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dc.contributor.authorvan Veen, Ernest
dc.contributor.authorVan Der Jagt, Mathieu
dc.contributor.authorCnossen, Maryse C.
dc.contributor.authorMaas, Andrew I. R.
dc.contributor.authorDe Beaufort, Inez D.
dc.contributor.authorMenon, David K.
dc.contributor.authorCiterio, Giuseppe
dc.contributor.authorStocchetti, Nino
dc.contributor.authorRietdijk, Wim J. R.
dc.contributor.authorvan Dijck, Jeroen T. J. M.
dc.contributor.authorKompanje, Erwin J. O.
dc.contributor.authorVik, Anne
dc.contributor.authorAndelic, Nada
dc.contributor.authorAndreassen, Lasse
dc.contributor.authorAnke, Audny
dc.contributor.authorFrisvold, Shirin
dc.contributor.authorHelseth, Eirik
dc.contributor.authorRoise, Olav
dc.contributor.authorSkandsen, Toril
dc.contributor.authorHåberg, Asta
dc.contributor.authorRøe, Cecilie
dc.identifier.citationCritical Care. 2018, 22 (306), 1-11.nb_NO
dc.description.abstractBackground We aimed to investigate the extent of the agreement on practices around brain death and postmortem organ donation. Methods Investigators from 67 Collaborative European NeuroTrauma Effectiveness Research in Traumatic Brain Injury (CENTER-TBI) study centers completed several questionnaires (response rate: 99%). Results Regarding practices around brain death, we found agreement on the clinical evaluation (prerequisites and neurological assessment) for brain death determination (BDD) in 100% of the centers. However, ancillary tests were required for BDD in 64% of the centers. BDD for nondonor patients was deemed mandatory in 18% of the centers before withdrawing life-sustaining measures (LSM). Also, practices around postmortem organ donation varied. Organ donation after circulatory arrest was forbidden in 45% of the centers. When withdrawal of LSM was contemplated, in 67% of centers the patients with a ventricular drain in situ had this removed, either sometimes or all of the time. Conclusions This study showed both agreement and some regional differences regarding practices around brain death and postmortem organ donation. We hope our results help quantify and understand potential differences, and provide impetus for current dialogs toward further harmonization of practices around brain death and postmortem organ donation.nb_NO
dc.publisherBMC (part of Springer Nature)nb_NO
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleBrain death and postmortem organ donation: report of a questionnaire from the CENTER-TBI studynb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.source.journalCritical Carenb_NO
dc.description.localcode© The Author(s). 2018 Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for nevromedisin og bevegelsesvitenskap

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