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ASTS recommended practice guidelines for controlled donation after cardiac death organ procurement and transplantation

Reich, D.J., et al., ASTS recommended practice guidelines for controlled donation after cardiac death organ procurement and transplantation. Am J Transplant, 2009. 9(9): p. 2004-11.  

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Clinical report-Guidelines for the determination of brain death in infants and children: an update of the 1987 task force recommendations

Nakagawa, T.A., et al., Clinical report-Guidelines for the determination of brain death in infants and children: an update of the 1987 task force recommendations. Pediatrics, 2011. 128(3): p.…

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Practice Parameters: Determining Brain Death in Adults

Practice Parameters: Determining Brain Death in Adults. Neurology, 1995. 45: p. 1012-14.

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Evidence-based guideline update: determining brain death in adults: report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology

Wijdicks, E.F., et al., Evidence-based guideline update: determining brain death in adults: report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology, 2010. 74(23):…

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Practice parameters for determining brain death in adults (summary statement). The Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology

Practice parameters for determining brain death in adults (summary statement). The Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology, 1995. 45(5): p. 1012-4.  

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Center to Advance Palliative Care - CAPC

Palliative care, also known as palliative medicine, is specialized medical care for people living with serious illness. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.


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