NEUROCRITICAL CARE Divining death-do we have the right tools for the job?

Division of Critical Care, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA.
Nature Reviews Neurology (Impact Factor: 15.36). 06/2012; 8(8):421-2. DOI: 10.1038/nrneurol.2012.127
Source: PubMed


Given the national deficit in available organs for transplantation, substantial motivation exists to enhance procurement in the area of donation after cardiac death. This article reviews a new predictive tool that aims to identify donors dying within the viable time frame while reducing the human and resource implications of unsuccessful attempts.

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