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Trends in brain-dead organ donor characteristics: a 13-year analysis

Hassanain, Mazen; Simoneau, Eve; Doi, Suhail A; Aljiffry, Murad; Aloraini, Abdulla; Madkhali, Ahmad; Metrakos, Peter


BACKGROUND Driven by disease trends, such as obesity and metabolic syndrome, that are increasingly prevalent in the general population, we aimed to evaluate the comorbidities and attributes of the brain-dead organ donor population over time in a longitudinal study. METHODS We compared overall health and baseline attributes of organ donors between 2000-2005 and 2006-2012 using our prospective transplant database. Descriptive and comparative analyses of the 2 historical cohorts were performed....[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-06
Type: Journal article
Source: Canadian Journal of Surgery
DOI: 10.1503/cjs.007415


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