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15% of patients with spontaneous subarachnoid haemorrhage have normal cerebral angiograms; they fare better than patients with demonstrated aneurysms, though rebleeding and cerebral ischaemia can still occur. In patients with a normal angiogram and accumulation of blood in the cisterns around the midbrain--"perimesencephalic nonaneurysmal(More)
We prospectively studied serial electrocardiograms in 61 patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Electrocardiographic changes were related to the initial level of consciousness, to subsequent events, and to outcome after 3 months. All 61 patients had at least one abnormal electrocardiogram, but cardiac disease did not contribute directly to(More)
We studied the diagnostic accuracy of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with technetium 99m-labeled hexamethylpropylene amine oxime (Tc 99m HMPAO) in 48 patients with probable Alzheimer's disease (AD) according to NINCDS-ADRDA criteria and in 60 controls recruited from a population-based study. With logistic regression, we identified(More)
The shape, size and location of regions of interest (ROls) show considerable variability between single-photon emission tomography (SPET) studies in aging and Alzheimer's disease, but the possible influence on study results remains unknown. We compared three different ROIs in a SPET study with 60 controls and in 48 patients with probable Alzheimer's disease(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of varying levels of assist during pressure support (PSV) and Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NAVA) on the aeration of the dependent and non-dependent lung regions by means of Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT). We studied ten mechanically ventilated patients with Acute Lung Injury (ALI).(More)
We describe a characteristic distribution of cisternal blood in 52 patients with nonaneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage proved by a normal angiogram. On CT, the center of the bleeding was located immediately anterior to the brainstem in all patients, which was confirmed in four patients who were studied with MR imaging. Extension to the ambient cisterns or(More)
OBJECTIVE We studied the diagnostic power of blood distribution on CT (performed within 72 hours after the bleed) for the site of ruptured aneurysm in 168 consecutive patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage with either a single aneurysm or no aneurysm on the four-vessel angiogram or postmortem examination. METHODS A neurosurgeon and a neuroradiologist blind(More)
Computed tomography demonstrated acute hydrocephalus less than or equal to 72 hours after subarachnoid hemorrhage in 24 (23%) of 104 patients. Of these 24 patients, six (25%) had no impairment of consciousness. In nine (11%) of the remaining 80 patients, acute hydrocephalus developed within 1 week after subarachnoid hemorrhage. With the exception of three(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE After admission to the hospital of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, we assessed the predictive value of the extent of the hemorrhage on computed tomography in addition to that of clinical grading scales for poor outcome, infarction, and rebleeding. METHODS We studied 471 consecutive patients with aneurysmal(More)