Hemodynamic and oxygen transport patterns after head trauma and brain death: implications for management of the organ donor.

@article{Belzberg2007HemodynamicAO,
  title={Hemodynamic and oxygen transport patterns after head trauma and brain death: implications for management of the organ donor.},
  author={Howard Belzberg and William C. Shoemaker and Charles C. J. Wo and Timothy P Nicholls and Alexis B C Dang and Vladimir L Zelman and John Peter Gruen and Thomas V. Berne and Demetrios Demetriades},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2007},
  volume={63 5},
  pages={1032-42}
}
OBJECTIVES The aims of the present study were to describe the temporal hemodynamic and oxygen transport patterns of patients with head injuries as well as the patterns of those who became brain dead to better understand the role of underlying central regulatory hemodynamic mechanisms and ultimately to improve rates of organ donation. METHODS We studied 388 consecutive noninvasively monitored patients with severe head trauma; 79 of these became brain dead. Monitoring was started shortly after… CONTINUE READING

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