2012
DOI: 10.6061/clinics/2012(01)11 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: OBJECTIVE:Experimental findings support clinical evidence that brain death impairs the viability of organs for transplantation, triggering hemodynamic, hormonal, and inflammatory responses. However, several of these events could be consequences of brain death–associated trauma. This study investigated microcirculatory alterations and systemic inflammatory markers in brain-dead rats and the influence of the associated trauma.METHOD:Brain death was induced using intracranial balloon inflation; sham-operated rats… Show more

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