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Problems associated with the apnea test in the diagnosis of brain death
Brain death is the absence of all cortical functions, including the brainstem. The apnea test (AT) is a necessary requisite to complete this diagnosis. Anecdotal reports describing hypotension and acidosis due to apnea test have been reported. However, there are few studies that evaluate complications or difficulties related to this procedure. To analyze medical problems associated with the apnea test. We analyzed clinical features, potential risk conditions, and problems in 129 brain deadpmid:15472423 fatcat:nw6pumzb75aabdpgykp6bjehmu