The Brain-Dead Organ Donor

Pathophysiology and Management

Editors: Novitzky, Dimitri, Cooper, David K. C. (Eds.)

  • Groundbreaking, multidisciplinary title developed by a group of renowned experts
  • Comprehensive overview of brain death and the selection of suitable brain-dead organ donors
  • State-of-the-art discussion and guidlines of how a potential organ donor should be managed to ensure maximum use of the organs and cells
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Addressing all aspects of brain death and thoroughly detailing how a potential organ donor should be maintained to ensure maximum use of the organs and cells, The Brain-Dead Organ Donor: Pathophysiology and Management is a landmark addition to the literature.  This first-of-its-kind, multidisciplinary volume will be of interest to a large section of the medical community. The first section of the book reviews the historical, medical, legal, and ethical aspects of brain death.  That is followed by two chapters on the pathophysiology of brain death as investigated in small and large animal models.  This includes a review of the many hormonal changes, including the neuroendocrine- adrenergic ‘storm’, that takes place during and following the induction of brain death, and how they impact metabolism.  The next section of the book reviews various effects of brain death, namely its impact on thyroid function, the inflammatory response that develops, and  those relating to innate immunity. The chapters relating to assessment and management of potential organ donors will be of interest to a very large group of transplant surgeons and physicians as well as critical care and neurocritical care physicians and nurses. Neurologists, endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, and pathologists will also be interested, especially in the more basic science sections on various aspects of brain-death and hormonal therapy. Organ procurement organizations and transplant coordinators worldwide will also be interested in this title. Other chapters will be of interest to medical historians, medico-legal experts, and ethicists.  

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Novitzky, Dimitri (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Historical Aspects of the Diagnosis of Death

    Bacigalupo, Félix (et al.)

    Pages 7-11

  • The Determination of Brain Death

    Keller, Curtis M. (et al.)

    Pages 13-19

  • Legal Aspects of Brain Death and Organ Donorship

    Munoz, Ricky T. (et al.)

    Pages 21-35

  • Ethical Issues in Organ Donation from Brain-Dead Donors

    Fox, Mark D. (et al.)

    Pages 37-53

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eBook $189.00
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-4303-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • low-cost access
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Brain-Dead Organ Donor
Book Subtitle
Pathophysiology and Management
Editors
  • Dimitri Novitzky
  • David K. C. Cooper
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4304-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4304-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4303-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 368
Topics