Organ donation following the circulatory determination of death

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/311935
Title:
Organ donation following the circulatory determination of death
Authors:
O’Rourke, J; Zimmermann, JA; Shields, W; McLaughlin, D; Cunningham, P; Magee, C; Hickey, DP
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Issue Date:
Jan-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/311935
Abstract:
Organ Donation following the Circulatory determination of Death was introduced in Beaumont Hospital during 2011. The Intensive Care Society of Ireland formally endorsed a national DCD clinical practice guideline in 2012. This retrospective audit covers a 2-year period during which eleven patients were considered suitable for DCD and where consent was obtained. Nine patients died within the ninety-minute period following the withdrawal of life sustaining therapies and subsequently donated organs (82%). Eighteen kidneys were recovered and seventeen patients received renal transplants - one patient received a nephron-dosing dual renal transplant. Lungs were recovered on two occasions and one patient received a lung transplant. Heart valves were recovered on one occasion. To date sixteen of seventeen recipient patients have functioning renal transplants (94%). In conclusion, this model of deceased donation has proven acceptable to families, nursing and medical staff and the outcomes reported are consistent with international best practice.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
MORTALITY; TRANSPLANTATION
Local subject classification:
ORGAN DONATION; KIDNEY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO’Rourke, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorZimmermann, JAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorShields, Wen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcLaughlin, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMagee, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHickey, DPen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-28T09:43:11Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-28T09:43:11Z-
dc.date.issued2014-01-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/311935-
dc.description.abstractOrgan Donation following the Circulatory determination of Death was introduced in Beaumont Hospital during 2011. The Intensive Care Society of Ireland formally endorsed a national DCD clinical practice guideline in 2012. This retrospective audit covers a 2-year period during which eleven patients were considered suitable for DCD and where consent was obtained. Nine patients died within the ninety-minute period following the withdrawal of life sustaining therapies and subsequently donated organs (82%). Eighteen kidneys were recovered and seventeen patients received renal transplants - one patient received a nephron-dosing dual renal transplant. Lungs were recovered on two occasions and one patient received a lung transplant. Heart valves were recovered on one occasion. To date sixteen of seventeen recipient patients have functioning renal transplants (94%). In conclusion, this model of deceased donation has proven acceptable to families, nursing and medical staff and the outcomes reported are consistent with international best practice.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectMORTALITYen_GB
dc.subjectTRANSPLANTATIONen_GB
dc.subject.otherORGAN DONATIONen_GB
dc.subject.otherKIDNEYen_GB
dc.titleOrgan donation following the circulatory determination of deathen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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