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Hemodynamic and metabolic responses to hormonal therapy in brain-dead potential organ donors

Novitzky, D., D. Cooper, and B. Reichert, Hemodynamic and metabolic responses to hormonal therapy in brain-dead potential organ donors. Transplantation, 1987. 43: p. 852-54.

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Devastating brain injuries: assessment and management part I: overview of brain death

Dixon, T.D. and D.J. Malinoski, Devastating brain injuries: assessment and management part I: overview of brain death. West J Emerg Med, 2009. 10(1): p. 11-7.

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Cadaver donor screening for infectious agents in solid organ transplantation

Delmonico, F.L., Cadaver donor screening for infectious agents in solid organ transplantation. Clin Infect Dis, 2000. 31(3): p. 781-6.

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Pretransplant evaluation for infections in donors and recipients of solid organs

Schaffner, A., Pretransplant evaluation for infections in donors and recipients of solid organs. Clin Infect Dis, 2001. 33 Suppl 1: p. S9-14.

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Lung and heart allocation in the United States

Colvin-Adams, M., et al., Lung and heart allocation in the United States. Am J Transplant, 2012. 12(12): p. 3213-34.

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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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