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Brain death: medical management in seven Brazilian pediatric intensive care units.

Authors
  • Lago, Patrícia M
  • Piva, Jefferson
  • Garcia, Pedro Celiny
  • Troster, Eduardo
  • Bousso, Albert
  • Sarno, Maria Olivia
  • Torreão, Lara
  • Sapolnik, Roberto
Type
Published Article
Journal
Jornal de pediatria
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Volume
83
Issue
2
Pages
133–140
Identifiers
PMID: 17327930
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although a Brazilian law defining the criteria for the determination of BD has been in place since 1997, we verified that it is not followed as strictly as it should be. Consequently, unnecessary life support is offered to deceased individuals, and there is a discrete involvement of PICUs in organ donation.

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