Alcune valutazioni ormonali nella morte cerebrale.

Translated title of the contribution: Hormone evaluation in brain death

V. Gravame, L. Porretti, M. Cardillo, G. Marchesi, M. Rizzi, C. Sacchi, A. Candiani, M. Chiaranda, L. Gualandris, E. Taioli, M. Scalamogna

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BACKGROUND: In this study, the level and the variation of a number of hormone and metabolic parameters during brain death treatment in potential organ donors have been monitored. METHODS: Thirty-nine consecutive brain-dead patients were enrolled in 3 Intensive Care Units of Regional Hospitals of the North of Italy. All patients were potential organ donors and free from diseases before the accident leading to death. The levels of ADH, ACTH, TSH, prolactin, cortisol, aldosterone, FT3, FT4, renin, serum lactate and plasma osmolality were measured immediately after the diagnosis of brain death (T0), certified following the Italian law of December 29, 1993, n. 578, and after 6 hours (T6). RESULTS: Hormone levels were normal in the majority of subjects, and there was no significant variation during the 6 hours of the observation period. No correlation was found between the hormone levels considered and the metabolic parameters; ADH levels were not correlated with plasma osmolality. FT3 levels were below the normal range in the majority of subjects, but were not associated with a higher lactate level, which is used as a marker of a shift toward tissue anaerobic metabolism. CONCLUSIONS: In conclusion, triiodothyronine administration to improve metabolic order and thus the function of organs for transplantation is not justified in brain-dead patients.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)725-731
Number of pages7
JournalMinerva Anestesiologica
Volume65
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1999

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Brain Death
Hormones
Osmolar Concentration
Lactic Acid
Tissue Donors
Anaerobiosis
Triiodothyronine
Organ Transplantation
Aldosterone
Renin
Prolactin
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
Italy
Accidents
Intensive Care Units
Hydrocortisone
Reference Values
Observation
Serum
Therapeutics

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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Gravame, V., Porretti, L., Cardillo, M., Marchesi, G., Rizzi, M., Sacchi, C., ... Scalamogna, M. (1999). Alcune valutazioni ormonali nella morte cerebrale. Minerva Anestesiologica, 65(10), 725-731.

Alcune valutazioni ormonali nella morte cerebrale. / Gravame, V.; Porretti, L.; Cardillo, M.; Marchesi, G.; Rizzi, M.; Sacchi, C.; Candiani, A.; Chiaranda, M.; Gualandris, L.; Taioli, E.; Scalamogna, M.

In: Minerva Anestesiologica, Vol. 65, No. 10, 10.1999, p. 725-731.

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Gravame, V, Porretti, L, Cardillo, M, Marchesi, G, Rizzi, M, Sacchi, C, Candiani, A, Chiaranda, M, Gualandris, L, Taioli, E & Scalamogna, M 1999, 'Alcune valutazioni ormonali nella morte cerebrale.', Minerva Anestesiologica, vol. 65, no. 10, pp. 725-731.
Gravame V, Porretti L, Cardillo M, Marchesi G, Rizzi M, Sacchi C et al. Alcune valutazioni ormonali nella morte cerebrale. Minerva Anestesiologica. 1999 Oct;65(10):725-731.
Gravame, V. ; Porretti, L. ; Cardillo, M. ; Marchesi, G. ; Rizzi, M. ; Sacchi, C. ; Candiani, A. ; Chiaranda, M. ; Gualandris, L. ; Taioli, E. ; Scalamogna, M. / Alcune valutazioni ormonali nella morte cerebrale. In: Minerva Anestesiologica. 1999 ; Vol. 65, No. 10. pp. 725-731.
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