Iván Ortega-Deballon

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AIM Extracorporeal resuscitation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) deploys rapid cardiopulmonary bypass to sustain oxygenated circulation until the return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). The purpose of this systematic review is to address the defining elements and outcomes (quality survival and organ donation) of currently active protocols for(More)
INTRODUCTION A chronic shortage of organs remains the main factor limiting organ transplantation. Many countries have explored the option of uncontrolled donation after circulatory death (uDCD) in order to expand the donor pool. Little is known regarding the variability of practices and outcomes between existing protocols. This systematic review addresses(More)
In their special contribution, Simon et al. identify ethical issues of donation after cardiac death (DCD) procedures. We propose a cause-based approach to refractory cardiac arrest for increasing survival in selected patients, making a rational use of resources while retaining the possibility of increasing the pool of organs. As the authors conclude, both(More)
According with the last updated guidelines on resuscitation, the underlying cause of cardiac arrest (CA) should be identified, treated and, if possible, reversed with different strategies but a common target: to increase long-term survival with good neurologic recovery. At the same time, some countries have implemented protocols for donation after(More)
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