Outcome following organ removal from poisoned donors: experience with 12 cases and a review of the literature.

@article{Hantson1995OutcomeFO,
  title={Outcome following organ removal from poisoned donors: experience with 12 cases and a review of the literature.},
  author={Philippe Hantson and M-C. Vekemans and Jean Paul Squifflet and Philippe Mahieu},
  journal={Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation},
  year={1995},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={185-9}
}
From 1975 to 1993, our University Hospital performed 2789 graft procedures. During the same period, 12 poisoned, "brain-dead" patients were considered as organ donors. The toxic substances involved were: methaqualone (n = 1), benzodiazepine alone (n = 1), benzodiazepine plus tricyclic antidepressants (n =1), tricyclic antidepressants alone (n = 1), barbiturates (n = 2), insulin (n = 2), carbon monoxide (n = 1), cyanide (n = 1), methanol (n = 1), and acetaminophen (n = 1). From these intoxicated… CONTINUE READING