Identification of potential organ donors of advanced age in EDs.

@article{Conte2012IdentificationOP,
  title={Identification of potential organ donors of advanced age in EDs.},
  author={Philippe Le Conte and David Riochet and Laetitia Labastire and Jean Christophe Auneau and Estelle Legeard and Myriam Van Tricht and Eric Batard and Emmanuel Montassier and Arnaud Martinage and Gilles Potel},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={170-3}
}
OBJECTIVE In France and in Belgium, as in many countries, there is a shortage of organs for transplantation, which has led to strategies to recruit older potential donors who may die of stroke. METHODS We conducted a post hoc analysis to identify potential organ donors with cardiac function among a population of dying patients in emergency departments. This population had been selected for a separate multicenter prospective observational study. We identified patients who died of a neurologic… CONTINUE READING