Year 2018, Volume 4 , Issue 4, Pages 411 - 415 2018-10-04

Early detection of brain damage in emergency department and the organ donation process: a case series

İskender Aksoy [1] , Mehtap Pehlivanlar Küçük [2] , Çağatay Erman Öztürk [3] , Ahmet Baydın [4]


Brain death is defined as the irreversible loss of brain function following various pathophysiological changes. In many countries, the brain death diagnosis is carried out in conjunction with organ transplant programs. In Turkey, at third level health institutions in particular, healthcare units established entities that follow similar procedures. The increased number of patients waiting for organs and donor discovery studies have enhanced the public’s interest in this topic. Since the emergency department is usually the first line in admitting patients, its staff must have the firsthand knowledge of managing brain death and organ donation process. In this article, we present three clinical cases that we followed and diagnosed with brain death in our emergency department. Due to the lack of studies addressing brain death procedures in the emergency service, we believe that this report will greatly contribute to our awareness and handling of brain death treatment. 

Brain death, emergency medicine, organ donation
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Case Reports
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-4426-3342
Author: İskender Aksoy (Primary Author)
Institution: ONDOKUZ MAYIS ÜNİVERSİTESİ, TIP FAKÜLTESİ, DAHİLİ TIP BİLİMLERİ BÖLÜMÜ, ACİL TIP ANABİLİM DALI
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-2247-4074
Author: Mehtap Pehlivanlar Küçük
Institution: ONDOKUZ MAYIS ÜNİVERSİTESİ, TIP FAKÜLTESİ, TEMEL TIP BİLİMLERİ BÖLÜMÜ, ANESTEZİYOLOJİ VE REANİMASYON ANABİLİM DALI, YOĞUN BAKIM BİLİM DALI
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-6959-1695
Author: Çağatay Erman Öztürk
Institution: ONDOKUZ MAYIS ÜNİVERSİTESİ, TIP FAKÜLTESİ, TEMEL TIP BİLİMLERİ BÖLÜMÜ, ANESTEZİYOLOJİ VE REANİMASYON ANABİLİM DALI, YOĞUN BAKIM BİLİM DALI
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-4987-0878
Author: Ahmet Baydın
Institution: ONDOKUZ MAYIS ÜNİVERSİTESİ, TIP FAKÜLTESİ, DAHİLİ TIP BİLİMLERİ BÖLÜMÜ, ACİL TIP ANABİLİM DALI
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : October 4, 2018

EndNote %0 The European Research Journal Early detection of brain damage in emergency department and the organ donation process: a case series %A İskender Aksoy , Mehtap Pehlivanlar Küçük , Çağatay Erman Öztürk , Ahmet Baydın %T Early detection of brain damage in emergency department and the organ donation process: a case series %D 2018 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 4 %N 4 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.377090 %U 10.18621/eurj.377090