The circulatory–respiratory determination of death in organ donation*

@article{Bernat2010TheCD,
  title={The circulatory–respiratory determination of death in organ donation*},
  author={James L. Bernat and Alexander M Capron and Thomas P Bleck and Sandralee A. Blosser and Susan L Bratton and James F. Childress and Michael A. Devita and Gerard J. Fulda and Cynthia J. Gries and Mudit Mathur and Thomas A. Nakagawa and Cynda H. Rushton and Sam D. Shemie and Douglas B White},
  journal={Critical Care Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={38},
  pages={963-970}
}
Objective:Death statutes permit physicians to declare death on the basis of irreversible cessation of circulatory–respiratory or brain functions. The growing practice of organ donation after circulatory determination of death now requires physicians to exercise greater specificity in circulatory–respiratory death determination. We studied circulatory–respiratory death determination to clarify its concept, practice, and application to innovative circulatory determination of death protocols… 
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