Functional repair of brain death-induced injury
Leuvenink HGD., Seelen MA., Ploeg RJ.
© 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York. All rights reserved. The abnormal physiological state of brain death has large implications for the quality of organs donated for transplantation. During the last decade, it was shown that brain death leads to severe imbalance in homeostasis characterized by an inflammatory state of the graft-to-be. Prevention or even repair of brain death-induced injury will lead to organs of better quality, and therefore improved transplant results.