year period. The historical development of Canadian guidelines is reviewed and future recommendations are presented.

Keywords

Organ Donation Brain Death Radionuclide Angiography Spinal Reflex Central Nervous System Depressant 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • John F. Edmonds
    • 1
  • Sik-Nin Wong
    • 1
  1. 1.Intensive Care UnitThe Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada

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