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© 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.

Original publication

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4614-4304-9_24

Type

Chapter

Book title

The Brain-Dead Organ Donor: Pathophysiology and Management

Publication Date

01/03/2013

Volume

9781461443049

Pages

299 - 310