[Hypothalamic and pituitary function in brain death].

Hypothalamic and pituitary hormone levels were measured in 56 patients meeting the criteria of brain death proposed by the Japanese Ministry of Welfare. Pituitary hormone releasing tests were carried out in 39 patients. In addition, cerebral angiography and transcranial Doppler (TCD) were performed in 13 and six patients, respectively, just after hormone… (More)