Comparison of high- and low-dose corticosteroid regimens for organ donor management
Journal of Critical Care, 07/17/2012
Dhar R et al. – A lower–dose corticosteroid protocol did not result in worsened donor pulmonary or cardiac function, with comparable organs transplanted compared with the traditional High–dose (HD) regimen. Insulin requirements and glycemic control were improved. High–dose methylprednisolone may not be required to support brain–dead donors.