I have only done it once in my 15 years and that was in the E.D. on a 19 year-old with an 8 mm midline shift status post intracranial hemorrhage, but I think that it was ordered in the emotion of the situation in this one special case due the age of the patient and sensitivity to the family. There is no set protocol for this in our facility.
Happy New Year.
Jason T. Card, BS RVT
Sky Lakes Medical Center
Klamath Falls, OR
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Subject: Carotid and Vertebral Duplex Scanning for Brain Death
In a 1994 issue of the Journal of Vascular Technology we published a paper entitled “Internal Carotid and Vertebral Duplex Scanning for the Determination of Brain Death”. In the September, 2008 issue of the Journal of Vascular Ultrasound a case study was published presented by a group from the Cleveland Clinic entitled “Findings of Brain Death with the use of Carotid Duplex Sonography”. In the past 17 years has anyone else used carotid/vertebral duplex scanning to assist in the confirmation of Brain Death?
I would appreciate any feedback- Sincerely,
Tom Rosendahl- Vascular Lab
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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