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OBJECTIVES The number of cardiac transplantation procedures does not increase because of the lack of donor hearts despite an increase in the number of brain-dead organ donors. The criteria used to select a donor heart are not formally standardized. The aim of the present study was to analyze the criteria that contribute to the selection of a donor heart. (More)
We report a grade III allergic hypersensitivity reaction occurring in a 72-year-old patient immediately after anaesthesia induction. Anaphylaxis to cisatracurium was diagnosed on clinical symptoms, biological tests and positivity of the cutaneous tests to this neuromuscular blocking agent. Five days after this allergological assessment, rocuronium, a muscle(More)
OBJECTIVES The diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for evaluation and management of cardiac function in brain-dead patients vary from country to country. The aim of the present study was to describe the results of the evaluation of brain-dead patients as potential cardiac donors in a French teaching hospital that manages the largest number of brain-dead(More)
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