Aggressive pharmacologic donor management results in more transplanted organs.

@article{Rosendale2003AggressivePD,
  title={Aggressive pharmacologic donor management results in more transplanted organs.},
  author={John D. Rosendale and H Myron Kauffman and Maureen A. McBride and Franki L Chabalewski and Jonathan G. Zaroff and Edward R. Garrity and Francis L. Delmonico and Bruce R. Rosengard},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2003},
  volume={75 4},
  pages={482-7}
}
BACKGROUND Brain death results in adverse pathophysiologic effects in many cadaveric donors, resulting in cardiovascular instability and poor organ perfusion. Hormonal resuscitation (HR) has been reported to stabilize and improve cardiac function in brain-dead donors. The goal of this study was to examine the effect of HR on the brain-dead donor on the number of organs transplanted per donor. METHODS A retrospective analysis of all brain-dead donors recovered in the United States from January… CONTINUE READING

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