Brain Death / Edition 2

Brain Death / Edition 2

by Eelco F.M. Wijdicks
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199793360

ISBN-13: 9780199793365

Pub. Date: 05/13/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Brain Death is a new, ambitious, and thoroughly researched work that draws heavily upon original research data but also is interspersed throughout with practical information for the practicing neurologist, neurointensivist, neurosurgeon, anesthesiologist, trauma surgeon and organ procurement organizations.

The core of the text combines the theory and practice of

Overview

Brain Death is a new, ambitious, and thoroughly researched work that draws heavily upon original research data but also is interspersed throughout with practical information for the practicing neurologist, neurointensivist, neurosurgeon, anesthesiologist, trauma surgeon and organ procurement organizations.

The core of the text combines the theory and practice of brain death determination, history, and the development of clinical criteria of what brain death is. With incredible clarity, the author describes in the first five chapters the complex neurological evaluations and all the pitfalls that can be experienced: cultural beliefs, bioethical problems, discussions with family members, and many of the issues associated with organ procurement.

Brain Death also includes a separate chapter that comprises 25 of the most commonly encountered problems in evaluating the brain dead patient and their corresponding answers, as well as a pocket card to assist with the documentation of brain death at the bedside.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199793365
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/13/2011
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 HISTORY OF BRAIN DEATH
CHAPTER 2 NEUROLOGY OF BRAIN DEATH
CHAPTER 3 BELIEFS ABOUT BRAIN DEATH
CHAPTER 4 CRITICS AND BRAIN DEATH
CHAPTER 5 PROCUREMENT AFTER BRAIN DEATH
CHAPTER 6 CLINICAL PROBLEMS IN BRAIN DEATH
1. The qualification of the examiner.
2. Clinical mimics.
3. Acid-base disturbances.
4. Electrolyte abnormalities.
5. Acute intoxications.
6. Reliability of ancillary tests.
7. Ancillary tests and confounders.
8. Primary brainstem lesion.
9. Uncertainty with interpreting spinal reflexes.
10. Ventilator autocycling.
11. Chronic CO2 retention and apnea test.
12. Aborting the apnea test.
13. Breathing during the apnea test.
14. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
15. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
16. Anencephaly.
17. Shaken baby syndrome.
18. Maternal brain death.
19. Legal concerns.
20. Family opposition.
21. Sperm and oocyte retrieval.
22. Organ donation and the hemodynamically unstable donor.
23. Organ donation in prisoners.
24. Organ donation, consent and costs.
25. Organ donation and directing the gift.

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