The Determination of Brain Death in Infants and Children: A Review of the Updated Brain Death Guidelines for Infants and Children

Clinical Pulmonary Medicine, 05/02/2012

Nakagawa TA – The Pediatric Section of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Section on Critical Care of the American Academy of Pediatrics, in conjunction with the Child Neurology Society, formed a multidisciplinary committee of medical and surgical subspecialists with the support of the American College of Critical Care Medicine to review and revise the 1987 guidelines. The updated clinical guidelines are designed to promote standardization of brain death determination for medical specialists who are tasked with determining death in infants and children.

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