The Modified Apnea Test During Brain Death Determination: An Alternative in Patients With Hypoxia.

@article{Ahlawat2015TheMA,
  title={The Modified Apnea Test During Brain Death Determination: An Alternative in Patients With Hypoxia.},
  author={Aditi Ahlawat and Raphael A. Carandang and Stephen O Heard and Susanne Muehlschlegel},
  journal={Journal of intensive care medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={
          66-9
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Conventional apnea testing in patients with severe hypoxemia or hemodynamic instability with removal from the ventilator support is unsafe. We describe an alternative approach to apnea testing, which may be used in patients with hypoxia unable to undergo conventional apnea testing. METHODS Case Report. A 42-year-old man had a severe traumatic brain injury resulting in diffuse cerebral edema and subarachnoid hemorrhage with herniation. His presentation was complicated by hypoxic… CONTINUE READING
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