Analysis of brain death declaration process and its impact on organ donation in a reference trauma center

Jorge Tadeu Campos Paixão, Vitor Hugo Nunes do Nascimento, Marcela Coutinho Alves, Maria de Fátima Albuquerque Rodrigues, Emanuel de Jesus Soares de Sousa, Bruno Lopes Dos Santos-Lobato
2020 Einstein (São Paulo)  
To characterize the processes of brain death diagnosis and organ donation in a reference trauma center. Observational and cross-sectional study with patients notified with brain death at a reference trauma center. Data were obtained through the collection of medical records and brain death declaration forms. One hundred fity-nine patients were notified with brain death, mostly male (82.6%), young adults (97.61%) and victims of brain traumatic injury (93.7%). Median of the total time interval
more » ... al time interval for the diagnosis of brain death was 20.75 hours, with no difference between organ donors and non-donors. We had excessive time intervals on brain death declaration, but without statistical effect on organ donation numbers. We had low efficacy in brain death declaration based on longer time intervals, with no impact on organ donation.
doi:10.31744/einstein_journal/2020AO5448 pmid:32965298 fatcat:k3c6o4kksjd4lkukr45mvh2mi4